The actual Moulin Rouge is casting for dancers in Australia
Moulin Rogue is undoubtedly the most famous cabaret club in the world, with an enviable 130-year history, and a Baz film to boot. And now Australian dancers will have the chance to join its ranks.
Janet Pharaoh, artistic director of the Moulin Rouge, and Erik Sorensen, resident choreographer, will be travelling to Australia this month to hold auditions in various cities – starting in Perth tomorrow.
From their release: “Castings will be based on special requirements: strong classical dance training as well as criteria specific to the Moulin Rouge: minimum size (5feet 9inches for girls and 6feet 1inches for boys), well-balanced figure but also and mainly the personality, the charisma and the capacity to assimilate choreographies with class and distinction! And for the boys, a well-proportioned muscled body!”
Selected artists will join the current show ‘Féerie’, a two-hour show with a “thousand costumes of feathers, rhinestones and sequins, sumptuous settings in shimmering colours, a 60 tonne-water aquarium and the famous French Cancan.”
Check out all casting information below.
Perth: Wednesday 11th July
Gold Coast: Saturday 14th July
Brisbane: Sunday 15th July
Davidia Lind Centre
2/50 Secam St.
Sydney: Monday 23rd July and Wednesday 8th August
Village Performing Arts Centre
Melbourne: Friday 10th August
Peter Wallace Dance Industry
Jessie Morris Hall Devon Rd / Oak St. Pascoe Vale
The article was originally published on Brag Magazine