Auditions for professional dancers at Artscape

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Dada Masilo in Giselle
Dada Masilo in Giselle

Dada Masilo is looking for dancers with both ballet, contemporary and contact-improvisation training. She will be holding auditions for professional dancers on Saturday 23 June, 13:00 at Artscape. For those interested, please forward your CV to Suzette: dancefactory@icon.co.za

Dada Masilo was born and bred in Johannesburg, South Africa. She began formal training at the Dance Factory at the age of 11. She also attended Johannesburg’s National School of the Arts, from which she graduated at 17. After a year as a trainee at Cape Town’s Jazzart Dance Theatre, she was accepted at the Performing Arts Research and Training Studios in Brussels, where she remained for two years. Returning to South Africa in late 2006, she began to create work. In 2008, she was awarded the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Dance. Three commissions from the National Arts Festival resulted in her ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (2008), ‘Carmen’ (2009) and ‘Swan Lake’ (2010).

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Since 2012, Masilo’s ‘Swan Lake’ and ‘Carmen’ have toured extensively throughout Europe. ‘Swan Lake’ was also staged at Sadler’s Wells in London and in the US at the Hop Center, Dartmouth College and at The Joyce Theater in New York. This season resulted in co-commissions from The Hop, The Joyce, Lyon Biennale and Sadler’s Wells for the creation of ‘Dada Masilo’s Giselle’ which premiered last May at Dansenshus, Oslo.

Since then, it has been re-staged for the Kuopio Dance Festival (Finland), the National Arts Festival (South Africa), Impulstanz (Vienna), La Batie Festival (Geneva) and recently completed an Italian tour to Rome, Ferrara and Reggio Emilia. Masilo’s current engagement follows performances of her ‘Swan Lake’ at the Esplanade Theatre in Singapore.

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