PERFORMER INFORMATION PAGE

We’re so happy you’re interested in performing with us at our next recital. Below, you’ll find a list of things you need be aware of before you choose to perform. You must watch the video and review the list before you enter your information.

The theme for this recital is spark. Your performance should be an uplifting inspirational piece that shows triumph, sparks a movement of self love, or a love for making things better. In order to perform at this recital, your music, choreography, and costume must fit this theme. For further assistance with theme clarification, please Contact Us.

The Details:

WHERE:
CIRQUE ASYLUM – Aerial Studio

WHEN:
November 9 & 10, 2017
Two Show Nights

CHOREOGRAPHY/MUSIC/COSTUME DEADLINE:
September 29, 2017

PERFORMER REQUIREMENTS

PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE CHOOSING TO PERFORM WITH US

AFTER SIGN UP, PLEASE CHECK EMAIL
Additional info will be sent

SONG MUST FIT RECITAL THEME
Please contact management for theme clarification.

SONG LENGTH MUST FIT YOUR LEVEL
Beginners:  3:30 (exceptions for floor work)
Intermediate+:  6:00

COSTUME MUST FIT STUDIO DRESS CODE
Please ask us directly for any specific clarification, but essentially this means we should not be able to see private parts, butt cheeks or excessive amounts of cleavage.

PRACTICE IN COSTUME BEFORE APPROVAL
You should take the time to check for malfunctions relating to dress code and routine before seeking approval

CHOREOGRAPHY ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
Many of our instructors are available for hire to help you with choreography. CLICK HERE to request assistance

CHOREOGRAPHY MUST MATCH CURRENT ABILITY LEVEL
Do not put anything into your routine that you aren’t already practicing or don’t already know

DRESS REHEARSAL IS MANDATORY
We will do our best to provide plenty of notice regarding the date and time, so you can make proper arrangements

$20 PERFORMER FEE REQUIRED
Shows your commitment and covers a small percentage of the production costs for the show

YOU MUST FOLLOW OUR PRACTICE GUIDELINES:

-Practice during business/class hours only

-Always use the buddy system. Someone should be there to help if you get hurt

-Text (385) 265-2477 before practicing to avoid any scheduling conflicts

-Only practice your approved choreography. This time is not for learning new tricks

-If practicing when classes are being taught:

  • Practice when class is not being taught on your apparatus, but during another class in the same studio room.
  • Try to be as invisible as you can
  • Don’t play your music or disrupt the class in any way
  • We suggest using Bluetooth headphones, so you can practice to your music without disturbing anyone

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ALMOST EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE PERFORMING

Taking on the challenge of performing at a recital can be very difficult but highly rewarding.  Below are things you will want to read and consider before taking it on.  Recital is open ONLY to current students and instructors at Cirque Asylum.

We are here to help you as much as possible!  Please don’t hesitate to ask questions!

BENEFITS OF PERFORMING

  • Can build confidence in all areas of life.
  • Performing is great to take you out of your everyday training and bring you into a new challenge for your body and mind.
    • Helps boost you to the next level in endurance and training.
  • It can be a great artistic outlet.
    • Each performance lends a hand in molding you into the artist you are meant to be.
  • Experience is key when entering into any profession including performing.
    • Confidence under pressure shows professionalism.
    • Performances look great on resumes.
  • A chance to showcase all the hard work that has gone on behind the scenes.  EX:  Training and planning.
  • At reasonable prices
    • Receive professional services such as choreography/hair/makeup/costume in order to provide the best possible performing experience.
    • Videography/photography captures your performance so that you can continue to share your art.

COST TO PERFORM

Required costs

  • $20 Performer Fee
  • $0-$150 Costume/Outfit
    • You may already have items or borrow things from others.  We don’t want you to break the bank to do this and will do what we can to help.
    • Check with Jennifer about renting a costume.

Optional Costs

  • $40-$75/hour Choreography
    • Speak with Instructors about their rates.
  • $35 Hairstylist
  • $35 (minimum) Makeup Artist
    • More for extensive makeup will require a bit more.  Speak with our Makeup artists for more details.
  • Professional Photography:  TBD
  • $50-$60 Professional Video Edit.
    • Your performance will be videoed from 4-5 different cameras
    • Video editing cost is $60  ($10 discount if paid before the recital) CLICK HERE for examples

PERFORMER COMMUNICATION

After signing up, request to join the Spark Performers Group on Facebook.

  • Important information will be shared with you here.
  • This is a great place to ask questions and gain feedback on things like costume ideas.
  • Post your hair and makeup ideas (If you are planning to utilize our artists)

You will receive information and reminders via email. Be sure to add the following emails to your Email Contacts to avoid them going to spam. Feel free to send us emails if you have any questions.

  • Cirque Asylum contact@cirqueasylum.com
  • Jennifer Wilkins jennifer@cirqueasylum.com
  • Meisha Manaring meisha@cirqueasylum.com

DEADLINES

DUE  September 29, 2017 – NO EXCEPTIONS!

  • Pay performer fee – Login into your account to find bill.
  • Choreography rough draft and music must be passed off by Jen
    • Choreography
      • Doesn’t have to be perfect at this time.
      • Contact instructors if you would like help with Choreography.
    • Music
      • Keep it family friendly.  No cursing, sexual or abusive content.
      • Be sure you can purchase your music.  Rips from Youtube will not be allowed.
        • Ripped versions DO NOT have high enough quality to play over a speaker system.
        • If you need to cut your song to be shorter, you may need to find and pay someone to do so.

DUE October 5, 2017

  • Submit MP3 version of your song
    • Ripped versions from Youtube WILL NOT be accepted!!  You must purchase your song via iTunes, Amazon, etc.
      • Most songs are $2 or less
  • Fill out the Performer Bio form and submit bio photo.
    • Submission info will be shared on the Facebook Group.
  • Have your costumes finalized and approved by Jen
    • We do have an account with Weissman Costumes.  Be sure to request your order ASAP.
    • If ordering costumes online be sure to do so ASAP.
      • Shipping can take time and you want enough time to consider backup options.

PHOTOS AND VIDEO

  • We will be providing a professional photographer at the show. Details to come.
  • Professional Videography by Vagabloggers Videography
    • Performances are filmed from multiple angles and can be edited to showcase the best angles during your performance.
      • $60 Multi Camera Angle Edit.  ($10 discount if paid before recital)

DRESS REHEARSAL

This time we would like to have 2 dress rehearsals.  The 1st one will be to see where everyone is at with their performance and costumes.  We will create a line up after the 1st rehearsal.

The 2nd dress rehearsal  will be MANDATORY and will run as if it where showtime.

Date and Time:  TBD (sometime during October 20-30th)

  • Will run through routines in costumes.
    • You should have a complete costume passed off far before this point.  This will give additional chances to check for wardrobe malfunctions particularly with accessories.
    • Be sure to have some backups in mind.
  • This will be the chance to make sure that the music you submitted works.
    • We have had issues during the show in the past.

48 HOURS BEFORE THE RECITAL

  • Do all of your showering, shaving things 48 hrs in advance. You don’t want moisturizer on your hands or body for performance.
  • Finalize your hair and makeup ideas and gather all your performance gear together so you don’t have to look for anything day of.
  • CARB LOAD and RELAX Save your energy!
  • Check out Jen’s food list
  • You should be running through your performance in your mind over and over and over with music as loud as possible. Totally surround yourself with the scenery that will be. Make sure your run throughs are PERFECT in your mind and your body will register. If you experience adrenaline during your performance in your mind you are doing it right.
  • Do Not practice physically within 48 hours of the show!

DAY OF RECITAL

  • Arrive as early as 12:00 PM but no later than 6:00.  (No later than 4:00 if you are getting hair and makeup done.)
    • Schedule your hair and makeup in advance.  Contact details will be provided.
    • Please come with face washed, exfoliated, and moisturized
  • Be sure to eat and drink water during the day!!  Just don’t overfill yourself.
  • BREATH, relax and listen to your song with headphones.
  • Warm up before you perform, but keep physical exertion to a minimal.  You don’t want to waste all of your energy before the show.
  • SMILE AND ENJOY the experience!

CHOREOGRAPHY ASSISTANCE

MAKE YOUR PERFORMANCE THE BEST IT CAN BE

NEED HELP PERFECTING OR CREATING YOUR ROUTINE?

We’ll have some info about that here. Please fill out the form to connect with your instructor.

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