Open Call for Performers
Open-Call for Performers
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is seeking performers for Kim Brandt’s Level, a series of four performances taking place in MCA’s public and outdoor spaces, with paid rehearsals and performances between September 26-October 3 2019.
Kim Brandt is a choreographer who creates performances using motion to explore how bodies can be and how the environment is shaped when bodies come together. For Level, Brandt orchestrates an intersecting mass of bodies to traverse the museum’s spaces, exposing the relationships between people and environments and their reciprocal impacts. Performers will move up the museum’s front stairs, through the lobby, and other public spaces, during museum hours. Brandt’s work has been presented in New York City at The Shed, MoMA/PS1, Sculpture Center, Abrons Art Center, Pioneer Works, and The Kitchen, among others.
More info about the performances and artist at https://mcachicago.org/Calendar/2019/10/Kim-Brandt-Level and www.kimbrandt.net.
Performers should have a background in dance, yoga, somatics (ex. Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, etc.) and/or meditation, and previous experience performing with an audience is required. Familiarity with pedestrian movement and/or post-modern contemporary dance preferred. All genders, bodies, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and abilities welcome.
Applicants must be available for roughly 16 hours of rehearsals and all four performances without exception, taking place at MCA Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave; specific scheduling to be discussed upon hiring. Performers will receive a stipend of $640 as compensation.
Your submission should include a statement of interest, resume or CV (PDF or Word .doc), and one link to a video performance sample. Please provide all necessary passwords or cue points for the video, which should demonstrate your performance and movement qualities, and your relationship to pedestrian movement, proximity with an audience, and/or specific movement forms. Please also include any known scheduling conflicts between September 26-October 3 2019. Please send all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 16.