Casting call

The Wiener Festwochen are looking for 9 extras and 11 dancers for the music theatre project Requiem directed by Romeo Castellucci and conducted by Raphaël Pichon.

Together with the Pygmalion ensemble, Castellucci and Pichon dedicate themselves to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's last work and create an impressive and visually stunning ode to life.

We are looking for

  • a girl between 8 and 9 years old

    Requirements
    Slim, blonde/light brown hair, good stage presence, good body awareness, and strong ability to concentrate, should feel comfortable on stage. The girl will be painted with colour and showered with honey and should not be afraid of this.

    The performances will take place in Vienna as part of the Wiener Festwochen and in Brussels at the opera house La Monnaie/De Munt. The girl must be available for both periods.

    Registration for the casting by the legal guardians
    Please register for the casting until 12 December 2021 by e-mail with the subject "Casting_Requiem_Girl" casting@festwochen.at

    Send us the contact details (email and phone number), a portrait and full body photo and a short description of who the girl is. The pre-selection will be made by 23 December 2021. You will then be informed whether the girl has been invited to the casting in January.

    Rehearsals & Performances
    Vienna Festival
    Rehearsals: 20.03. to 31.03.2022 (exact rehearsal schedule to be announced)

    Premiere & performances: 01.04.2022 (premiere), 02.04.2022, 04.04.2022, 05.04.2022, 4 performances in total Venue: Hall E, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

    La Monnaie/De Munt
    Rehearsals: 22.04. to 29.04.2022 (exact rehearsal schedule to be announced)

    Premiere & performances: 29.04.2022 (premiere), 30.04.2022, 03.05.2022, 05.05.2022, 06.05.2022, 08.05.2022, 10.05.2022, 11.05.2022, 13.05.2022, 14.05.2022, 10 performances in total
    Venue: La Monnaie, Pl. de la Monnaie, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

    The contributors to this project are registered and compensated accordingly.

  • a young woman between 25 and 30 years old

    Requirements
    Slim, fragile, blond/light brown hair, good stage presence and body awareness, reliability and ability to concentrate. Dance and/or acting background is desirable!

    Performances will take place in Vienna as part of the Wiener Festwochen and in Brussels at the opera house La Monnaie/De Munt. The person must be available for both periods.

    Registration for the casting
    Please register for the casting until 12 December 2021 by e-mail with the subject "Casting_Requiem_Young Woman" casting@festwochen.at

    Send us your contact details (email and phone number), a portrait and full body photo and a short description of who you are. The pre-selection will be made by 23 December 2021. You will then be informed whether you have been invited to the casting in January.

    Rehearsals & Performances
    Vienna Festival
    Rehearsals: 20.03. to 31.03.2022 (exact rehearsal schedule to be announced)

    Premiere & performances: 01.04.2022 (premiere), 02.04.2022, 04.04.2022, 05.04.2022, 4 performances in total Venue: Hall E, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

    La Monnaie/De Munt
    Rehearsals: 22.04. to 29.04.2022 (exact rehearsal schedule to be announced)

    Premiere & performances: 29.04.2022 (premiere), 30.04.2022, 03.05.2022, 05.05.2022, 06.05.2022, 08.05.2022, 10.05.2022, 11.05.2022, 13.05.2022, 14.05.2022, 10 performances in total
    Venue: La Monnaie, Pl. de la Monnaie, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

    The contributors to this project are registered and compensated accordingly.

  • an elderly lady aged 70 and over

    Requirements
    Preferably short grey hair, aged body, reliability, ability to concentrate, good stage presence
    and the ability to perform simple gestures on stage. Theatre experience desirable!

    Performances will take place in Vienna as part of the Wiener Festwochen and in Brussels at the La Monnaie/De Munt opera house. The person must be available for both periods.

    Registration for the casting
    Please register for the casting until 12 December 2021 via e-mail with the subject "Casting_Requiem_Older Lady" casting@festwochen.at

    Send us your contact details (email and phone number), a portrait and full body photo and a short description of who you are. The pre-selection will be made by 23 December 2021. You will then be informed whether you have been invited to the casting in January.

    Rehearsals & Performances
    Vienna Festival
    Rehearsals: 20.03. to 31.03.2022 (exact rehearsal schedule to be announced)

    Premiere & performances: 01.04.2022 (premiere), 02.04.2022, 04.04.2022, 05.04.2022, 4 performances in total Venue: Hall E, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

    La Monnaie/De Munt
    Rehearsals: 22.04. to 29.04.2022 (exact rehearsal schedule to be announced)

    Premiere & performances: 29.04.2022 (premiere), 30.04.2022, 03.05.2022, 05.05.2022, 06.05.2022, 08.05.2022, 10.05.2022, 11.05.2022, 13.05.2022, 14.05.2022, 10 performances in total
    Venue: La Monnaie, Pl. de la Monnaie, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

    The contributors to this project are registered and compensated accordingly.

  • a mother with a baby

    Requirements
    The baby should be 6-7 months old in April 2022 and must not be able to crawl/walk yet. In the production the mother comes on stage with the baby in her arms and puts the baby in position. She must agree to leave her baby alone on stage for about 3 minutes.

    Registration for the casting
    Please register for the casting until 12 December 2021 by email with the subject "Casting_Requiem_Mother and Baby" casting@festwochen.at

    Send us your contact details (email and phone number), a portrait and full body photo and a short description of who you are. The pre-selection will be made by 23 December 2021. You will then be informed whether you have been invited to the casting in January.

    Rehearsals & Performances
    Rehearsals: 20.03. to 31.03.2022 (exact rehearsal schedule to be announced)

    Premiere & performances: 01.04.2022 (premiere), 02.04.2022, 04.04.2022, 05.04.2022, 4 performances in total Venue: Hall E, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

    The contributors to this project are registered and compensated accordingly.

  • a young man between 30 and 35 years

    Requirements
    Brown hair, approx. 170 - 180 cm tall, rather slim, good stage presence, good body awareness, and the ability to perform simple gestures on stage.

    Registration for the casting
    Please register for the casting until 12 December 2021 by e-mail with the subject "Casting_Requiem_Young Man" casting@festwochen.at

    Send us your contact details (email and phone number), a portrait and full body photo and a short description of who you are. The pre-selection will be made by 23 December 2021. You will then be informed whether you have been invited to the casting in January.

    Rehearsals & Performances
    Vienna Festival
    Rehearsals: 20.03. to 31.03.2022 (exact rehearsal schedule to be announced)

    Premiere & performances: 01.04.2022 (premiere), 02.04.2022, 04.04.2022, 05.04.2022, 4 performances in total Venue: Hall E, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

    The contributors to this project are registered and compensated accordingly.

  • three older gentlemen aged 70 and over

    Requirements
    Grey hair, aged body, rather slim, willingness to be naked on stage for one scene. The men will stand in darkness around a small fire. The passage lasts about 5 minutes.

    Registration for the casting
    Please register for the casting until 12 December 2021 by email with the subject "Casting_Requiem_Older Gentleman" casting@festwochen.at

    Send us your contact details (email and phone number), a portrait and full body photo and a short description of who you are. The pre-selection will be made by 23 December 2021. You will then be informed whether you have been invited to the casting in January.

    Rehearsals & Performances
    Rehearsals: 20.03. to 31.03.2022 (exact rehearsal schedule to be announced)

    Premiere & performances: 01.04.2022 (premiere), 02.04.2022, 04.04.2022, 05.04.2022, 4 performances in total Venue: Hall E, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

    The contributors to this project are registered and compensated accordingly.

  • dancers (6 female, 5 male) between 20 and 30 years old

    Stage experience, good physical training, a good memory and a quick perception are required. Training in classical ballet with a contemporary orientation and experience are an advantage. Reliability, the ability to concentrate, the ability to work in a team, a good stage presence and the willingness to work with props are desirable.

    The dancers must be available for rehearsals and performances in Vienna as well as in Brussels!

    Registration & procedure for e-casting
    Please send us the following materials by wetransfer with your full name in the subject line by 12 December 2021

    • Contact details (email and phone number)
    • a portrait
    • a full body photo
    • your curriculum vitae
    • your application video

    Instructions for the application video
    You will find the video with the choreography to be performed under the following link https://cloud.festwochen.at/index.php/s/HsweJs2Q4HZbCD8

    Please record all videos in landscape format! Make sure you have good lighting conditions!
    The videos must not be longer than 4 minutes.
    At the beginning of the video please give a short introduction, ideally in English: NAME, AGE, last theatre experience (very short!), profile and full body shots. Please send us several takes/variants of the dance scene. Feel free to move around the room, but make sure you always stay in the frame!

    Title the casting video with your name and send it to us including the above mentioned documents via wetransfer to casting@festwochen.at

    The selection will be made in the middle of January 2022. After that you will be informed if you are part of the cast.

    Rehearsals & Performances
    Wiener Festwochen
    Rehearsals: 18.03. to 31.03.2022 (exact rehearsal schedule to be announced)Premiere & performances: 01.04.2022 (premiere), 02.04.2022, 04.04.2022, 05.04.2022, 4 performances in total
    Venue: Hall E, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

    La Monnaie/De Munt Dates
    Rehearsals: 22.04. to 29.04.2022 (exact rehearsal schedule to be announced)

    Premiere & performances: 29.04.2022 (premiere), 30.04.2022, 03.05.2022, 05.05.2022, 06.05.2022, 08.05.2022, 10.05.2022, 11.05.2022, 13.05.2022, 14.05.2022, 10 performances in total
    Venue: La Monnaie, Pl. de la Monnaie, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

    The participants in this project will be registered and paid accordingly.

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