AUDITIONS

IMPORTANT

Please note that you have until February 15, 2020 11:59 PM (Quebec time) to complete your registration. Any application submitted
after this date will not be considered. 

 

REGISTER

  1. Create a Qidigo profile (mandatory for in-person AND videos auditions)
  2. Upload your portrait photo
  3. Fill out a registration form about your previous training, injuries, motivations, main discipline, etc. 
  4. Pay registration fees ($ 100 CAD) by credit card only via our Qidigo platform

Please note that your Qidigo profile only allows you to select an address in Canada. You can use the School’s one to complete your profile. However, it is important that your complete permanent address is included in your application form for the auditions.

IN-PERSON AUDITIONS

1st wave : February 24 & 25, 2020
2nd wave : March 5 & 6, 2020

The 2020 auditions take place over two days and the candidates must be present on the two days of evaluation in order to have their application evaluated. The technical, physical and artistic tests will take place on the first day and presentations of performances on the second day.

Your audition dates are assigned to you by e-mail by the École de cirque de Québec when your registration is complete and confirmed.

Each candidate will be assessed on the following:

  • physical fitness,
  • flexibility,
  • basic acrobatic skills (acrobatics on the ground, balance on the hands); 
  • level of achievement in your main technique (the one you chose for your presentation at the auditions);
  • artistic sense (dance and acting).

Presentation of a performance

The presentation of your performance will be preceded by a short interview.

The discipline in which you present your performance must last between 2 to 3 minutes. It must also be the discipline in which you wish to do your training at the École de cirque de Québec. Therefore it is important to think carefully about your choice because our final selection will be based on your potential in this discipline.

Your presentation should highlight the discipline you master the best (your main discipline) and it should not exceed 3 minutes. Your presentation can integrate various artistic disciplines such as dance, singing and music. You can also use some light accessories. This number will allow us to evaluate your abilities according to the following elements:

  • presence;
  • creativity;
  • ability to express and communicate;
  • sense of rhythm;
  • aesthetics, posture and body alignment;
  • technical evaluation: competences in the potential discipline.

Disciplines in duo

Anyone wishing to practice a discipline in duo (eg hand-to-hand) must be accompanied by his or her partner at the auditions and both person mustregister for the ÉCQ.

VIDEO AUDITIONS

Video auditions are for candidates outside Quebec and who are unable to travel to attend the auditions in person.
Clothing worn during the video capture must be adjusted to the body.
All exercises (except your number) must be done in profile to the camera lens.

Anyone wishing to practice a discipline in duo (eg hand-to-hand) must be accompanied by his or her partner at the auditions and both persons must register for the ÉCQ.

The discipline in which you present your performance must last between 2 to 3 minutes. It must also be the discipline in which you wish to do your training at the École de cirque de Québec. Therefore it is important to think carefully about your choice because our final selection will be based on your potential in this discipline.

Your presentation should highlight the discipline you best master (your main discipline) and should not exceed 3 minutes. Your presentation can integrate various artistic disciplines such as dance, singing and music. You can also use some light accessories. This number will allow you to evaluate your abilities according to the following elements:

  • presence;
  • creativity;
  • ability to express and communicate;
  • sense of rhythm;
  • aesthetics, posture and body alignment;
  • technical evaluation: competences in the potential discipline.

Video content

  • Short introduction (30 seconds) of yourself (surname, first name, discipline, etc.)
  • Fitness exercises
  • Acrobatic exercises
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Short number of 3 minutes in the main discipline
  • One minute choreography

    Send video

    Preferably, the web link for your video should be sent to the School by incorporating it into your registration form and your video must be submitted via the YouTube platform.

    If you experience copyright difficulties due to the music you have used, you can send us your video via WeTransfer.

    Make sure your video covers all the requested items. Otherwise, your registration will be considered incomplete.

    SELECTION

    After both waves of auditions, the selection committee establishes its choices according to different compositional constraints of the future cohort of students: diversity of disciplines and DEC vs. DEE. Some candidates may also be offered the opportunity to enter our preparatory training (one-year preparatory program) and then reapply to the auditions the following year.

    The response time varies from 2 to 3 weeks after the audition period.

    For any questions, please contact auditions@ecoledecirque.com

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