Virgin Voyages Entertainment Casting
Virgin Voyages is hosting in-person auditions for circus performers to live and perform aboard our Lady Ships, Scarlet Lady and Valiant Lady. From the minds of the 7 Fingers, “Duel Reality” is a fast-paced retelling of Romeo and Juliet – with an elaborate circus twist. By stripping this love story down to the core of its conflict and dropping the action into a sporting arena, both the thrills and the danger are heightened. Sailors have ringside seats to the graceful and death-defying acts while witnessing the two groups grapple with a heart-pounding desire to rise above one another.
Seeking multidisciplinary, contemporary circus artists with strong movement qualities (preferably "acro-dance"), strong acting skills (physically and emotionally expressive, minimal dialogue), strong base in floor acrobatics and partner work. Looking for magnetic team players, comfortable with up-close audience interaction. Experience with musical instruments a plus.
While this is an open call, we will only see performers who are able to present at least one of the primary disciplines listed below. Some artists may be asked to present a secondary skill as well. Anyone presenting only a secondary skill only will not be seen.
ROMEO AND JULIET - Primary skill: hand-to-hand duo. Porter should porte banquine. Basic trapeze and/or the capacity to learn.
REFEREE - Primary skill: diabolo / Secondary skill: some pole and basic floor acrobatics.
PLANCHE ARTIST 1/TYBALT - Primary skill: Korean plank / Secondary skills: strong floor and partner acrobatics. Hoop-diving a plus.
PLANCHE ARTIST 2/MERCUTIO - Primary skill: Korean plank / Secondary skills: strong floor and partner acrobatics. Hoop-diving a plus.
POLE ARTIST 1 - Primary skill: Chinese pole / Secondary skill: floor and partner acrobatics. Hoop-diving and porte a plus.
Primary skill: Chinese pole / Secondary skill: aerial; basic banquine, hand-to-hand flying. Will cover Juliet.
JUGGLER 1 - Primary skill: juggling (preferably balls) / Secondary skills: floor and partner acrobatics; fly experience a plus.
JUGGLER 2- Primary skill: juggling (preferably balls, open to clubs, cigar boxes, rings, etc) / Secondary skill: banquine porter.
HULA HOOP ARTIST - Primary skill: hula hoop / Secondary skill: aerial.
PORTER - Primary skill: banquine porting / Secondary skill: hand-to-hand porting. Chinese pole and hoop-diving a plus. Will cover Romeo.
FLYER - Primary skill: banquine flying / Secondary skill: hand-to-hand flying. Chinese pole and hoop-diving a plus. If female, will cover female hand to hand.
+ All performers should be proficient in English.
+ All performers should be 21 or older.
+ No aerialists/silks
Varies per role / discipline - minimum $1,300/wk. Housing (single occupancy cabin), transportation, and all meals provided.
December 18, 2021 at 10:00AM – 10:00am-2:00pm
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Sign-ups will begin at 10:00am and go in the order of registration and as time allows. Please plan to stay until 2:00pm. Be prepared to demonstrate your circus skills in a presentation lasting no longer than 3 minutes for each skill. Audio playback will be available via Bluetooth, a standard auxiliary connection or iPhone connection. No USB drives, please.