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PLAY, Workshop Audition – Mirjam Gurtner

Published on January 11, 2021 / Audition dates: January 21,22 & 30, 2021 / January 31 /February 1, 2021 (individual sessions)

Choreographer Mirjam Gurtner is holding a workshop audition in Berlin, looking for dance artists (m/f/gn) to join the creation, performance and touring of her new production PLAY.

We especially welcome applications from dance artists with an intercultural background.

What we are looking for: Experience, curiosity and playfulness. Clarity in movement articulation, excellent skills in improvisation and instant composition, experience in contact improvisation/partner work, experience/interest in martial arts and somatic work, strong presence and an appetite for strong physicality, deep movement research and the tasting of boundaries.

PLAY Outline Four dancers. A One-Woman Punk Band. During the course of an evening, the audience joins the performers on their journey through different states of play. Between order and chaos, the intimate and the violent, they explore the boundaries of structure and freedom, driven on by the powerful sound of the musician. PLAY explores different states of play and their influence on our behaviour. How does play affect our willingness to take risks? Can we access an inner logic of the body through a state of play? Under what conditions does play turn into aggression? Structured improvisation and instant composition define an immediate movement vocabulary negotiated in direct relation to the audience. PLAY combines dance, visual arts and music in an interdisciplinary collaboration aiming to reflect on notions of power, risk and intimacy. Can social structures be rethought and physically tested through play?

Workshop audition:

21/22 January 2021 and 30/31 January/1 February 2021 (individual sessions)


23/24/25 February 2021


Berlin: March/April 2021 (max. 6 wks)

Basel: 26 April – 17 May 2021


18 – 25 May 2021: Theater ROXY Birsfelden/Basel

19/20 June 2021: KINDL Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, 48-Stunden-Neukölln 2021

Touring 2021/22

This workshop audition will be an opportunity to experience Mirjam’s artistic practice based on structured improvisation, instant composition and the interplay between sensation and physicality. Please familiarise yourself with her work before applying.

To apply please send an email including letter of interest, CV/biography and short video link(s) to Please confirm your availability for all project dates. Min 3 years of professional dance experience required. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. This is a fully paid contract.


sit stand lie / push pull stroke (PLAY I), trailer:

SKINNED, trailer:

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