Photography: Victor Talledos
TRHS seeks adventurous dancers to join the company for project work in 2021 and 2022. These include performances in the San Francisco Bay Area, Texas, and a possible tour. Dancers should have advanced skills in Contemporary/Modern Dance or Urban Contemporary Dance forms, a minimum of two years professional experience as a dancer, or be professionally oriented towards dance. Selected dancers will contribute to the creative process of a new work already in progress premiering in the Summer of 2021, and will ideally be part of an additional work in the Spring and Summer of 2022. All company members must be comfortable performing nude occasionally, have strong partnering skills, and be able to vocalize effectively while performing. A background in music or musical theater is a plus, though not required. A can-do, good humored attitude is a must. TRHS dancers receive a weekly salary, including sick pay and workers compensation. The contract period will be roughly 7-10 weeks in 2021 and may be 10-15 weeks or more in 2022. Dancers must be able to legally work in the United States. LGBTQI+ dancers and dancers from BIPOC communities are especially encouraged to audition.
To Audition: In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, this audition will take place entirely online via Zoom. Please send a headshot and resumé, along with a short video clip (no more than 5 minutes) of your dancing to Humanshakes@gmail.com. Performance videos are preferred, but other formats are also acceptable. Within a week of your submission, we will let you know via email if we would like to schedule an online audition and interview with you. The audition will consist of a short technical warm-up, learning a choreographed phrase, and improvisational experiment, and a composition assignment. Each audition will take place on a Sunday from 1-3pm Pacific Standard Time. Please send in your headshot/resumé and video clip no later than February 10, 2021.
Rehearsals and Performances: Dancers selected for projects in 2021 must be available for in-person rehearsals in San Francisco beginning May 10, 2021. Rehearsals are Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm PST (20 hours per week). Performances will take place June 25-27th, 2021 in the evening. Performances will be either at Dance Mission Theater or in an outdoor location, depending on how the health crisis evolves. There may or may not be additional project work in the end of the summer 2021.
Dancers invited to join us for 2022 must be available for in-person rehearsals in San Francisco beginning in December of 2021. Rehearsals will take place for several weeks in December/January (excluding the holidays) and then resume in March of 2022. Performance premiere dates are tentatively scheduled for April 15-16, 2022 in Laredo, Texas with two weeks of final rehearsals and workshop participation required before the performances. Subsequent performances will occur in San Francisco in the summer of 2022 with possible tour dates to follow. Lodging and travel will be provided for all activities occurring outside of the San Francisco Bay Area. Exact dates for 2022 are still TBA.
Covid-19: All in-person rehearsals and performances will follow the most up-to-date health and safety guidelines until the health crisis is over. Please reach out with any questions or concerns you may have.
For further inquiries, please email Humanshakes@gmail.com. We look forward to meeting you!