CALL FOR COLLABORATORS
Boston Dancemaker Residency grantee Laura Sánchez seeks collaborators for her project AFTER DARK. This multimodal production combines flamenco dance with expressive movement, poetry, visual art and drama to create awareness around mental health and motherhood during Covid 19. Her upcoming production will take place at the Mills Gallery at BCA in JUNE 2022.
The first chapter of this project started during COVID quarantine in the form of a short dance film, AFTER DARK. As a continuation of this work, Laura is looking for artists of all styles, abilities, and ages to participate.
This project includes multiple PAID opportunities.
Boston-based dancers and/or expressive movers with strong improvisational skills who are interested in deeply exploring the idea of motherhood are encouraged to apply. Selected performers will rehearse at BCA between May and June 2022 and perform the week of June 20, 2022.
- Attend in-person audition in the Mills Gallery at BCA on Sunday March 20, 2022 from 10:30am–12:00pm.
- Dancers should be Boston-based and excited about working collaboratively.
- Dancers should be available to rehearse during the Residency from early May to late June and available to perform the week of the Show, June 20th. Rehearsals will be paid an hourly rate of $14.25/hour.
- RSVP through this LINK.
Proof of vaccination and masks required for audition and duration of project.
ABOUT THE PROJECT from Laura Sánchez
I am Laura Sánchez, flamenco dancer, expressive artist, mother and creator. I am looking for collaborators for my next multidisciplinary production, AFTER DARK, which combines flamenco dance with expressive movement, poetry, visual art and drama to create awareness about mental health and motherhood during COVID.
The first chapter of this project began in the form of a short dance film, AFTER DARK. This is an expressive arts project based on my experiences as an artist, woman, trauma survivor, and mother of my first child, who found hope in the arts in the midst of losing myself during pandemic quarantine.
The next chapter of this experimental work and the main arc of the June project focuses on the lights and shadows of motherhood. A few months ago, I became the mother to a second child, who suffered a severe brain injury at birth. My idea of motherhood and life in general has been transforming in significant ways. I am still reconstructing the pieces of my soul and redefining my identity as a mother and dancer.
I invite other self-identified women from all ages and abilities to accompany me during this transformational process. This explorative creative work aims to create a chorus of motherhood in which we all can feel supported, embraced, and empowered by each other because regardless of our motherhood story, we are on this journey together.