Budapest Festival Orchestra
Press Releases January 28, 2019

Dance auditions for the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s opera production

The Budapest Festival Orchestra will hold auditions for male and female dancers interested in participating in its opera production of Monteverdi’s La favola d’Orfeo, planned for August-September-October 2019. Conductor and director: Iván Fischer. Choreography: Sigrid T’Hooft (Corpo Barocco Belgium).

Who we are looking for:

Place and time of the auditions:

Budapest, between 4 and 10 March 2019

How to apply:

Send your CV, a video link and a dance bodyshot photo to the following address by 15 February 2019:

After a review of the materials submitted, selected applicants will be invited to participate in the auditions; applicants selected will be informed no later than 22 February 2019.

How to prepare for the auditions:

Come prepared to perform an improvisation of approx. 4 minutes in any style of dance (except break dance, hip-hop, street dance, disco or tap-dance); the routine must include alternating elements of improvisation and pantomime, set to a predetermined soundtrack. (Applicants invited to the auditions will receive the soundtrack by email.)

Audition schedule:

morning: performance of improvisations
afternoon: dance lesson under the instruction of choreographer Sigrid T’Hooft and her assistant Karin Modigh in a specific dance style to be used in the production.

Production schedule:

26 August – 16 September 2019: rehearsals
17 September 2019: dress rehearsal
18 September 2019: premiere
20 September 2019: 2nd performance

Vicenza and Geneva, 18-30 October 2019