Company: East Village Dance Project
Location: New York, NY
Compensation: $200

We are looking for 4 dancers for a project with Choreographer from Chile, Elizabeh Rodriguez.  Young adults preferably between age 18-23, preferably 2 women and 2 men. Below is info on the rehearsal schedule and the outline of the piece. Dancers will work with members of Rodriguez’s company.

Dancers will be compensated for the week of this project, plus some travel expenses.

Interested dancers, please send a short video clip and why you might want to participate in a few sentences to:

We would like commitment from dancers by April 20th. 

Rehearsals at 55 Avenue C Studio:

Basic Schedule- (TO BE CONFIRMED)

Sunday April 30th – Meeting with Martha Tornay, director of AVe C Studio with all of the dancers at Avenue C Studio. We Skype Elizabeth and discuss possible preparation before she arrives to NYC.
Sunday May 7th – We offer the studio to the dancers for a few hours if they want to continue preparing.
Sunday May 14th – Avenue C Studio, 10:00am-3:00pm  Time for meeting as well as rehearsal.
Monday May 15th – Avenue C Studio, 10:00am-3:00pm  Time for meeting as well as rehearsal. 
Tuesday May 16th – Avenue C Studio, 10:00am-3:00pm  Time for meeting as well as rehearsal.


May 17, Wednesday La Guardia Perfomring Arts Center Workshop

May 18, Thursday, Performance La Guardia Perf Arts Center

May 18 – Thursday, Snug Harbor -workshop

May 19 Friday, Rehearsal, Snug Harbor

May 20, Snug Harbor performance

PROJECT INFO-Elizabeth Rodriguez is a choreographer from Chile who is doing 2 workshops and performances at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center and Snug Harbor. 

Here is the link to Southern Exposure to get a sense of Elizabeth’s work

And here the description of Violeta, the piece she will be presenting in NYC:

For the celebration of the 100 years of the birth of composer, folklorist, Violeta Parra, the choreographer, Elizabeth Rodriguez (also from Chile) pays homage to the life and work of Violeta; and will create this choreography with dancers from NYC. .


Violeta Parra was a Chilean composer, songwriter, folklorist, ethnomusicologist and visual artist. She pioneered the “Chilean’ New Song”, the Nueva canción chilena, a renewal and a reinvention of Chilean folk music which would extend its sphere of influence outside Chile, becoming acknowledged as “The Mother of Latin American folk” She started a serious interest in ceramics, painting and arpillera embroidery As a result of a severe hepatitis in 1959 that forced her to stay in bed, her work as a painter and arpillerista was developed more extensively.  In April 1964 she did an exhibition of her arpilleras, oil paintings and wire sculptures in the Museum of Decorative Arts of the Louvre – the first solo exhibition of a Latin American artist at the museum. In 1965, the publisher François Maspero, Paris, published her book “Poésie Populaire des Andes”. In Geneva, Swiss television made a documentary about the artist and her work, “Violeta Parra, Chilean Embroiderer”.


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