NON-DANCERS WANTED FOR PERFORMANCE WITH CHOREOGRAPHER MICHAEL CLARK FOR WHITNEY BIENNIAL 2012

The Whitney Museum and Michael Clark Company are seeking unpaid volunteers without formal dance training to work on a piece of “mass choreographic action” and perform as part of Michael Clark’s latest work for the 2012 Biennial. This project follows Clark’s hugely successful project at Tate Modern in London, which also involved a large group of untrained volunteers. (See Tate’s website for details.)

 

Volunteer Requirements

  • Age 18 or older
  • No previous formal dance training
  • Physically able to participate in movement/dance for 2-3 hours a day
  • Available for all following performance and rehearsal times, with flexibility to attend rehearsals on other days/times as needed: (NOTE: Times are provisional and subject to change.)

How to Apply

 

 

  • Send your CV, phone number, a short (up to 300 words) text about yourself to Kristen_Stevens@whitney.org.
  • Deadline: 5 pm on Tuesday, March 1, 2012.
  • Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we are unable to contact applicants who have not been selected. 

 

 

Please Note


Participation involves a very extensive time commitment. Please DO NOT APPLY if you cannot commit to all the dates referenced below. 


Rehearsal Dates

Unless otherwise noted, rehearsals will take place in shifts of 2-3 hours at the Whitney Museum (Madison Avenue and 75th Street). Museum visitors will be permitted to view rehearsals. 

Wednesday, March 14
(2–3 hr shift between 11 am–6 pm) 

Thursday, March 15 
(2–3 hr shift between 11 am–6 pm)

Friday, March 16
(2–3 hr shift between 1–9 pm)

Saturday, March 17
(2–3 hr shift between 11 am–6 pm)

Saturday, March 17
(4–6 pm off-site)

Sunday, March 18 
(2–3 hr shift between 11 am–6 pm)

Tuesday, March 20
(4–6 pm)

Wednesday, March 21
(2–3 hr shift between 11 am–6 pm)

Thursday, March 22
(2–3 hr shift between 11 am–6 pm)

Friday, March 23
(10 am–1 pm)


Friday, March 23
(2–3 hr shift between 1–9 pm)

Saturday, March 24 
(2–3 hr shift between 11 am–6 pm)

Sunday, March 25 
(2–3 hr shift between 11 am–6 pm)

Monday, March 26
(2 pm–6 pm)

Tuesday, March 27
(4 pm–7 pm)

Wednesday, March 28 
(1–2 hr shift between 11 am–2 pm)

Thursday, March 29
(1–2 hr shift between 11 am–2 pm)

Friday, March 30
(1–2 hr shift between 1–5 pm)

Saturday, March 31
(1–2 hr shift between 11 am–2 pm)



Sunday, April 1
(1–2 hr shift between 11 am–2 pm)

Monday, April 2
(1–2 hr shift between 11 am–2 pm)

Tuesday, April 3 
(1–2 hr shift between 11 am–2 pm)

Wednesday, April 4
(1–2 hr shift between 11 am–2 pm)

Thursday, April 5
(1–2 hr shift between 11 am–2 pm)

Friday, April 6
(1–2 hr shift between 1–5 pm)

Saturday, April 7 
(1–2 hr shift between 11 am–2 pm)

Sunday, April 8
(1–2 hr shift between 11 am–2 pm)


Performance Dates

Volunteers must be available afternoons and some evenings for performances on all of the following dates:

Wednesday, March 28

Thursday, March 29

Friday, March 30

Saturday, March 31

Sunday, April 1

Wednesday, April 4

Thursday, April 5

Friday, April 6

Saturday, April 7

Sunday, April 8