Ballet San Jose is looking for men ages 21 and up to be Supernumeraries (non-dancing positions) in this season’s winter story ballet, The Nutcracker. No previous dance experience required. If you can count music, are able to run to a beat and jump on cue, then you would be perfect for the ranks of the Super Men.
Ballet San Jose
Interested men should meet the following physical requirements:
Chest Size: no larger than 44″
Height: no taller than 6’3″
Shoe Size: no larger than size 13
Must be physically able to run and jump
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Location: Ballet San Jose Studios
40 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
What to Wear: Sneakers or Running Shoes, Clothing that is comfortable to move in
Questions: Contact Les Reinhardt (408) 288-2820 ext 235 or email LReinhardt@balletsj.org
Please RSVP to Les Reinhardt no later than Friday, October 1st at 5pm if you plan to attend.
You will be taught the movement for Red Russian Guards, White Russian Guards and Spanish Guards. You will be notified no later than Tuesday, October 5, if you have been chosen as a Supernumerary for The Nutcracker. The first rehearsal will be Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 2pm to 4pm at the Ballet SJ studios.
Everyone who auditions will have an opportunity to participate in the production. If you are not chosen to perform a Guard Role, you can be a part of the “Banner” during the performance. Also you may have other opportunities to be a part of the “Nutcracker Experience” at the San Jose CPA. Provided you fit the costume requirements, you can be Nutty the Nutcracker, the Mouse King, or a character wrangler before performances.
There are also openings for special appearances in the San Jose Holiday Parade which will be carried by NBC Channel 11 TV.
Ladies can also play a part in the “Nutcracker Experience” by dressing up as Mama Tannenbaum (who gives free toys to children) or as a character wrangler. Also, anyone can help decorate the San Jose CPA lobby for the holiday season during our technical rehearsal period.
If you are only interested in being part of the “Nutcracker Experience,” please contact Les Reinhardt at LReinhardt@balletsj.org.
Don’t miss out on this super fun holiday experience!!!