Melbourne Festival Proposition

CASTING – Core participants

We are excited to announce that we are looking for people within Melbourne’s performance community to be involved in Melbourne and Berlin-based artist Alicia Frankovich’s significant new performance Defending plural experiences. This work will be presented on Saturday 11 October at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art as part of the Melbourne Festival 2014. Casting for the project will happen mid September, with rehearsals and a video shoot taking place in the weeks immediately leading up to the live performance at ACCA.

Defending plural experiences celebrates human possibility and transformative potential through a devised choreography. The work uses movement to focus attention on joining together many individuals in collective situations. Plurality is its key premise and we are looking to bring together a diverse range of participants from various social and cultural communities.

Interested participants should be physically active people who are interested and able to participate in a simple choreography as part of the performance. No professional training is required, just interest and agility!

The artist would like to welcome participants from the lesbian, gay and transgender community for the occasion.

The artist would like to welcome pregnant participants as well as dancers from diverse ages and backgrounds for the occasion.

All participants must be over the age of 18.

Initial Casting: Tuesday 16 September 6-8pm and Wednesday 17 September 6-8pm at ACCA. Half-hour- 40 minute slots will be filled.

  • Rehearsal 2: Tuesday 30 September 6-10pm at ACCA (snacks provided)
  • Rehearsal 3: Wednesday 1 October 6-10pm at ACCA (snacks provided)

Dress rehearsal: Sunday 5 October 10am-3pm (one hour lunch break, venue to be confirmed)

Performance: Saturday 11 October 10am-2pm (no break)

Those individuals selected to participate will be paid for the three rehearsals and the final performance.

Please note the dress rehearsal will be documented for inclusion in a video work.

For further inquiries or to book in for a casting please contact Frances at

We are very excited by the possibility of your participation!


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