Auditions Open: Be Part of Opening and Closing Ceremonies of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

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Auditions to join the 3,000 strong cast for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are now underway.

The auditions will put the prospective cast members through their paces working in large groups under the direction of Ceremonies Artistic Director David Zolkwer and a team of choreographers who are looking for enthusiastic and talented cast members to play a crucial part in the ceremonies.

Audition sessions are broken down into several elements covering voice, dance and performance.

Those who are successful will be offered the chance to become part of the cast that will represent Glasgow and Scotland at the opening and closing ceremonies.

Thousands of people will watch the opening ceremony at Celtic Park on 23 July and the closing ceremony at Hampden on 3 August, with a potential global television audience of more than one billion people for each.

Whilst the content of the ceremonies remains under wraps for now, spectators are being promised two evenings of entertainment which proudly and playfully reflect the culture of Glasgow and Scotland in a warm, welcoming way.

Eileen Gallagher, Independent Director, Glasgow 2014 Board and Chair of the Ceremonies, Culture and Queens Baton Relay Committee said, The opening and closing ceremonies of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be a global showcase for Glasgow and Scotland and unforgettable nights for everyone who sees them. The auditions represent the first stages of the unique journey the ceremonies cast will share as they get ready to star on the international stage.

Financial support to assist with costs will be made available to successful cast members and will be targeted to assist participation in the ceremonies by those facing challenges meeting costs including independent living support, carer costs, childcare, travel to Glasgow and ensure that they can complete their experience.

The funding will be independently administered by Volunteer Scotland and Voluntary Arts Scotland which has developed detailed application criteria.

The opening and closing ceremonies of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are being created and produced on behalf of Glasgow 2014 by Jack Morton Worldwide who also created the ceremonies for Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002 and Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006. They are the team behind some of the most high profile and critically acclaimed ceremonies on four continents including Athens 2004 Olympic Ceremonies and the South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup Ceremonies.

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