Audition for BlackCast’s first ballet: Vanity Lane

"Vanity Lane," ballet.
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Audition for BlackCAST’s first ballet: Vanity Lane! Everyone is welcome, from dancers to actors in and outside of Harvard College. And we aren’t just looking for ballerinas — we want dancers and actors from all backgrounds! We’re looking for people with various levels of dance and acting experience; actors should be prepared for/interested in learning simple ensemble choreography.

Vanity Lane is an original fairy tale and ballet story written by La’Toya Princess Jackson and choreographed by Jean Appolon with music composed by Jared Hettrick, Gordon Williams, and Paul Sayed.

Vanity Lane is a study in opposites: cutting edge electronic music with retro 80s influence, classical ballet blended with contemporary choreography, and a study of modern media images told in a timeless fairytale format. It addresses the duality of beauty and self-worth, external and internal and urges people to look behind the mask of superficial beauty to find the true beauty within.

The main character ElectrKPrincess is enchanted by a spell and transported to Crystalline City. She takes a journey down Vanity Lane where she must confront and overcome three vanities. Vanity Lane rejects unhealthy media images, encourages individuality, and provides an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the world of theater, music, and classical dance.

Come to Farkas Hall on one of the following days for auditions:
Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 6 p.m.–9 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 25 from 9 p.m.–12 a.m.