News | 22.06.2024

Open Call:
Habitat / Wiesbaden

Participants wanted!
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Photo: "Habitat / Copenhagen" © Thomas Gunar Bagge
The Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden and choreographer Doris Uhlich are looking for participants with and without dance experience for the performance "Habitat". The Open Call is aimed at non-professional dancers. People of all ages (18+), genders and backgrounds with an interest in movement and the willingness to participate naked are welcome!

Background
As in previous pieces (including MORE THAN NAKED, EVERY BODY ELECTRIC and SEISMIC DANCER), the naked body is central to "Habitat". "Habitat" shows the naked body in its strength and fragility. The participants celebrate their unity and diversity to electronic sounds and techno tracks. As individuals and as a group they simultaneously conquer space in a performance that is captivating, highly energetic, and at times collectively at peace with itself. »Habitat« transcends conventional notions of the body, dance and nudity in a subversive way and goes beyond conventional ideals of beauty. "Habitat" is a utopian anthem. The series has already been developed and performed in various cities in Europe and will have its next stop in Wiesbaden. Each "Habitat" is unique and is inspired by the architecture and history of the place.

When?
Obligatory attendance at all dates is a prerequisite for participation:

  • Rehearsals
    21.9.2024 | 14:00 – 19:00
    22.9.2024 | 10:00 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 19:00
    23.9 – 26.9.2024 | 17:00 – max. 21:30

  • Performances
    27.9.2024 | 17:00 (Meeting time: 12:00)
    29.9.2024 | 15:00 (Meeting time: 13:00)
Important notes
  • All participants are required to be nude in order to participate.
  • There is no room for peeping toms or voyeurism! The responsible persons (coaches and team) are authorised to exclude anyone at any time. There is a general ban on photography and filming for private purposes.
  • The participant hereby agrees that the project "Habitat" may be recorded for documentation and advertising purposes in the form of wide range photos and a video (plus sound) recording from a distant angle. The photo and video recordings are handled sensitively and respectfully.
Expense allowance
  • Each participant will receive a lump sum of €200 for the entire production.
  • Participation in all rehearsals is a prerequisite for participation in the performances. There will be no catering on these days, but snacks and water will be provided by the organization team.
  • Each participant will receive a free ticket and, where possible, discounted tickets for the performances.
  • Each participant is responsible for their own social security contribution and/or taxes.
  • Each participant hereby states that he/she has a valid liability insurance and a personal accident insurance.
  • Participation in the "Habitat" project is voluntary, self-responsible and at the own risk of the participant.
  • Travel expenses cannot be reimbursed.
Application
Are you interested in participating in this production? Then please send the following information by email to charlotte.hesse@staatstheater-wiesbaden.de, with subject "Habitat", no later than 10 July 2024.

  • Name:
  • Age:
  • Occupation/Education/Interests:
  • Email:
  • Phone Number:
  • City of residence:
  • 2 photos: one portrait and one full body photo (not nude)

We will let you know by 13 July 2024 if you have been selected to participate in the project.

For more information about Doris Uhlich and past "Habitat" performances, please feel free to visit the website: www.dorisuhlich.at.