CLARE COOK DANCE THEATER is holding auditions for a new production in NYC!
Wednesday May 29, 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday June 1, 1:30-3:30pm
Clare Cook Dance Theater is seeking diverse performers who are trained dancers and/or actors with a strong movement background for a new, original dance narrative, Touching Loss. Performers should possess a willingness to collaborate and explore movement ideas throughout the rehearsal process. We are seeking an ensemble of 5 dancers/movers to begin a six-week developmental rehearsal period in June and July with rehearsals resuming in September and continuing to an early December premiere.
Touching Loss (written by Leah Miles, choreography by Clare Cook, directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh) is a play with dance that explores the depths of loss and life through the eyes of Sally, a dance therapist. As Sally leads the process of grief counseling with her ensemble of clients, she begins to trace her own personal history back to her younger self when she lost her mother to cancer. Dance proves to be a powerful language and it's through movement that Sally is able to help her patients and, in turn herself, re-connect with life while honoring what was lost.
Check out this video of an early dance exploration for Touching Loss as developed for Wendy Seyb's Storytelling Lab for Choregraphers in NYC in February 2013.
Dancers: Liz Beres and Alex Betka
Music: Franz Liszt
Choreography: Clare Cook in collaboration with the dancers