INTRODUCTION. ABOUT SOUNDS OF CHANGE
Sounds of Change is a project funded by the European Union through the Creative Europe programme that focuses mainly on generating opportunities for young musicians as well as artists from other disciplines.
Among other activities, Sounds of Change provides musicians with residencies, rehearsals and performances in an international context, workshops, master classes, seminars and training activities. Contexts that encourage exchanges among established artists and young artists, including the creation of different pieces, shows and productions, and the «Orchestral Academy», an orchestra of young musicians that is convened every summer.
Sounds of Change aims to contribute to rethinking the Europe of the future in a sustainable environment that acknowledges the different identities and values that make up Europe. It is from this perspective that each of its projects and activities are created.
Innovation, multidisciplinarity, staging work and the generation of professional experiences of international exchange are part of the spirit of Sounds of Change and the Quixote project.
Five partners are part of Sounds of Change: The Portuguese Philharmonic Orchestra (OFP) as project leaders, together with the National Theatre of Serbia (Serbia), the Koblenz International Music Festival (Germany) and the BSA (Be Successful Artist) Association (Slovenia) and Noletia (Spain).
More info about Sounds of Change: https: //www. soundsofchange. eu
Partner info here: https: //www. soundsofchange. eu/partners/
QUIXOTE. A EUROPEAN APPROACH THROUGH CIRCUS
This project will create a circus-based staging of Richard Strauss’ Quixote.
The clown and stage director Lolo Fernández will be in charge of the direction and dramaturgy and the director, choreographer and performer Greta García. The show will be produced by Truca Circus, the stage company of Noletia (Spain).
The resulting show will combine a circus cast of six performers (including Greta García and Lolo Fernández) with an orchestra (Orquestal) of some eighty musicians, conducted by Oscar Ferreira (OFP) and featuring Benedict Klöckner as solo cello.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Four circus performers.
No aerial disciplines, or disciplines involving anchorages or bulky and/or difficult to transport objects or structures.
Applications may be submitted as single persons or duos (e. g. in the case of acrobatics).
Own number(s) would be an asset.
The financial conditions will be made known to the selected artists when selected.
CALENDAR AND LOCATION OF REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES
Autumn 2023: A creative laboratory of approximately one week will be held as a first contact for the artistic team. Location: Andalusia, Spain.
May-June 2024: Rehearsals. Location: Andalusia, Spain.
June/July 2024: Ensemble of the scenic proposal with the orchestra (Accademy Orchestra) in Guarda (Portugal), for about a week.
July 2024: Quixote tour in Portugal and Spain (venues and dates to be defined, approximately 5-6).
Date to be confirmed: Performances in Germany.
Note: Selected artists must be available for the periods stated above. More specific dates and venues for rehearsals and performances will be specified at a later date.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Applicant artists should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with these characteristics:
- It must contain «Quixote» in the subject line
- In English or Spanish
- Include CV with:
- Main disciplines
- Secondary disciplines or skills
- Main experience
- Videos (own numbers, performances, works in creation, works in groups, etc.)
- A Letter of Motivation may also be included but is not required
Reception of proposals until 25th April 2023
The co-directors of the show and the production management of Truca Circus will select the artists who will be part of the cast of Quixote.