Loulé is looking for young dancers interested in participating in a European dance project and will host the second auditions on the 28th, 29th and 30th of April, at Palácio Gama Lobo.
The auditions are aimed at young people living in the Algarve between the ages of 18 and 28 who have some dance training, in particular urban or contemporary dance, but are open to all styles.
We look for young people who are motivated by teamwork and who adapt well to multidisciplinary contexts (theater, music, dance).
The chosen ones will have the possibility to travel in Europe with the other dancers from other countries (Germany, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Romania, United Kingdom, Latvia, Lithuania, Croatia, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia and Sweden).
The goal is to create shows in several European cities – among them Loulé – over four years, until 2024. In Portugal, the People Power Partnership has already held two auditions to date, in Lisbon and Loulé, still in 2020, and the context pandemic ended up slightly delaying the process, but behold, the selection jury will be back in Portugal – this time, only in Loulé – for a second opportunity to attract young talent.
It should be noted that the Municipality of Loulé is, alongside the Lisbon City Council, one of the two Portuguese partners in the People Power Partnership, a large-scale artistic co-creation project led by Germany, through the Aktionstheater PAN.OPTIKUM in Friburg.
In all, the PPP has 14 European partners and the dancers come from 16 countries. The project is financed by the European Union's Creative Europe program, and runs until December 2024.
To participate, before the auditions, there is a pre-selection that involves answering, in English, in a short video, to five questions:
In which dance style or dance environment do you feel the most comfortable, the most at home ?; What could be challenging for you regarding dance or the choreography work ?; What are your skills in dancing and in terms of behavior, such as character traits that you bring into the group and the team ?; What do you expect and what are your important goals to reach with this project ?; What could be difficult for you regarding our project?
The video should be sent by Whatsapp to +49 151 2263 9283 or by Wetransfer. For more information, interested parties may also contact the municipality of Loulé via email.
During the project period, the young participants will have the opportunity to work together with other young people from partner entities, for a total of 10 weeks, and each participant will travel to at least 4 different countries.