Photography: Victor Talledos
Call for Dancers:
Audition: Friday October 29th, 2021. 2-4:30pm. In-person.
Danzhaus, San Francisco, CA.
TRHS is in need of dancers to join the company for our 2022 season. Dancers should have advanced skills in Contemporary/Modern Dance or Urban Contemporary modalities. Additionally, they should have at least two years of professional performance experience or be professionally oriented towards dance. A love of experimentation, a collaborative spirit, and the ability to effectively vocalize in performance are musts. Dancers must also be willing to embody fictional characters that may arise out of the creative process. The season will include the creation and performance of a new work which deals with LGBTQ+ equity and possible performances of existing repertoire. The new work will be shown at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas, February 25-26, 2022 and have subsequent performances in San Francisco, in the summer of 2022. Dancers will be expected to teach one master class in their area of expertise during the residency in Texas.
We will consider dancers of all genders and gender expressions. At this time, we have a particular need for male or male presenting performers. LGBTQ+ dancers and those from historically underrepresented backgrounds are especially encouraged to audition.
Pre-registration is required. To do so, simply send an email to Humanshakes@gmail.com. Please bring your headshot and resumé with you to the audition or upload them in digital formats when you register. Either are sufficient. The audition will consist of a short technique class, exploration of an improvised score, and a composition task, including partnering and vocal work. The audition will take place in the upstairs studio at Danzhaus: 1275 Connecticut St, San Francisco, CA 94107. Please inform us at the time of registration if you have any specific needs to ensure that you are able to fully participate in the audition. This information will be kept confidential and reasonable accommodations will be made to the best of our ability.
Those selected for the season must be able to commit to the entire contracted period. The schedule is broken up over several weeks from December 2021-June 2022, with possible additional performance dates occurring over the summer. The complete work schedule for the contracted period is listed below.
December 13-22, 2021. Monday-Friday 10am-2pm. Danzhaus, San Francisco, CA.
January 3-14, 2022. Monday-Friday 10am-2pm. Danzhaus, San Francisco, CA.
February 7-11, 2022. Monday-Friday 10am-2pm. Danzhaus, San Francisco, CA
February 14-26 in Laredo, Texas in residence at Texas A&M International University. Times TBA. This includes final rehearsals, master classes, tech/dress, and two performances.
Summer 2022. Performances in San Francisco, CA. Exact dates and times are still being negotiated. We anticipate having these solidified before the audition, and will notify each registered participant promptly. Performances will most likely occur in either May or June with one week of brush-up rehearsals prior. Since this information is not yet known, we will do our best to be flexible with selected dancers' summer plans.
Compensation: Dancers will receive a competitive salary for each contracted week which will include workers compensation, unemployment, and social security benefits. Additionally, travel, lodging, and per diem will be provided for work occurring in Texas, and/or on tour. Questions about compensation should be directed to Humanshakes@gmail.com.
Covid-19 protocols: Auditioning dancers must present proof of full Covid-19 vaccination or a negative covid test taken within 24 hours of the audition. Please bring this information with you. A photo of vaccination status and/or test result are acceptable. Those who fail to provide this information will not be allowed to audition. Additionally, dancers who are hired for the season, must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 by December 13, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required. Lastly, per the latest San Francisco public health order, masks must be worn during the audition except when eating or drinking. Should this change, we will update the policy accordingly.
For more information about our work and company, please visit us at www.humanshakes.com. We look forward to meeting you!