‘Eden’ is a soulful reflection on the challenging journey toward self-actualization and spiritual connection in this story of Eve as she leaves the Garden of Eden and attempts to assimilate with the world outside. With a cast of performers aged 8 to adult, Eden features both professional and emerging artists. Branch says, “The idea of creating a work to give honor to the Lord is exciting. It’s clean, wholesome and necessary for outreach. If we can introduce God to one viewer, then I’m pleased. It’s evangelism through the arts.”

                                Meet our Choreographers:                                

Dawn Branch " Eden" creator and artistic director, has choreographed the opening act for “BP” corporate events for the Olympics 2012, and a Radio Disney Event in Winter Park, FL 2013, and choreographed for The World Ballet Competition in Romania and placed fourth. In addition, her work was selected to present at The Gala awards Ceremony. She has choreographed numerous Platinum status awards for National Dance Competitions, and multiple times her performers placed as National Champions. In August of 2013, Master class at "The Grind" for Power House Productions in Dallas, Tx.. In May of 2012, Dawn launched the Dawn Branch Works Contemporary Ballet Company currently housed by The Center for Contemporary Dance in Winter Park, FL. In April of 2015, Dawn choreographed and produced the production "Eden" which is a community dance production performed at the Shakespeare Theater. The cast included professional performers as well as students throughout Central Florida.

Edgar Godineaux is a Broadway, film, and television choreographer whose work in theater can be seen in the Tony winning best musical Memphis, Flashdance the Musical, Leap of Faith, and coming soon Chasing the Song; which were collaborated with choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Addams Family, On Your Feet). IdleWild the movie featuring Outkast collaborated with 3-time Tony winner Hinton Battle, Motown 30 with Debbie Allen. Edgar’s unique style and creative abilities has him in demand with many artists and creatives in his field of work. As a dancer he has toured with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, and Mariah Carey to name a few. Info: egodineauxconcepts@gmail.com.

Meet our Eden Cast Leads:

Audition Information:

Dawn Branch will be holding auditions for the upcoming 2017 Production of Eden.  During this time, we will also be hosting open auditions for both DBW Professional Company and DBW Junior Company.

Auditions - September 18, 2016

@ Central Florida Ballet - 3306 Maggie Blvd., Orlando

3:00pm - 4:30pm:  Non-Professional dancers ages 6 to adult

4:30pm - 6:00pm:  Professional dancers ages 18 and older

6:00pm - 7:00pm:  Group positions (see below)

Audition Fee:  $40

Lead Roles:

Tenebrae (Darkness) (paid*) - an evil character that seduces Eve from the Garden; Female Advanced Contemporary Pointe; Lifts and acting ability are musts.

Solos

Orchid (in the Garden); Female; Strong, Advanced Classical Ballet on Pointe (Adagio)
African Violet (in the Garden); Female; Strong, Contemporary Ballet (ballet slippers); Strong stage presence is a must; Acrobatics is a plus

Trio (Tulips) - Strong, Classical Ballet Petite Allegro; Pointe work is a must

Gargoyles (Tenebrae Helpers) (paid*) - Seeking strong, male and female dancers with Afro-Cuban rhythms.  Must be able to lift. 

Group Positions (paid*) - must provide own choreography and costuming

Praise Mime Dancers - seeking male and female worshippers
Praise Worship Flag Team - seeking male and female worshippers
Not required to pay additional $40 audition fee unless intereted in performing in entire show
Come prepared with 2-3 minute routine in your field

Featured Roles:

The Garden
The Playground
The Attack
Praise

Pictures / Resumes with updated contact information is required

Paid* roles - please identify your salary request (email dance@dawnbranchworks.com)

Performance will be March 11th, 2017 - 6:00pm - at Orlando Repertory Theatre.  Additional show will be added at 4:00pm as needed.

If you would like more information or have questions, please email dance@dawnbranchworks.com