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Performance Opportunities

Faculty-Directed Productions

Zodiaque Dance Company
Zodiaque Dance Company is a pre-professional performance company requiring a full year commitment showcasing works by faculty and guest artists. Auditions are held early each fall and academic credit is earned.

Choreolab
In its inaugural season, ChoreoLab is a performance and choreographic research laboratory dedicated to supporting diverse artists, their creative process and their role within society and culture. Built on a shared value of educational knowledge and professional experiences, ChoreoLab seeks to develop intelligent, resourceful working artists that embody a rigorous investigation in dance making, performance and physical practice.

 


AUDITION FOR DANCE COMPANIES:
ZODIAQUE DANCE COMPANY

This audition will only cast members for Zodiaque Dance Company (ZDC).
ZDC members make both a fall and spring commitment to the company.

DATE:          TBA
TIME:          4 – 9 PM
SIGN-IN:     Beginning at 3:00 PM,  4 PM Orientation
PLACE:        Dance Studios  82 & 84

This audition will cast for members for Zodiaque Dance Ensemble (ZDE).

Note: to be considered for ZDE you must attend both auditions.

DATE:          TBA

TIME:           4 – 9 PM

SIGN-IN:      Beginning at 3:00 PM, 4 PM Orientation
PLACE:        Dance Studios  82 & 84

All dance majors will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Appropriate dance performance aesthetics/physicality conducive to dance as a major or professional performance standards within the field
  • Positive attitude
  • Technique
  • Movement aesthetics and musicality
  • Potential for projecting the needed style
  • Potential for development and contributing to ensemble work of the company
  • Artistic maturity, talents and sensibilities
  • Improvisational potential
  • Creativity projected through the choreographic process
  • Versatility
  • Confidence and commitment to the work
  • The overall ability to reproduce dance combinations given by the dance panel presenters/adjudicators
  • Following instructions – a team player

Proper audition attire required and appropriate hair and shoes for the discipline.

EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHERS SHOWCASE

Emerging Choreographers Showcase is faculty directed and mentored. Advanced level student choreographers are invited to present their work and academic credit is earned.

DATE:         TBA

TIME:          4:30 – 8:00 PM

Criteria:        See Company Auditions

Any Questions please contact:  Tressa Crehan for Zodiaque Dance Company:  tjcrehan@buffalo.edu;

Trebien Pollard for Choreolab:  tpollard@buffalo.edu

Jeanne Fornarola for BFA Auditions:  jpf2@buffalo.edu

Melanie Aceto for Emerging Choreographers Showcase:  aceto@buffalo.edu

 

AUDITION  –  BFA IN DANCE

DATE:             TBA
TIME:              4:30 – 6 PM
SIGN-IN:         Beginning at 4:00 PM
PLACE:           Dance Studios  82 & 84

All prospective BFA dance majors and current BFA majors will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • A willingness to be invested in a BFA program
  • Appropriate dance performance aesthetic/physicality conducive to dance as a major or professional performance standards within the field
  • Positive attitude
  • Technique
  • Following instructions – a team player
  • Movement aesthetics and musicality
  • Potential for projecting the needed style
  • Potential for company work and artistic development
  • Improvisational potential and sensibilities
  • Creativity projected through class work and the choreographic process
  • Versatility
  • Confidence and commitment to the work
  • The overall ability to reproduce dance combinations given by the dance panel presenters/adjudicators

Proper audition attire required and appropriate hair and shoes for the discipline.

Note: Incoming Freshman audition for the BFA in the first semester of their Sophomore year.

 

Student-Directed Productions

Dancers’ Workshop
Dancers’ Workshop is a student organization that offers non-credit performing opportunities for the university community. Various levels of ability are welcome.