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AEA Seeking Dancers for Centennial Celebration Event in Times Square

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AEA Seeking Dancers for Centennial Celebration Event in Times Square
As part of its upcoming 100th anniversary celebration, the Actors' Equity Association is seeking talent to perform at its Centennial launch event, which will be held the morning of Tuesday, June 5 in Times Square in New York City.

The stage performers' union is casting male and female principal dancers to participate in the event, which will also feature actors, stage managers, ensemble players, and more in live performances, interviews, and other entertainment. Dancers will rehearse Sunday, June 3 and Monday, June 4 with choreographers Chase Brock ("Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark") and Josh Bergasse ("Smash").

Auditions will be held Tuesday, May 22 at the AEA Audition Center in New York. For more information and audition details, view the full casting notice at BackStage.com. (Subscription required.) These Equity principal dancer auditions will follow Equity chorus call procedures. Auditioning dancers should also be great singers.

"Actors' Equity's centennial celebration is a testament to the rich tradition of live theater in our city and to the talented performers and stage managers who call New York City home," New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said in a statement when the anniversary celebration was announced in April. "Live theater is an integral part of our local economy, drawing New Yorkers and tourists from around the globe to our theaters every day, making the city the world's ultimate stage."

Other events throughout Equity's year-long centennial celebration include "Behind the Curtain," a unique traveling exhibit that promises to bring the history of theater to fans with an interactive museum; a series of roundtable discussions with high-profile actors in cities across the country; and "The Narrative Project," an online personal history of live theater through the eyes of professionals and enthusiasts.

The celebration is scheduled to culminate in a red carpet event in New York in April 2013. A variety of celebrity emcees and presenters will pay tribute to the past 100 years of live theater, while also looking to the future by showcasing up and coming talent.

For more information and event updates, "like" the Facebook page at Facebook.com/AEA100.

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