Call For Performers: Dante’s Divine Comedy

August 4, 2013

Dante's Inferno at Soundscape Festival, NYC

Call for Performers: We are holding an audition/workshop for an immersive adaptation of Dante’s Divine Comedy.

We are looking for performers with a movement or dance background who are comfortable with character development, partnering, and improvisation. We are interested in artistic exploration and risk, and in rigorous physical and philosophical investigations.

More about the Project:

After a highly successful run of the stage version, Submerge is looking for collaborators who will move, act, puppeteer and guide audiences through Dante’s world in immersive and new ways. Our media include giant puppets, interactive video art, environmental sound design and dance. This work will also feature a post-apocalyptic dance piece, a Butoh-based night club experience to be created by collaborator, SAWTOOTH. We will create an immersive space in which the audience participants will have the freedom to explore and have their own unique and unforgettable experience. This piece takes place after the world has ended in a nuclear war, and follows the characters from the Inferno, each embodying a different sin, through the circles of Hell manifested here on Earth. Through their eyes, we see the fallacies of the human race and what led to their demise.

Please register for the audition by contacting Mandy Hackman at and forward a headshot and resume/bio. You will be contacted with a time slot for the audition workshop. Please wear or bring clothes that you can move in. Interest or experience in body percussion, puppeteering, or aerial dance a plus.

Place: Midtown location, address upon registration

Time: Saturday, August 10th between 6 and 10pm (email to receive a time slot)

Contact: 914-417-7856

More about the artists:

Cristina Jasen:

Michael Feld:

Mandy Hackman:

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