Open Call for participation to the production “Eternal Voyages” – (Summer Highlight)2

The Organisation European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 and its partner Walk the Plank (UK outdoor arts experts) are looking for:

  1. a Cypriot, female actor/voice over artist,
  2. performance groups and college / university students
  3. for school and community groups
  4. 20 professional / semi professional Dancers
  5. Male Cypriot Actor

for the up and coming production of “Eternal Voyages” a large-scale piece of outdoor theatre, presented on and around Pafos castle and Harbour as part of the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 programme on 1st July 2017

Pafos has been visited by many different travellers throughout history. Many travellers have passed through and many have fallen for the charms of Aphrodite’s home in the soft sea-foam and stayed. Like many of the Mediterranean islands it’s been a place of shelter, of stories, and a strategic location. It’s both a place of connection and of friction…from the Greek civilisation to the Ottoman Empire, between Europe and the middle East, between Turkey and Greece.

The castle takes centre stage, illustrating the stories of the 3 travellers from the ancient years until the present day, through projections and high quality digital animation and mapping. There will be heightened dramatic moments of performance through poetical text and song; both in English and Greek, dance, mass choreography, processional performance, acrobatics, a water spectacle, dynamic lighting and sound design accompanied by an original musical score and sumptuous special effects, ending with a pyrotechnic finale.

  1. Role: Air Traveller VO (Archetype: The Caregiver)

We hear a crack of thunder and lightning as the Air Traveller takes to the sky, lifting high above the audience. Sounds of the wind sweep around the space, building into music. An acrobat representing her physical presence begins to spin and swirl. We hear her soothing voice. It pacifies the air, celebrating the Island, linking continents, bridging cultures. The Air Traveller drifts away.

Gender: Female

Age: 35 – 45 yrs old

Voice Quality: Warm Authoritative & Assured.

Meeting: 12th April 2017

Location: TBC

Fee: To be discussed

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV and Voice showreel to:

clare@walktheplank.co.uk

  1. Role: Castle Performers

A land traveller is welcomed to the Castle. The Castle door opens. Flag bearers exit, splitting into two groups, taking up their positions either side of the castle. They perform choreography to a dramatic sound track. Fires are lit in celebration as we hear the land travellers tale unfold.

Castle performers will be given the opportunity to work alongside the shows artistic director, taking part in workshops prior to the week leading up to the show. These workshops will give the opportunity for the castle performers to learn new skills and play a feature role within the show.

Interested?

The artistic director will come and give a presentation around the show, outlining these opportunities to you and your students / Group. These presentations will take place on 13th April.

Workshops will take place on either: 5th, 6th & 7th June with onsite Rehearsals on 27th June.

All performers and participants would be required to attend:

Tech rehearsal: 29th June

Dress rehearsal 30th June

Show 1st July

We are looking for both Male and Female participants aged 16+

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for this role, please email: info@pafos2017.eu

  1. Procession Participants

Procession Participants will be given the opportunity to take part in one of two processions as part of the show. Each procession will play a key role within the shows narrative.

Participants will take part in processional performance workshops with a world class choreographer, learning how to use props to animate the procession.

These workshops would take place 26th – 29th June.

Onsite Dress Rehearsals: 30th June.

Show: 1st July.

This is an amazing opportunity for local groups to get involved and witness up close this spectacular  performance.

Interested?

The artistic director will come and give a presentation around the show, outlining these opportunities to you and your students / Group. These presentations will take place on 13th April.

We are looking to recruit 100 local participants from various different groups / schools across Pafos.

Participants can be male or female and must be 11yrs old +

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for this role, please email info@pafos2017.eu and we will arrange for the shows artistic director to present the show to you group / students.

  1. 20 professional / semi professional Dancers

Dance choreography will connect with the wider artistic vision and narrative of the show through the strong themes of the travellers stories. The use of props within the choreography will connect the dance performances further with an original score and heighten dramatic moments performed to the backdrop of visuals projected onto the castle.

Dancers will work with a local choreographer in the weeks leading up to the show and will be required to

attend rehearsal on the following weekends in June: 3rd – 4th, 10th – 11th, 17th – 18th and 24th – 25th.

All dancers would be required to attend:

Tech rehearsal: 29th June

Dress rehearsal 30th June

Show 1st July

Interested?

Auditions will take place on 12th April 2017

Location to be confirmed.

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for this role, please email your CV to:

clare@walktheplank.co.uk

  1. Male Cypriot Actor

Role: Sea Traveller (Archetype: The Lover)

Friend or Foe! A ship slowly sails beyond Pafos castle making its way into the harbour. Why is it here?

Performers on the castle sound out the alarms as the castle fortifies itself.

On arriving a lone figure appears in the rigging of the ship.

The castle is attacked as the sea traveller states the purpose of his visit.

A voice flows through the air, as in the distance another traveller arrives to pacify the proceedings.

The sea traveler experiences an epiphany, excepting his wrong doings.

A celebration begins as the ship sales off into the distance.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 – 45 yrs old

Language: Greek and English

Characteristics: Hedonist, Carless, irrational and self obsessed

Audition: 12th April 2017

Location: TBC

Fee: To be discussed

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your acting CV to:

clare@walktheplank.co.uk

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