Sang Jijia, internationally renowned choreographer of Tibetan origin, resident at Beijing Dance / LDTX and City Contemporary Dance Company, is looking for 8 professional performers and dancers (aged 18 – 35) to be involved in a site-specific multimedia project that will premiere at Stazione Leopolda in Florence as part of the 25th edition of the Festival Fabbrica Europa in May 2018.
Excellent contemporary dance technique, compositional experience, improvisation skills, desire to explore new poetics, strong motivation, good knowledge of English language are required.
Rehearsals will take place at PARC – Performing Arts Research Centre, a center for research, training and promotion of contemporary arts located inside Palazzina Ex Fabbri (Piazzale delle Cascine – Florence), the new headquarters of Fondazione Fabbrica Europa.
Full-time availability is required from March 19 to May 6, 2018.
Saturday and Sunday off except the days of the show (May 3 – 6).
The rehearsals schedule and the contractual conditions will be communicated to the selected candidates.
Audition: January 16 – 17, 2018
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: SANG JIJIA’S PROJECT AUDITION) within January 10, 2018.
_ artistic curriculum vitae (max 4000 characters)
_ letter of presentation (max 2500 characters)
_ photos (max 3)
_ video links (max 3)
A first selection will be made based on the curriculum and the letter of presentation.
Selected applicants will be informed by email and invited to the audition.
Fondazione Fabbrica Europa
Borgo degli Albizi 15
Tel. + 39 055 2638480 / + 39 055 2480515
Mob. + 39 335 5209268
Born in Gansu, Tibetan Sang Jijia has been dancing and choreographing professionally since 1993, following his studies at the Music and Dance Department of the Central University for Nationalities in Beijing, China. He began his career as a dancer and choreographer with the Guangdong Modern Dance Company. In 1999, he left to join City Contemporary Dance Company of Hong Kong.
In 2002, Sang was selected by The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative in its inaugural year to study choreography under William Forsythe in Germany. He continued with Ballett Frankfurt and later the Forsythe Company as assistant choreographer and dancer until 2006. He has been Resident Artist with Beijing Dance / LDTX.
His major works include Blue in Show Your Colours, 365 Ways of Doing and Undoing Orientalism (co-choreographed with Willy Tsao and Xing Liang), Happening Continuous for Movement Fiber, Unspeakable and Standing Before Darkness for BeijingDance / LDTX, Sticks for Guangdong Modern Dance Company, and As If To Nothing for CCDC, Pa|Ethos, international choreographic coproduced by Fondazione Fabbrica Europa, Fondazione Milano Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi, Spellbound Contemporary Ballet, Marche Teatro – Danza alle Muse, Bejing Dance Festival, Guangdong Dance Festival.
His works have been presented in Korea’s Chang Mu Dance Festival, Swiss International Dance Festival, International Computer Music Festival, Taipei Arts Festival, Holland Dance Festival, Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts in Singapore, Guangdong Modern Dance Festival, Beijing Modern Dance Festival, and Dance Salad Festival of Houston.
He is currently choreographer at the CCDC in Hong Kong.