Looking for singers for Tino Sehgal’s This You
Kyoto Experiment and Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels have launched a collaborative project. For the project’s first year, globally acclaimed artist Tino Sehgal’s This You (premiered in 2006) will be presented for the first time in Japan. (Held in parallel to this live work, a video-dance screening and symposium will unpack the origins and legacies of postmodern dance.)
Rather than taking the form of objects, like paintings or sculptures, Sehgal’s work involves giving instructions to participants who enact these for visitors to create an experience. Sehgal’s works are not documented through photographs or video, and so can only be experienced in person.
This You takes place in the Japanese garden of the Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art. A singer interacts one-on-one with visitors, creating an ephemeral and memorable experience while translating what others see in a candid and intimate way.
■ Requirements for Applying
1) Female (30 years and over) that enjoys singing, has a broad repertoire, has a talent for improvisation and who can sing a capella in the Japanese Garden. Professional experience, diplomas or certificates are not required.
2) An onsite audition in Kyoto (venue: to be determined) will be held on Sep 3rd 17:00 or 18:30 (Japanese Time).
The audition will be approximately 1.5 hours.
*The audition has changed to hold onsite from online >>（The audition venue changed from online to onsite on August 27th)
3) The work will be presented in the Japanese garden of Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art throughout the duration of their opening hours (10:00-18:00) from October 1st to 23rd. Singers should be available on average 2-6 times per week for 4 hours each time and able to come by public transportation.
4) Attend rehearsals on Sep 29th and 30th.
2,500 JPY per hour (including tax, transportation expenses, food, and daily expenses) for rehearsals and working hours.
The maximum working hours are 4 hours per day, with two shifts of 10:00 to 14:00 and 14:00 to 18:00. Working hours are flexible and can be adjusted around the availability of the participants. We will be able to work around short breaks for holidays that have already been planned. During the performance, participants may take breaks to use the restroom.
■ How to Apply
Please fill in the form below:
Deadline: 23:59, August 28th (Sun) 2022
The festival will respond to you within three days.
■ Tino Sehgal This You
10.1 (Sat)-10.23 (Sun) 10:00-18:00
Closed on Mondays except 10.10 (Mon)
Venue: Japanese Garden, Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art
For more information please contact:
Ms. Hirano (Production Coordinator)
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Kyoto Experiment Office
6F, 7 Hase Bldg. 229-2 Shoshoi-cho, Karasuma-dori, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto 604-0862 JAPAN
TEL 075-213-5839 E-mail info★kyoto-ex.jp
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