Cirque du Soleil to hold Australian Auditions
Cirque du Soleil is coming to Australia to conduct auditions this month. And for the first time ever, the company has decided to extend its reach with a nationwide Auditions Roadshow promotion to search for Australia’s most unique performing talent. Do you have a weird but wonderful routine, an unusual skill, or an act that is unlike anything Cirque has ever seen before?
Auditions will be held in Perth (Tuesday, February 9), Brisbane (Thursday, February 11), Sydney (Friday, February 12) and Melbourne (Saturday, February 13) from 10 am to 5 pm in each location.
Throughout the year, Cirque du Soleil’s casting team auditions the world’s most talented circus artists, acrobats, sportspeople, singers, musicians and dancers. For people who don’t fit into one of those categories, the Australian Auditions Roadshow is the opportunity for everyday Australians to showcase their creative performance talent, and to get a taste of the audition process as part of an upcoming television program. Cirque du Soleil has appointed guest talent scouts to search for acts which are completely different, unique and even unusual.
A selection of candidates from each city will then be flown to Melbourne on Sunday, February 14 to perform for the Cirque du Soleil auditions team.
Registration is essential. Applicants must apply for an audition time online by Monday, February 8 at 5 pm. Applying early is recommended as there is a limit to the number of people that can be registered. To register, visit www.auditionsroadshow.com.
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 4,000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over 40 countries on six continents. For further information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.