Events Calendar > Audition Series: Ela Wah Movement Dance Company
The ODC School Audition Series brings dancers and choreographers together in a class context. Dancers may use class cards or pay a $12 drop in fee. Please come early to fill out information forms and bring your resume, if you have one.Saturday, February 19, 20113:30pm - 5:30pmEl Wah Movement Dance Company is looking for intermediate/advanced dancers, who are proficient in modern dance, and 2 (or more) African Diaspora styles and at least one African style, particularly Haitian. Dancers will need to be able to sing and embody the meaning of the dances. Dancers must be reliable, fast learners and mentally flexible. Specifically, we are seeking dancers with fluid torsos yet technical lines, who are polyrhythmic and who have strong stage/performance presence. If you have soulful vocals and you are an intermediate dancer, we strongly encourage you to audition. El Wah Movement is looking for dancers for upcoming short term projects, as well as company members. Performance pay is available. Dancers must be available for all rehearsals and for at least one of the performance dates below.Performance dates: 4/30 and 5/13-5/15Rehearsals (min 10 hours per week): Thursdays 8-10pm, Saturdays 3-6pm, other hours TBAColette Eloi is artistic director of El Wah Movement Dance Company, which means movement of the soul. The company performs African Diaspora fusion and Haitian traditional dance. Ms. Eloi is a commissioned choreographer who has presented work throughout the Bay Area, nationally and internationally, in dance Festivals like Black Choreographers - Here and Now and ODC's "The New Traditionalists." The company has performed in Haiti at the National School of the Arts, and in Ghana, at "The Door of no Return." Ms. Eloi was given the honor of choreographing "A Living Birthday Card" for Katherine Dunham’s memorial, which included 98 of Ms. Dunhams dancers from across the country. El Wah Movement is rooted in tradition, aka funk, yet contemporary in its execution and scope.