Silicon Valley Dance Festival Auditions

ZiRu Dance is accepting applications for Professional Dancers to perform in up to two works for the Virtual 2020 Silicon Valley Dance Festival ™. To audition, please review the suggested material below and submit a video of yourself dancing this choreography as well as a video of your own improvisation.  


Dancers must have professional experience working in a collaborative contemporary/modern dance company. And/or extensive training in Modern dance and Ballet technique. Strong emphasis on improvisation during the rehearsal process and the ability to collaborate and remain open to ideas and concepts. Knowledge of tai-chi/martial arts is a plus. Diversity and inclusivity are paramount to Ziru and we encourage individuals of Asian American and BIPOC descent to apply. 


Rehearsals are scheduled to begin mid-September via Zoom.The rehearsal process will culminate with a final filming outdoors, adhering to all social distance guidelines to ensure the safety of everyone involved. Filming is expected to take place within the San Francisco Bay area with potential travel to the South Bay or surrounding areas. Please be able to provide your own means of transportation as we will not be able to provide transportation or accommodations at this time. 


The projected date for the festival is slated for early November 2020.  Exact filming dates are TBD and dependent on the schedules of everyone involved


Please note: ALL current/former ZiRu Dance company members need not resubmit, but please respond directly if available for this project. 


Pay for this project: Dancers will be paid hourly. Rate will reflect training and experience. 


  For more information, please email 



TO APPLY: Email the following to by AUGUST 30, 2020.

  • Resumé/CV

  • Headshot/ Dance Photo

  • Video of 45 seconds of improvisation, uploaded to YouTube or Google Drive

  • Video of suggested choreography (please refer to videos below), uploaded to YouTube or Google Drive

  • Please Title Your videos: Full Name. Improv. Audition

        Full Name. Choreo.Audition



Philein Improv 

Counts Breakdown



Please refer to Philein’s original improv for quality of movement. The second video ounts breakdown) is to be referred to for counts and clarity, NOT for quality. Be creative: use walls,countertops or chairs to create a narrow space to push and pull on if you do not have one.


Sample Video of Socially Distanced Solos: Created as response to Shelter in Place 

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