LSU Student Union Theater and Of Moving Colors Open Dance Auditions

08/15/2013 04:21 PM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Student Union Theater and Of Moving Colors are collaborating in an open audition for modern dancers for two different projects, OMC Company auditions and “Racine D’or,” or “The Golden Root.”

OMC is looking for experienced dancers who have had training and/or professional experience in dance, preferably modern. Ballet training is helpful. Dancers participate in residencies, classes and workshops with local and world-class professionals. The creative process for some works also includes improvisations in dance, vocalizations and theatre. Company members are paid a small stipend for rehearsals and performances. Dancers meet for training and rehearsals for approximately nine to twelve hours a week, with more rehearsals during production times.

The LSU Student Union Theater’s 2013-14 season will include “Racine D’or,” an original modern dance created by New York City-based Movement Workshop Group performing Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. This piece is inspired by Cajun folklore and includes live music by four-time Grammy nominee Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole.

Auditions for “Racine D’or” are to select and incorporate up to 10 local dancers in the premiere modern dance. The choreography will be taught by LSU Adjunct Professor Christine Chrest, and rehearsals will be on Sunday evenings at the LSU Dance Studio, located in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building.

PLEASE NOTE: These auditions are combined. Dancers may indicate their desire to audition for either project or both.

Additional information on this project is available at Ticket information is available by phone at 225-578-5128 and online at

For further information or group discount pricing, please call Terry Serio, assistant theater director, at 225-578-6013 or email

The performance of “Racine D’or” is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Louisiana Division of the Arts.

Ernie  Ballard 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2013