MASTERCLASS INVITE

Dec 9-12th 2020

Vanara, a new epic musical, is thrilled to invite you to take part in a one-off masterclass series with our talented choreographer Eleesha Drennan, who will lead the dancers in a 4-day intensive workshop commencing on the 9th of December.

The masterclass will provide bespoke training for the skill set required to be in the production of Vanara, which uniquely combines contemporary dance and musical theatre.

Participants will have the opportunity to gain firsthand insight on what it means to be part of this new musical theatre production. We are offering the rare chance to learn original choreography from Vanara The Musical and gain valuable investment from Eleesha and assistant choreographer Mathieu Geffre. If you are looking for a challenging and nurturing professional development opportunity that will connect you with others, this is for you.

During these challenging times in which our lives have been put on hold and we have been required to adapt to a new normal, we are aiming to help you travel in time and immerse yourself in the world of Vanara, where dance is a powerful means of communication, capable of fostering unity and resilience.

The workshop will be in two parts starting with a contemporary technique class that will prepare you for a creative session where you will learn about the physical language of Vanara.

Upon completion of the workshop, you will have learned a short dynamic solo shaped around the story of the people of Vanara; a tribe of primal warriors dancing for their survival and passion.

Together we will create a virtual flash mob- style performance that will be shared online with a vibrant community of musical and dance enthusiasts.

To celebrate the coming of a new year we want to offer our audiences a glimpse into 2021, the year Vanara will premiere. The performance will be a short (1-2 min) blast that celebrates coming together, moving in different places at the same time, dancing to the same rhythm to overcome distance.

Guidelines for participants:

When:

  • December 9-12th, 2020 -10am-1pm GMT workshop (class & creative)
  • December 12th 2-4pm technical rehearsal, performance & film
  • All activity will take place remotely online

To apply please send your CV and a short video of you dancing to our email: info@vanarathemusical.com (exclusively via wetransfer.com – any other method will be discarded) by 28th November 12 noon GMT along with confirmation of your availability.

 

  • Open to professional dancers- all levels of trained performers are welcome including recent graduates. This is an international online event that aims to transcend borders and celebrate diversity. We actively welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and identities to apply.
  • Please note that this opportunity is free of charge, but places are limited. We will notify you by December 1st if we are able to offer you a place.
  • Participation for the full series is required to take part.
  • Please note that by participating to the workshop and signing the attached release form you are giving your permission to Vanara Ltd to film and utilize your appearance in connection to all the content and media.