Audition Series: Liss Fain Dance

Saturday, December 8
4:00-6:00 PM

The ODC School Audition Series brings dancers and choreographers together in a class context. Dancers may use class cards or pay a $15 drop in fee. Come early to fill out information forms.

Liss Fain Dance is auditioning dancers with advanced contemporary technique for the premiere of a performance installation work, May 2-5, 2019 at Z Space. Paid rehearsals begin the week of February 4 and will include approximately 16-20 hours per week in San Francisco and Berkeley. Dancers are paid bi-weekly as employees.

In the audition, dancers will individualize movement phrases and create movement and partnering from prompts. They will work with each other and with the LFD company dancers. Please arrive warmed up and ready to move. Please note: dancers who seem like good candidates for the company may be asked to attend a second callback audition.

Pre-registration is required. To pre-register for the audition, please email your CV and photos to megan@lissfaindance.org

Liss Fain Dance creates immersive performance installations integrating literary text spoken by an actor, either live or as voice-over incorporated into the commissioned sound score. The installation pieces are a true hybrid of dance, literature, music, and visual design. The artistic partners in this work are the dancers, installation designer, composer, actors and costume designer. In the rehearsal process, the dancers and Ms. Fain work collaboratively with the movement phrases and the ideas to explore possibilities, define clarity and accentuate individuality. The excitement and challenge in making abstract work is to expose the personal and emotional elements within the non-narrative structure.

LFD’s performance installations are evening-length works designed for theaters, non-proscenium theatrical venues, unusual architectural structures, galleries, and libraries. The set is an installation that covers the entire spaceLiss Fain Dancework is non-narrative, defined by kinetically and emotionally powerful movement that fuses modern dance’s flow and experimentation with ballet’s precision and lift.. The installation environment and sound score, completely different for each work, amplify the ideas and emotions underlying the text and the choreography. These pieces bring together the dancers and audience for an intimate and vivid experience of performance in unusual and stunning environments. Inside the set and sound environment, the audience moves about at will and close to the performers, experiencing the work from multiple perspectives. The rhythms of the audience members—as they walk, stand, shift focus—create the final layer of intimacy and unpredictability

The installation pieces are a true hybrid of dance, literature, music, and visual design. The artistic partners in this work are the dancers, installation designer, composer, actors and costume designer. These works have been performed at the Forum at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Z Space, ODC Theater, Powerhouse (Brooklyn) with Jamaica Kincaid attending, 3 Legged Dog (New York), Beck & Eggeling Gallery (Dusseldorf), Mill Valley Library, David Brower Center, Central Market Arts Fest, and streamed online www.2ndline.tv. 
In the rehearsal process, the dancers and I work collaboratively with the movement phrases and the ideas to explore possibilities, define clarity and accentuate individuality. The excitement and challenge in making abstract work is to expose the personal and emotional elements within the non-narrative structure.