Dansers gezocht: Powder Her Face

nieuws 07.06.23

DANCE Auditions:

For our upcoming new production of Powder Her Face the Nederlandse Reisopera (Dutch National Touring Opera) is looking for 3 male dancers.

We are looking for dancers with a strong base in contemporary dance and with convincing acting skills. All dancers should be able to perform on high heels. Classical Ballroom experience is preferred but not a necessary requirement. Any look and any age is welcome!

Rehearsal period

11 December up to and including 23 December 2023

Christmas break: 24 December 2023 - 3 January 2024

4 January up to and including 18 January 2024

The dancers will train and work on material 6 days a week. All rehearsals will be in Enschede.

Performance dates

20 January (premiere), 26, 30 January 2024

8, 10, 16, 18 Februay 2024.


Concerning the payment, we follow the work union agreement from the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) for Theatre and Dance.  


Please send a recent CV, showreel, headshot and full body image, and preferable also a video of walking/dancing on heels before 25 June 2023 to Anne Slothouwer (aslothouwer@reisopera.nl), Associate Artistic Affairs.

The audition will take place on Wednesday 6 September 2023 in Amsterdam. Further details will be shared on time with the invited group of dancers.

Story Powder Her Face

Powder Her Face, composed by Thomas Adès, is an opera based on biographic excerpts of the Duchess of Argyll. The focus of the piece lies on a sex scandal that caused the Duchess, a notorious libertine salon figure, to fall out of favor with British high society in 1963. In the opera, the somewhat tragic figure Duchess Margaret Campbell looks back on her more than turbulent life. The composer wrote a mischievous score that responds playfully to the popular culture of cabaret, musical and tango, while at the same time paying homage to Berg and Stravinsky.