Saturday, 17 May 2014

Lord of the Flies - Kent Auditions for Boys

An exciting dance opportunity has arisen with Matthew Bourne's New Adventures‏‏‏  production of Lord of the Flies.


Lord Of The Flies will be with The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury in September and is looking for up to 30 boys to take part.

The show will give local boys the chance to work with extraordinary dancers, choreographers and designers and to be part of this thrilling retelling of William Golding’s unsettling and revealing story. It's an opportunity open to boys at all levels. including those who have never danced before.

The action is transferred from deserted island to deserted theatre, where a group of schoolboys find themselves abandoned. With no adults around they start to create their own rules and to build their own civilisation. As time passes, the rituals become more disturbing as dark superstitions take hold. Order finally breaks down and blood is spilt as Ralph, Piggy, Jack and the boys grapple with the ‘beast within’ and the story builds to its thrilling climax.

Matthew Bourne has created some of the most iconic dance theatre pieces in the last 20 years, including Edward Scissorhands, Play Without Words, Dorian Gray, Sleeping Beauty and, perhaps the most famous, his Swan Lake with all male swans. Re:Bourne, the charitable arm of New Adventures is invested in giving opportunities for young men to discover and be inspired by dance and this production will provide that.

The audition process will be co-ordinated by two Dance Ambassadors, James Middleton and Chloe Challis. They were recruited earlier this year and have taken part in a week-long bootcamp with New Adventures, including a masterclass with Matthew Bourne, in order to learn the choreography for the production and meet the professional cast.

James and Chloe will be running free scheduled workshops at schools and dance schools for boys aged 10-22. These will be running through May and June.

They will also be delivering drop in sessions at The Marlowe on a Thursday evening from 5pm-7pm on:

29 May
5 June
12 June
26 June

These extra drop in sessions will be for boys who are interested in auditioning to be part of the production. Contact James or Chloe via email.

james_middleton@hotmail.co.uk
chloechallisdance@hotmail.co.uk

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