Now that the dog days of summer are closing in on us and the grind of school schedules are upon us, we kick off our 2014-2015 season with one of the best festivals in Virginia next to the State Fair, the Fall Festival of Folklife in Newport News, VA. Even better, YOU can perform with us as Atumpan Edutainment holds auditions for performers of all ages, genders, and experience levels. If you are in need of audition and performance help, here are a few tips from one of our community collaborators, the Hurrah Players:
- The purpose of auditions is to see each student in his or her best light, performing as comfortably as possible.
- Regarding dance and movement auditions: the students are given routines and steps consistent with the requirements of the show. Frequently the dance for groups is not difficult and simply demands rhythm, counts and stage presence. At other times, dances may require more trained students with specific abilities
- Be proud of your work. Work on it until it becomes outstanding
- Become aware of your progress and show a desire for improvement
- Concentrate. Be happy, thoughtful, cooperative and pleasant
- A panel of judges will review your audition piece
Ready to audition? No worries, over the last three months, Atumpan Edutainment invited regular folks just like yourself to join our Rhythms of Life series as we hosted a World Music & Dance Circle at the end of June, July, and August. This slideshow shows the comfort of the stage.