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Cirque de Soleil
Posted by operabob
10/22/2004  11:20:00 PM
I just recieved this notice and will download the attachment that came with it and post it next:

-----Original Message-----
From: Pinky Wong [mailto:president@dancesportbc.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 7:19 PM
To: Pinky Wong DSBC
Subject: Fw: Cirque du Soleil now casting elderly couples
Importance: High

To all dancers:

I am forwarding to you an email which I have received from the Assistant to the Casting Talent Scouts for
Cirque du Soleil. Please pass this information along to friends and dancers who might be interested in this opportunity.


Pinky Wong

President, DanceSport BC

----- Original Message -----
From: Lavigne, Lydie
To: 'president@dancesportbc.com'
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 12:48 PM
Subject: Cirque du Soleil now casting elderly couples

Bonjour Mrs. Wong,

We are presently searching for a performing elderly couple over the age of 55 or 60 years old and more; a couple that has grey hair and/or can look like grandparents.

We would like to identify a couple urgently to possibly replace or rotate with our performers who are currently doing a ballroom/adagio dancing act on our show Zumanity in Las Vegas. However, we are open to any type of performance by an elderly couple.

You will find attached more information about this great opportunity. The first document describes our search for a ballroom couple for short term replacements or rotation possibilities, the second document lists our search for an acrobatic/circus variety number, which is the initial number that was on the show at its conception. We are now open to finding ballroom couples as back-up as well as elderly acrobatic performers.

We hope you might have suggestions or references to make that may be interested in this great adventure.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


Lydie Lavigne

Assistante aux dépisteurs casting

Assistant to the Casting Talent Scouts

Cirque du Soleil


(514) 723-7646 x 8095

(514) 723-7614 fax

1-800-678-2119 (USA & Canada)


Re: Cirque de Soleil
Posted by operabob
10/22/2004  11:23:00 PM
The attachment:


Role: Elderly couple of dancers or acrobats, or elderly couple performing a circus or variety act
Production: Zumanity
Location: Las Vegas, at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino
Auditions: By invitation
Deadline for submissions: As quickly as possible

Cirque du Soleil presents multidisciplinary shows combining circus arts, acrobatics, music, singing, dance, and theatre. The Cirque du Soleil productions Saltimbanco, Alegría, Quidam, Dralion and Varekai are touring shows, whereas Mystère , “O” and Zumanity (in Las Vegas) and La Nouba (in Orlando) are resident shows.

The show:
Zumanity is both a thrilling exploration of the mysterious forces from which desire emerges and an ode to human diversity. In the intimate setting of a unique theatre, artists of singular beauty bewitch the audience with an original show that brings together fashion, theatre, music, dance and circus arts, as they openly reveal their personalities and celebrate their sensuality throughout the show.

For further details about the show, visit www.zumanity.com.

Role requirements:
 Role: We are seeking an elderly couple of experienced dancers, specializing in international dance, ballroom dance, acrobatic rock-and-roll or any other dynamic sort of dance, or acrobats, or an elderly couple who perform a variety or circus act.
 Character's age: 60 years or over.
 Excellent physical condition.
 Solid stage experience.

Submission instructions:
We invite you to send your complete file by email if possible, including specifically:
 a resumé (including weight, height, date of birth, complete contact information, years and locations of training, and years and locations of professional experience);
 your availability for 2004 and 2005;
 one or more photos.
 a video showing several acts or dances during shows or in rehearsal; present three or four pieces of varied styles and rhythms. Please send clear images where we can identify you easily. A short presentation to the camera by each partner would be appreciated.

If interested, please call us!

We will give you more details on the submission instructions.

(from the US) 1-800-678-2119 extension 8095
Tel.: (514) 723-7646, extension 8095
Fax: (514) 723-7614
E-mail: lydie.lavigne@cirquedusoleil.com
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