MNE ECS3 Audition Photo

Photo Credit: Kris Seto and dancers from ECS#2 – Gisella Sorrentino/Gaze Photography


Dear friends and colleagues,

We are ready for yet another creative journey. After a 2-month audition process and observing over 50 applicants, we have chosen the 6 participants for the Emerging Choreographer Series 2016 (ECS#3).
Congratulations to
Rohan Bhargava, Tony Bordonaro, Marissa Brown, Jacqueline Dugal, Pavel Machuca and Natalia Roberts.
ECS 2016 will also feature works by Kris Seto (2015 Alumni Choreographer) in collaboration wit Shoey Sun, Alessia Guaglianone (selected during the Alto Jonio Dance Choreographer Workshop in Italy) and Henry Holmes (guest choreographer, also from ECS#2).

We are now seeking male and female dancers in different styles to join us in this journey. Dancers can audition for more than one choreographer/style.
If you are interested please find all details below, if you know anybody who might enjoy the experience, please pass it along.

DANCERS AUDITION DATE: Monday November 23, 2015
TIME: 6-10pm
PLACE: Little Theater @ LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
(LaGuardia Community College-CUNY)
ADDRESS: 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY
DIRECTIONS: 7 Train to 33/Rawson or E/M/R to Queens Plaza

Rehearsal start date: Monday, January 4, 2016
Performances: Monday February 22 & Tuesday February 23, 2016

– Pre-registration highly recommended.
– To register send a resume and headshot at
– Please indicate which choreographer(s) you wish to audition for.

Choreographer: Marissa Brown
Style: Contemporary.
Seeking: 1 male dancer.
Notes: Physical dancer, solid ballet and or modern training, unique mover.

Choreographer: Jacqueline Dugal
Style: Dance theatre/contemporary modern.
Seeking: Diverse group of men & women.
Notes: Must be comfortable with improvisation, floor work, and partnering. Dancers who are comfortable speaking on stage are a plus. Actors with some dance experience are also encouraged to audition if interested.

Choreographer: Pavel Machuca
Style: Physical theater.
Seeking: 4 dancers; either gender.
Notes: Must be comfortable with process-oriented development; plus (but not required) groundwork.

Choreographer: Natalia Roberts
Style: Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop and Saturday-night-dance-circle dancing.
Seeking: A few dancers, male and female.
Notes: Dancers with great stage presence, lots of personality, and a spunky, happy demeanor. May be required to partner or improv, so should be comfortable with both of these! Dancers predisposed to dancing around alone in their living room are particularly welcome.

Choreographer: Kris Seto/Shoey Sun
Style: Contemporary fusion.
Seeking: Smart dancers (male and female) who are in tune with their bodies and their creative impulses.
Notes: We’re looking for strong performers who have the capacity as artists to make interesting choices as well as deliver a range of intentions and emotions.

 For more information and/or questions please email

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We would like  to thank Woodside on The Move and Queens Council on the At for their support and collaboration