After years of invitation-only auditions, Asheville Aerial Arts is seeking to expand its loose-jointed cast of entertainers by reaching out to the public in 2015.
“I honestly think Asheville and the surrounding area holds a great deal of undiscovered or somewhat unknown talent,” says AAA founder Christine Aiken. “I would like to give these folks the opportunity to work with us to create a one of a kind experience for our audiences.”
The move to solicit talent from the public — much like AAA’s recent addition of a youth member to the performing group — represents an effort to “introduce a new element” into the show, according to Aiken.
While AAA is currently seeking candidates of all ages and genders, they’ve got a specific eye out for a young female, aged six to nine years old, based on the positive reception of their first sprite performer. Aiken’s team is encouraging gymnasts, dancers, yogis, jugglers, climbers, unicycle riders, martial arts students, hoop artists, stilt walkers, “strong guys” and other physically talented Ashevilleans to apply.
Open auditions take place Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center (236 Charlotte Street). Interested performers-to-be can obtain more information about the opportunity by visiting ashevilleaerialarts.com, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 301-5615.
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