‘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 Choreographer-Creator-Producer
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.
Meet our Eden Cast Leads:
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
Tenebrae (Darkness) (paid*) - an evil character that seduces Eve from the Garden; Female Advanced Contemporary Pointe; Lifts and acting ability are musts.
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
Pictures / Resumes with updated contact information is required
Paid* roles - please identify your salary request (email email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org