Cleave: Dance-theatre workshops and auditions

Cleave, a dance-theatre group under the direction of Brandon Shaw, is seeking members with strong movement backgrounds. We are in search of approximately six movers with considerable training in forms including contemporary dance, ballet, martial arts, gymnastics, etc. as well as two actors trained in physical theatre. Excellent partnering skills and the ability to work collaboratively are necessary.


Instead of a ‘you’re in…you’re out’ audition, interested persons are invited to attend free workshops, which serve as an introduction to Cleave’s process and repertory. If you’re interested to work with Cleave, please come to more workshops.

We are currently looking to rehearse twice a week at a time determined by the members’ schedules. A performance will take place in the beginning of the summer, consisting primarily of previous repertory. Rehearsals are currently unpaid. Dancers will share the riches from performances.

Please refer to for more information, including the schedule, location, and a further description of workshops. And please help spread the word!

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