Audition 2017

If you are 18 to 25 years old, you have completed a ballet school (folk dance department), or have experience in fostering the art of folk dance and songs as an amateur, we wish to invite you to the audition for the selection of candidates for intern volunteers of the KOLO Ensemble, to be held on Tuesday, 4 July, in the 70th anniversary season 2017/18.

The audition will take place in the premises of the KOLO Ensemble (Centar za kulturu Vlada Divljan), Mitropolita Petra 8, Belgrade, on 4, 5, and 6 July 2017.

The six-month internship/volunteering period allows you to work with renowned vocal and dance educators and experts from different fields who will encourage the development of your talents. Personal and collective advancement, mastering the KOLO Ensemble’s repertoire, and improving skills and knowledge—all this is offered within our internship programme.

Please note that the internship group’s agenda is in line with the agenda of professional singer/dancers and set within working hours, which means every working day from 10 AM to 2 PM in the premises of the KOLO Ensemble. At the end of the six month training, the candidates will take the internship exam and receive a certificate of having completed their internship in a professional ensemble. The internship group agenda includes not only training with experts in the field of folk dance, songs, and music, but also involvement in the KOLO Ensemble’s work, as well as a prospective concert performance with professional artists.

We look forward to the opportunity to transfer our knowledge and experience to a generation of young artists who devoted their talent and life to the art of folk dance, songs, and music, just like we did!

The KOLO Folk Dance and Song Ensemble of Serbia, Belgrade, Mitropolita Petra 8, hereby announces

A U D I T I O N

for the selection of candidates as intern volunteers for the position of

Dancer (folk dance ensemble member), Ballet Ensemble I, on 4, 5, and 6 July 2017 at the head office of the Ensemble, Mitropolita Petra 8, Belgrade, starting at 9 AM.

The audition is open to persons between the ages of 18 and 25 who completed at least four-year secondary education, who have citizenship of the Republic of Serbia, and who are in good health.

The audition entails the following:

  1. One song of choice
  2. A combination of dance elements of choice (please be advised to bring a recording of the background music – an audio file)

* The candidates must bring clothes appropriate for the dance studio! (Shorts or tights and a t-shirt)

In addition to the mandatory general requirements, the candidates will undergo:

  1. Assessment of musical ability (the prepared song of choice, vocal assignments, pitch and rhythm);
  2. Assessment of dance skills (dance assignments and prepared dance elements of choice);
  3. Assessment of physical features – stage presence.

The candidates must fill out the Questionnaire on the Ensemble KOLO website and send their CVs and two photographs (one head shot and one full body shot) to organizator@kolo.rs no later than Friday, 30 June 2017.

Timetable:

4 July 2017, 9 AM – A short interview and musical ability assessment – elimination round. Candidates who fail to meet the minimum musical ability requirements will not be eligible for the dance segment of the audition.
5 July 2017, 9 AM – Dance skills assessment (group dance assignments)
6 July 2017, 9 AM – Dance skills assessment (prepared individual elements and assignments by the commission)

* NOTE: The duration of the audition will be determined by the audition Commission.

For more information, please contact us at 011-2763-144, extension 113 (Strahinja Bošković), on working days between 9 AM and 1 PM.
You can fill out the questionnaire online here.