Talented teens wanted to audition for Fairfield Halls takeover

If you’re aged 14-19, live in Croydon and are an aspiring dancer or music-maker, you’re invited to audition for Assemble on Sunday, June 23.

The auditions will take place from 1pm to 4pm at Oasis Academy Shirley Park School, Shirley Road, Croydon CR9 7AL.

You’ll be able to meet other like-minded young people with a view to making work together which you’ll eventually perform live on stage at the Fairfield Halls in October.

The auditions will be overseen by composer Shri Sriram and choreographer Jose Agudo.

Assemble is a new and free project for emerging dancers and music-makers aged from 14 to 19 in Croydon, led by Drum The Bass, the locally based production company, and Dance Umbrella, the UK’s biggest and longest running international contemporary dance festival.

Successful applicants will be provided with the opportunity to work collaboratively with other young artists across dance and music, enhance their composition and choreographic skills and, over nine workshops, create new works together for a public performance as part of Dance Umbrella’s Fairfield Halls Takeover.

Shri Sriram (left) and Jose Agudo want musical and dance talents to audition

Sriram said, “Assemble is about putting together aspects of dance and music and the way they work together to draw from, enhance and propel the other. At the audition, we’re hoping to see lots of enthusiastic and curious young musicians and dancers who have or would like to have a strong and positive experience in collaborative composition and performance. The invitation is open to any and all types, styles, concepts and practices of music and dance.

“Jose Agudo and I will run the participants through a series of simple exercises to give them a feel of what’s to come and to emphasise how much fun this learning process will be. We’re keen to choose participants based on their talent and collaborative spirit. The aim is to select eight musicians and eight dancers in order to create two collaborative groups of both musicians and dancers, so we need lots of young people at the audition!

“Once we’ve decided on the teams of participants, we’ll work together over nine more sessions to create two pieces of work which will be performed at the Fairfield Halls on October 19.”

Click on this link to get an idea of dance and music workshops.

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