Le PeTiT CiRqUe® Los Angeles 2022

CASTING-Intensive Le PeTiT CiRqUe®

WHO WILL MAKE IT?

MON AUG 1 - FRI AUG 5, 2022 Los Angeles Casting Intensive

 

SEEKING top tier talent ages 7-18 for international casting opportunities 

 

Since 1990, Nathalie Yves Gaulthier has been launching stars in film, television, the music business, and Circus.  With a keen and proven “eye for talent”, almost all of her artists have achieved their goals, even award-winning.

 

As a former talent agent with her own talent agencies in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Beverly Hills, she has discovered and/or launched the likes of Ryan Gosling, Elisha Cuthbert, Elliot Paige, Emily Hampshire, Hayden Christensen, Jay Baruchel, AJ Cook, Rachel Blanchard etc. 

In the cirque world, her Le PeTiT CiRqUe has trained and offered booking opportunities to numerous cirque stars in Cirque du Soleil, Global circuses and in film/TV.

 

For the past 10 years, Le PeTiT CiRqUe has hosted international gifted youths at our AUGUST Casting-Intensive and Residencies every year.  Gifted artists come from across the USA, Canada, UK, Japan, Australia, Norway and numerous countries to train 6-8 hours a day with our family entertainment company’s members and industry booking agents, casting directors, Cirque producers and trainers, cirque choreographers and talent agents. 

 

IT’S A “WHO YOU KNOW”  BUSINESS – 
          …. we give you the OPPORTUNITY TO GET TO KNOW THE POWERS THAT BE.

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS MAY 1, 2022. 

 

ATTENDANCE:

LIVE in person in Los Angeles, CA

OR 

Virtual attendance 

 

ACCEPTANCE into Le PeTiT CiRqUe

Acceptance is by video submission only. (no longer that 3 minutes please)

SEND us a video of you doing a full ACT on any apparatus, a dance or ground tumbling etc. 

If you do not have an act yet, please send us a montage of your skills 

 

IN YOUR SUBMISSION VIDEO:  *Links only

Kindly state your name, age and experience in circus, dance or gymnastics etc. 

Why do you want to be a part of Le PeTiT CiRqUe?

Why do you think it’s important to make a difference in this world?

We really look for fun and outgoing personalities!

HOW TO BECOME AN LPC ARTIST?

  1. Audition /send us your video and if accepted:

  2. If LA-based or close by: attend 3 X a week, plus private act choreography sessions

  3. If out of state: attend the August Intensive and at least 2-6 times a year at our LA facility

  4. If out of country: attend the August Intensive and 1-2 times a year at our facility. 

Once you are accepted as a full LPC artist, you will be submitted for global bookings and opportunities. 

 

CASTING INTENSIVE: August 1-5, 2022

In person in Los Angeles or virtual attendance packages available

RESIDENCIES:  Yearly any time

Gifted artists ages 13-20 from all over the globe have been relocating to our Los Angeles facility for 2 weeks, 1 month, 6 months or a year to train, choreograph full acts and act creation, shoot demo videos in our professional theatre, meet with talent and booking agents, acquire costume and make-up and industry etiquette, insurance info, basic rigging and safety course, circus directing and choreographer opportunities, how to make it management info and gain global performing opportunities in live, streaming and on-set shoots. 

 

Le PeTiT CiRqUe ASSOCIATE ARTISTS

Gifted young artists ages 5-17 can apply to become an “LPC associate” 

  1. Audition /send us your video and if accepted

  2. We will promote you on social media and book you if we have events near you.

  3. We will give you opportunities for cirque/film/TV castings

VISA OPPORTUNITIES 

As it is illegal to work in the USA without a legal work visa, LPC has been successful in sponsoring many artists in 0-1 , P1, P-3 visas for artists from other countries. 

VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE

Artists can attend virtually for any of the:

-LPC training sessions and/or 

-the warm-up and/or 

-Intense conditioning sessions. 

Virtual attendance is worthwhile and keeps the LPC spirit thriving!

 

OUR FACILITY

With 10,000 sq feet and 2 stories, we have full winch systems, pulleys and over 50 rig points for aerials and 25 foot ceilings. Tumble Air track mat, trampoline, upstairs dance studio w/ ballet bars, and mirrors, full stage w/red velvet curtains and pro theatre lights and sound, 

 

SAFETY

We are on the safety committee for American Youth Circus Org and American Circus Educators and work with neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons for neck and spine safety.

 

Rates

AUGUST INTENSIVE

ONE WEEK $1050 for in person attendance

Daily rate: $240/day

VIRTUAL: $500 for FULL WEEK virtual participation via ZOOM

VIRTUAL a la carte: $60 per workshop on ZOOM

 

*$100 OFF for LPC training center artists 

siblings or 20% OFF for circus schools sending 3 or more artists!

 

$450 DEPOSIT required 

Official LPC training Centers

LPC TRAINING CENTERS ARE:

Las Vegas: Trapeze Las Vegas

Oahu, Hawaii, Samadhi Trapeze 

Bergen, Norway: Cirkus Balance

London, Ont, Canada: Studio Cirque

SAMPLE DAY AT CASTING INTENSIVE

*Private sessions can be booked throughout the day with the guest master trainers/choreographers and agents.

 

9-10 AM Private sessions 

10 AM – 11:45 AM CASTING DIRECTOR booking movies, TV, comm.

12:00-12:30 Lunch 

12:30-2:00 PM JUNRU Hand balancing

12:30-2:00 PM BARNABY- UNB. Acrobats Tumbling and flips

2:00-3:300 PM DORIANA SANCHEZ Choreography and meet and greet

2:00-3:00 pm Christine Van Loo Aerial Tricks 

3:00-4:00 pm Private sessions and open gym

 

Le PeTiT CiRqUe

    PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

     

We seek athletes/artists that have the following or close to some of these requirements. 

1. FLEXIBILITY TEST: 

Bridge flexible bridge 

Bridge to elbows hold elbow stand

Contortion full contortion or good chin stand

Splits side 1 must have 

Splits side 2 must have

Full middle split must have

 

2. STRENGTH TEST:

Chin Ups 10-15

Silk climbs: not touching ground 6

Straddle sit silk climbs 10-15

Pull over from hanging 4

Push-ups 25-40

Handstand against wall 2 min. 

Handstand held alone 30 secs. +

 

3. ACROBATICS:

Walkovers front/back, splits:  must have

Front/ Back handsprings/back tucks:  must have or semi spotted 

 

4. PERSONALITY/ team spirit

A 1-2 minute interview-style video telling us:

-why you feel you should be selected.

-what makes you unique

-why you’d like to be cast

-what makes you a good person

 

      We really look for FOCUSED ATHLETE /ARTISTS and 
           those with a DRIVE!