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NEWS AND UPDATEs:

Borne Dance Company is looking for versatile contemporary dancers to audition for our new season on Saturday, May 11th from 5-7 pm at Spaceworks Long Island City in Studio A. Borne’s goal is to create collaborative work that incorporates dance, music, visual art, and spoken word into pieces that educate and raise awareness of eating disorders and other mental illnesses. Since Borne’s inception in 2015 we have successfully put on three benefit shows in honor of the National Eating Disorder Association’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week, we have become clothing ambassadors for the non-profit organization Project Heal and schizophrenic.nyc, and have put on a workshop and show for the inpatient adolescents at the psychiatric ward at Bellevue Hospital in addition to many other performances throughout New York City. Borne has performed at The Producers Club, Anita’s Way, Greenspace, Dixon Place, and in an art installation designed by Cultural Workers.

For our new season, we plan to focus on presenting workshops for adolescents and adults as well as hosting shows that incorporate positive mental health and artistic expression. Because we are working towards our non-profit status, rehearsals and shows will not be paid. However, we will offer experience working one on one with the mental health community as well as offer a stipend for our end of the season show in February during our annual eating disorder awareness show. We highly encourage only those who have a passion and dedication for mental health or eating disorder awareness to apply.

We are looking for dancers who are expressive and have strong contemporary and partnering skills with the ability to learn fast paced and technical movement. To apply please send headshot, resume, and either a dance reel or video to BorneDanceCompany@gmail.com by May 8th. We also request that you email us a short paragraph as to why you are interested in this company and why Borne would be a good fit for you. We will give you the first fifteen minutes to warm up in the audition.

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We have new merchandise! Get your very own Borne Dance Company shirt or bracelet by emailing us at bornedancecompany@gmail.com!