LADA Screens: Audition Project – Launch Event

Audition Project (World Premiere)
Online from 9 ­- 22 June 2016
Live Launch Event ­ Thursday 9 June at 7pm

Miss High Leg Kick's ‘Audition Project’ brought together 75 UK based artists onto the Birmingham Hippodrome stage in a snapshot of the performing arts in 2016. Over the course of a single day they learnt and re­created the opening audition scene from the 1985 film 'A Chorus Line'. The process was filmed shot by shot by Richard DeDomenici to match the original film scene – for a Redux film. ‘Audition Project’ explores themes of ambition, creativity and dance, and the challenges faced by artists in a difficult funding environment.

View the Audition Project dedicated website

Starring Katy Baird, Lewis Barfoot, Claire Benjamin, Sarah Blanc, Sue Hart, Matthew Bowyer, Ira Brand, Barbara Brownskirt (Karen Mcleod), Marisa Carnesky, Fancy Chance (Veronica Thompson), Chris Dobrowolski, Cheryl Dole (David Cumming), Abi Cunliffe, Dicky Eton, Anna Frisch, Sue Frumin, Chris Gayford, Ruby Glaskin, Susannah Hewlett, Catherine Hoffmann, Kazuko Hohki, Jenny Hunt, Holly Darton, Lucy Hutson, Danielle Imara, Mamoru Iriguchi, Tim Jeeves, Bob Karper, Miss High Leg Kick, Paul Kieve, Amy Kingsmill, Jessica Latowicki, Richard Layzell, Lisa Lee, Lennie, Brian Lobel, Stacy Makishi, Ursula Martinez, Lucy McCormick, Victoria Melody, Joseph Mercier, Charlie Murphy, Nao Nagai, Steve Nice, Yoko Nishimura, Alexandrina Hemsley and Jamila Johnson-Small (Project O), Harold Offeh, Louise Orwin, Tim Redfern, Marcus Reeves, James Riordan, Bernadette Russell, Annie Siddons, Joshua Sofaer, Boogaloo Stu, Figs in Wigs: Rachel Gammon, Rachel Porter, Sarah Moore, Suzanna Hurst, Olivia Winteringham, Caroline Wright and Kai-O Joyce Yung. 

Also starring Simon Casson as “Zach”, Tom Marshman as “Larry” and Christopher Green as “Sheila”.

Following the screening there will be a special presentation by ‘Audition Project’ creator Francesca Baglione (Miss High Leg Kick) and Filmmaker Richard DeDomenici.

BIOGRAPHY

Miss High Leg Kick is an artist whose work has taken her from intimate cabaret performance to the creation of large­scale outdoor events. She specialises in highly accessible work defined by creative approaches to audience engagement, humour and a love of spectacle. 

Richard DeDomenici makes work that’s social, joyful, topical and political ­ although rarely simultaneously. Last year DeDomenici adapted his inexplicably popular Redux Project for television as part of the BBC4 event Live From Television Centre. 

About LADA Screens

LADA Screens is a series of free, online screenings of seminal performance documentation, works to camera, short films/video and archival footage. It is part of Live Online, LADA’s dedicated space where you can watch short videos and films drawn fromLADA’s Study Room or generated through our programmes and initiatives. Each screening will be available to view for a limited time only, and will be launched with a live event at the White Building in Hackney Wick, London. Online art magazine, thisistomorrow will also feature the films on their website for the duration of the screenings. LADA Screens is curated by the Live Art Development Agency (LADA). LADA is a 'Centre for Live Art': a knowledge centre, a production centre for programmes and publications, a research centre setting artists and ideas in motion, and an online centre for digital experimentation, representation and dissemination. 

For more information about LADA Screens please contact Alex Eisenberg.

Banner image credit:

Audition Project: Miss High Leg Kick, Richard DeDomenici

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