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Dance House Lefkosia

OPEN CALL FOR PERFORMERS- “Æffective Choreography”, André Uerba

“Æffective Choreography”, André Uerba
Dancehouse Lefkosia – On Bodies Festival

©Alicja Hoppel

We are looking for 3 to 4 performers to join the Berlin team for the rehearsals and presentation of “Æffective Choreography” at Dance House Lefkosia on the 19th of May 2024.
“Æffective Choreography” is a 90 minutes performance that explores intimacy as a practice of being together. A project that plays with the boundaries between sharing and withdrawing, movement and stillness, vulnerability and exposure.

This invitation is for people (+18) with no age limit. BIPoC, Queer, Trans, Non-binary performers / dancers are encouraged to apply.

We are looking for performers:

  • comfortable (in a certain degree) with full nudity and touch
  • that speak Greek and/ or English
  • comfortable (in a certain degree) to speak on stage / share their own stories
  • who enjoy group work
  • interested in holistic practices
  • available for the rehearsals and show

We would like to share that during the performance, photographs of the performers’ genitals are used on stage. The photos are printed in textile and used solely for the context of the show. The photos will be taken at the beginning of the process in a safe and respectful environment.

If you are interested in applying, please send an e-mail to till the 4th of April with the following:

  • your name
  • a photo of you (whatever you wish)
  • a video of you performing, max. 2 minutes. *You don’t need to create anything specific to send. You can send a video and write the timeframe that we should watch.
  • a short sentence about your relation with nudity and how you feel today.

All the applicants will receive an answer till the 15th of April.
The selected participants will receive a small fee for the rehearsals and the show.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to write to André Uerba:

12th – 15th Rehearsals 10:00-15:00
15th Tech rehearsal (TBC)
17th Rehearsals 16:00-19:00
18th General Rehearsal (TBC)
19th Performance
On the 16th and 17th of May the Atelier “Processes of Healing: Becoming Well Again” will take place and the participants are encouraged to attend.

André Uerba began his research on rehearsing intimacy during the process of “Burn Time” (2018) and continued through “Fire Starter” (2019/20), “Inviting Moments of Stillness” and “A hole the size of your touch” (2021). “Æffective Choreography” marks a new chapter in the research and was reinforced by his training in bodywork by the Institute for Somatic Learning, Sexuality and Bodywork (ISB Berlin).