The Moving Architects: Audition for Female Dancers

By July 19, 2021Events

The Moving Architects: Audition for Female Dancers
Application Deadline: August 1, 2021 

The Moving Architects (TMA), led by Artistic Director Erin Carlisle Norton, is currently seeking 1-2 female dancers for September 2021-May 2022 who have a movement foundation grounded in modern dance forms.  Additional skills and interests: working intimately and collaboratively within a group; ease with improvisation, movement manipulation, and partner work; an affinity for weighted and strength-based movement; interest in integrating movement exploration with objects, props, and media; and readiness for an investigatory rehearsal process. TMA rehearsals are scheduled in 1-5 day residencies in NJ/NYC and regionally, and dancers are paid for performances and rehearsals on a project-by-project basis.  Dancers are independent contractors and work under a Letter of Agreement paid monthly.  Those invited to attend the audition must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.  Female dancers of color are encouraged to apply.


Fill out application form HERE that includes:

  • Resume
  • Headshot
  • Video Weblink: informal video speaking up to 3 minutes answering the question “What place or places bring you endless inspiration?”
  • Video Weblink: Movement Improvisation. Video can be up to 4 minutes (no music) and must include:
    • Sustained movement
    • Repeating movement that dynamically evolves over time
    • A surprise
    • Showing of strength (up for interpretation)

Note: Dance reels will NOT be accepted or links to websites as video submission.
Application deadline: August 1, 2021  

Up to 15 dancers will be asked to attend an audition on the afternoon of Saturday, August 28th in Jersey City.  Invitations will be made by August 8, 2021.  Audition will include warm-up, phrase work, movement manipulation, and an interview.

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The Moving Architects, under Artistic Director Erin Carlisle Norton, is a female-centric dance company that channels the authentic complexity of both the current and historically lived female experience into dance works edged with charged movement and feminine strength.  Formed in 2007 and based in NJ/NYC since 2013, TMA has performed and taught extensively throughout the NYC-area, East Coast, Midwest, and internationally in Central Asia, Guatemala, and Morocco. TMA hosts and produces the dance interview podcast Movers & Shapers: A Dance Podcast and heads the Community Movement Project, a pay-what-you-can movement program in Northern NJ.