A Gala night at the Ballet is a showcase of classical & contemporary dance, featuring some of Australia’s most sought after performers in a collaboration between professional dance companies and local dance education provider, Port Macquarie Performing Arts.
The central piece will be the re-staging of the 1999 full length ballet, Armistice, choreographed by Stacey Morgan and performed by dancers from Port Macquarie Performing Arts.
In addition to this piece, diverssments will be performed as part of the Gala. Dancers from The Queensland Ballet, the West Australian Ballet, the Melbourne City Ballet and The Australian Ballet will converge on Port Macquarie for a three performance run in August, 2019.
With an assortment of classical and contemporary pieces and mix of professional and student performers’ Gala night at the Ballet is sure to have something to entertain all dance lovers.
Performances: August 9 & 10, 2019
Director: Stacey Morgan
Choreography by: Angela Murphy, Lauran O’Neill and Stacey Morgan
Cast: Dancers from Port Macquarie Performing Arts along with guest artists from Australia’s leading classical ballet companies.
AUDITIONS – See document here – PMPA Info Sheet Gala Night at the Ballet
Round One: November 20, 2018
Callbacks: November 27, 2018.
NB: Dancers who have been working in Bronze Medal, Bronze Star, Test 1,2,3 Ballet do not need to audition. They will automatically be part of the performance if they are attending two ballet syllabus classes per week.
All dancers will be required to perform in an open ballet class in front of a panel which includes an independent adjudicator. Dancers do not need to prepare anything. Dancers must wear a leotard of their choice, with or without a skirt, pink ballet tights, ballet shoes with or without ribbons, hair in a neat classical bun. Seniors may wear pointe shoes if they wish.
Dancers who have studied Silver Medal, Silver Star & Gold Medal in 2018 at 5:15pm. Dancers who have studied Gold Star, Elementary, Intermediate and above from 6pm.
Successful dancers will be contacted to return for a callback audition the following week where they will be required to perform a Classical variation or solo of their choice. Callbacks will commence at 5:30pm in front of an audience of their peers.
All auditioning dancers must arrive with a one page resume and head shot outlining their previous dance experience. See examples of dance resumes here – Sample resume for auditions
Download: PMPA Info Sheet Gala Night at the Ballet
Download: Sample resume for auditions