Calling all dancers ages 18 and up!

Audition to be a part of The Kate Jablonski Statement, a Chicago-based elite company designed for college students and those with full-time jobs to have the opportunity for an incredible dance experience.

This season will be the company’s most exciting yet! Kate Jablonski is thrilled to announce that KJS will make its debut at Šibenik Dance Festival in Croatia in July 2020.


KJS in CROATIA Announcement: https://youtu.be/uy9vAfixdsU

ŠIBENIK DANCE FESTIVAL

SDF is a dance festival that takes place in Šibenik, Croatia. This year, they are celebrating their 10th year. In the summer of 2019, Kate Jablonski attended SDF as a guest teacher. While there, she taught classes during the afternoon and later had the opportunity to view all of the wonderful dance performances that take place throughout Šibenik in the evening.

At SDF, there are a variety of dance performances featuring numerous companies from around the world. One company performs a full-length show while other companies perform an act or piece that, when combined, creates a full-length show shared by two or more companies. There are four stages that host the dance performances throughout the week.


St. Michael’s Fortress-
Outdoor theater featured in the YouTube link. This theater hosts the full-length dance performance and seats 1200


Barone Fortress-
Another outdoor theater set up in a medieval fortress. This is a smaller venue and audience set-up can be adjusted and unique for each performance
https://www.amadriapark.com/barone-fortress/


Croatian Public Theater-
Indoor Venue in the City Center of Šibenik

https://www.likealocalguide.com/sibenik/croatian-public-theatre-sibenik


City Square-
Outdoor venue temporarily set up in the City Square. Bailee Krucek and Kate Jablonski performed “Falling Water” there last summer.

SDF WEBSITE: http://sibenikdancefestival.com

Audition

Tuesday, November 26th 7-9pm at Beyond Words Dance Center
*Must be 18+ to audition
*Please dance barefoot and wear form-fitting athletic wear

Rehearsals

December 27th: 6-10pm
December 29th: 6-10pm
*The company will meet, cover rules and expectations, discuss repertoire, and have their photoshoot during these times.

Kate Jablonski will assign dancers to pieces and assign choreography during this time. KJS will be recreating existing pieces (with the exception of possibly one or two new pieces) for the show. The company will then stage and block the dances in May/June/July.

May/June/July
Kate Jablonski will create a rehearsal schedule for all of the dances to be blocked, rehearsed, and cleaned. These rehearsals will mostly take place in the evenings and weekends. Kate will do her best to accommodate everyone’s schedules while creating the rehearsal schedule.

July 4-5
Tech & Dress Rehearsal for KJS performance at BWDC

Wednesday, July 8th @ 8pm
KJS Croatia Performance at BWDC

SDF Week
July 20-25, 2020
*The exact date of KJS’ 1-night performance will be determined in January 2020

TRAVEL COSTS

SDF will cover lodging and meals for KJS for the dates that we are rehearsing and/or performing. If you wish to stay any additional days, you are responsible for your additional lodging and meals.

KJS will cover costumes, lighting, photography, and promotional materials for the Croatia performance.

Dancers are responsible for their flights to and from Croatia. The company would fly into either Zadar or Split airport (both are equidistant to Šibenik).

ADDITIONAL INFO

Kate Jablonski is looking for a maximum of 15 dancers for this project.

Please feel free to share this information with any dancers 18+ who might be interested in auditioning. This is an open casting call and all are welcome.

Audition Form

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