Audition Opportunity for NC-based Performers

In honor of the ADF’s decade of collaborating with the Nasher Museum of Art, it is bringing back a community favorite from 2013: Mark Haim’s “This Land Is Your Land,” an evening-long dance based entirely on walking.

Mark Haim would like to restage the dance for a group of 14 performers from the NC community and is looking for a very diverse group in age, race, size and gender. The original cast ranged in age from 18 to 52 years, in height from 5’1″ to 6’7″, in size from 100 lbs. to 230 lbs., and came from African, South Asian, East Asian, and European backgrounds. The most important qualification is a love for performing and the ability to count music and steps.

Performances will take place as part of ADF’s 90th anniversary season on June 13 and 14.

Applicants must be 18+ to apply and current full-time residents of North Carolina.

The performance contains nudity. A video of a prior performance will be shared with you once your application has been confirmed. Please take the time to watch the video to fully understand the scope of the performance. The audition does not involve nudity.

Applications are due on March 6
(must apply in order to attend audition)

Selected performers will receive $1,500 per person for rehearsals and performances, issued following the final performance. Availability and commitment to all dates are required. Performers are responsible for their own housing and transportation.


Monday, March 6
Application Deadline
(must apply in order to attend audition)

Friday, March 10, 6-8:30pm
(arrive no later than 5:45pm)
In-person audition at ADF’s Scripps Studios

Saturday, March 11 by 12pm
Dancers notified about selection process

Sunday, March 12, 10am-1pm
First rehearsal at ADF’s Scripps Studios for selected cast

May 30-June 11: Rehearsal Intensive
Tuesday-Thursdays: 6-9:30pm, ADF’s Scripps Studios
Saturday: 12-6pm, ADF’s Scripps Studios
Sundays: 10am-4pm, ADF’s Scripps Studios
Monday, June 5: 10am-4pm, rehearsal location TBD

Monday, June 12, 10am-6pm: Tech & Dress Rehearsal
at the Nasher Museum of Art

Tuesday, June 13 & Wednesday, June 14, 5pm call time
Performances at 6:30pm & 9pm at the Nasher Museum of Art