How do I register for Choreographer Auditions? Boston Bollywood is seeking choreographers and instructors for it's season six performance. Teaching experience is required. This is a paid opportunity. Our choreographer audition process has changed from prior seasons. All choreographers must register online.
Before filling the registration form, please read the following instructions carefully. Registrations will close at 11:59 PM July 26 and no walk-ins are allowed.
2018 celebrates 105 years of Indian Cinema. To celebrate this year in the 6th (1+0+5=6) season, the second half of the Boston Bollywood Season Six show will have its theme as "Bollywood Through The Decades". Each of the pieces in the second half will be dedicated to a particular decade. Essentially, we will have 7 pieces -- 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 2010s. Please keep this in mind while thinking about the choreography you audition. Please also keep the following notes in mind:
* The songs chosen for these decades must be the most popular, catchy numbers in these decades. * Please do your research to ensure that the dance styles that you present for each one of the songs remains consistent in order to ensure that one costume is sufficient for the entire decade. A theme is not necessary for each decade -- you must ensure that one costume will be sufficient to correctly capture all the songs. * Please do your research to ensure that songs indeed belong to the decade that you are presenting in your audition. * If you are sure of a style of dance but are not sure about songs in a decade, a list of ideas will soon be uploaded in a few days.
The first half of the show will have no particular theme and we will accept all kinds of styles and music genres for the first half.
Choreographer auditions will consist of two rounds. In the first round, choreographers are expected to do the following:
Tape yourself doing up to one minute of the choreography that you’d like to audition in one take. Please reach out to "firstname.lastname@example.org" to confirm that the songs you wish to choreograph have not been used in a previous show. Cell phone cameras are sufficient to take these videos.
Upload the video to YouTube as an unlisted video. Here’s a tutorial on how to upload a video and make it unlisted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwkL9_ESjcU
The Artistic Director will evaluate the audition videos and those selected in the first round will be invited for in person auditions/interview for the second round on June 27th, July 21st or July 22nd. Please indicate your availability on these dates in the registration form. If chosen for the second round, choreographers who are new to Season 6 will be required to demonstrate at least 2 minutes of choreography. Returning choreographers may not be required to attend the second round. Please direct any questions to email@example.com.
Notes: Your chances of advancing to the next round will increase if you do the following:
Teach the choreography to another dancer and have them dance in the video with you.
Where and when are choreographer auditions going to be conducted? Second round of Season Six Choreographer auditions will be held at Green Street Studios, Cambridge, on June 27, July 21, July 22, and July 29.
What if I can't make choreographer auditions? Please complete the registration form and include a minute long video of the choreography you wish to audition. Please note that a video submission is harder to judge and in person audition will help us understanding the vision of your piece better.
What is the deadline to submit an idea? July 26, 2018
What styles of music/dance are you looking for? At Boston Bollywood, we strive to experiment with Indian/South Asian and international dance styles. It is, however, mandatory to use music from the South Asian Music industry or by a South Asian artist. Paired with a Costume Designer and an Artistic Director, the Choreographer will be on a dream team. Together, they will marry the vision of the choreography to the essence of Bollywood.
Who is eligible to audition? Choreographers (18+) of all levels who are passionate about Bollywood!
What if I have never choreographed to a Bollywood song or do not know Indian film music? No problem! If you are looking for inspiration, email firstname.lastname@example.org stating your dance background and a few videos of your work and we will take it from there.
How long should the final piece be? The maximum length of the piece is 3 minutes and the minimum length is 2.5 minutes. Director's approval is required for shorter or longer pieces.
What is the audition format? In the second round, choreographers will be asked to perform one minute of their choreography. They may be required to teach a few 8-counts to the director. They should also prepare to answer questions about the following:
Vision of the piece
Level of the piece (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)