Dance Film Audition

Audition for the lead role in an alternative dance film

Tanz Company Gervasi (Elio Gervasi) and filmmaker Laura Nasmyth are casting a female contemporary dancer
for the lead role in their 20-minute-long alternative dance film.

The „untitled“ dance film follows a character moving through her actual world and her imagined world.

A test shoot is scheduled for August/September 2019 in Europe. The official film shoot will begin in 2020.

WHEN: Sunday, June 2, 2019, 11 am – 4 pm

WHERE: Amsterdam

Chassé Dance Studios (Studio 4)

Chasséstraat 64

1057 JJ Amsterdam

The participation in the audition is free* and only upon invitation.


  • female contemporary dancer
  • short hair preferred for official shoot
  • experience in dance improvisation
  • not camera-shy

Application: Email to

  • CV (short version!) including date of birth, height and head shot (face)
  • 1 min video with a solo work or improvisation (a simple self-made smartphone video is enough.
    We prefer to get the video via link: weTransfer, youtube or vimeo; moving, not just posing; NO group choreography accepted.)
  • The audition is only for applicants with invitation and work permits for Europe.

DEADLINE Application: April 28, 2019

You will be informed, if your application is accepted in an email about a week after you send your application.

About the directors: Elio Gervasi & filmmaker Laura Nasmyth

Tanz Company Gervasi/ Cie. Elio Gervasi (IT/AUT)

CV Elio Gervasi

Previous work:

two steps back (2018) trailer:

Yp_Hend (2017):

conseQUENCE (2016):

What kind of animal is? (2015):

Laura Nasmyth (UK/AT)

Born in the UK in 1984, the writer/director went on to study architecture at the Glasgow School of Art,
before moving to Vienna in 2009, where she immersed herself into the world of film and has been based,
working as a filmmaker and production designer ever since. In 2017 she realised her debut feature 8:30,
which after a successful participation at international Film Festivals and earning numerous awards for
narrative and experimental fiction is now in distribution in German Cinemas.

trailer 8:30:

excerpt 8:30:

music video sample: