Kimberly Bartosik/daela (Brooklyn, NY) invites community members to participate in her upcoming project, The Encounter: Akron, a live physical theater performance work developed in partnership with NCCAkron and Rubber City Theatre.
The Encounter: Akron is an expansive performance project created by choreographer/director Kimberly Bartosik. Working with communities worldwide and merging professional, pre-professional, and non-professional performers, she has been creating unique Encounter projects, exploring intergenerational cross-geographic, global conversation about the ferocious power of the body as a form of communication. The work is an encounter with oneself, pulling from what people currently carry in their bodies—grief, hope, fear, desire, newfound power—pulsing through and between generations.
When: Thursday, May 25, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Where: The University of Akron, Guzzetta Hall, Studio 391 – 228 E Buchtel Ave
What to bring/wear:
– Proof of vaccination (provided in advance)
– Athletic shoes/sneakers with non-marking soles are required
– Clothing that is comfortable to move in
– Water bottle
– Spirit of curiosity and openness to experimentation
Register to audition by Sunday, May 21, 11:59 PM.
Participants do not need formal dance training or performance experience but should be prepared to engage in strenuous physical and athletic activity. The process will also require collaborative engagement from the performers.
Participants age 12 and up of all body types, gender identities, races, ethnicities, and abilities are welcome. Guzzetta Hall is ADA-compliant, and we will make all reasonable accommodations in order to cast performers.
All participants over the age of 18 will receive a stipend for their work on this performance. Any participant under the age of 18 will receive a scholarship for their participation.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.