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Did anyone else get an audition for the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony?

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    Has anyone else who auditioned on Saturday heard/not heard? Its 48 hours for me and I havent heard yet... although the Associate Producer guy did say to allow 72 hours... anyone know anything?? :s
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    (Original post by happyending)
    I am an ex-gymnast so still have some skills from that and used to do dancing so im hoping its for a dancing role

    Are you a dancer or did you have a different or specific skill?
    yea i am a dancer but not like professional ones. I am hoping it will be some kind of dancing too!
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    (Original post by papreek)
    Has anyone else who auditioned on Saturday heard/not heard? Its 48 hours for me and I havent heard yet... although the Associate Producer guy did say to allow 72 hours... anyone know anything?? :s
    I had my audition on sat 5:30p.m. and I have got an email for recall audition yesterday.(within 24 hours really). I guess it will be different for everyone though. Did you say you have any specific skills? dont worry and good luck
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    (Original post by pyl11)
    I had my audition on sat 5:30p.m. and I have got an email for recall audition yesterday.(within 24 hours really). I guess it will be different for everyone though. Did you say you have any specific skills? dont worry and good luck
    Thanks... I did sign up for pointe work yes, so maybe they are taking a bit longer for those... I HOPE! Good luck in your 2nd audition!
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    As the 2nd auditions are supposed to be "role specific" they will, presumably, have groups of people who they think can dance come all together, where possible and subject to maximum capacity per session too of course, then various group of potential actors, drummers/percussionists, pointe work ballerinas etc. separate to that.

    I would imagine that, if you have not stated/put yourself forward for one of the specialist roles and are therefore being considered as a "general performer" only then you may not hear back as quickly as others as to whether or not you are through to the next stage or not.

    I could, of course, be wrong on that but would make some sort of sense from an organizational point and help them keep up to date better as to who they have/haven't seen first and second time around (no mean feat to keep track of accurately from an administrative point of view).

    So, say they need 150 to 200 general performer auditionees per session and have a failure/no show rate of 10% or thereabouts, the 2nd audition will have c. 135 people in it, some of whom will not be available on the 2nd audition date (& therefore be automatically eliminated, say a further 10% or so, taking those numbers down to c. 122 people meaning they can offer 2nd audition places to approx 28 to 78 people from the next group that have auditioned first time around, again allowing for 10% failure and no-shows, before they will have reached capacity second time around and so on until all slots are taken and then they will hold off booking up the next 2nd audition session until they've more or less filled up the previous one or even held that one.

    I imagine, however, they have split the entire pool of "general performer" applicants into 3 or more sub-groups to start with and are keeping everyone they audition within their respective sub-groups throughout the audition process with the intention of merging all the sub-groups at a later stage when rehearsals begin. Same with the "specalist skill" people (which I guess means that if they rule you out of doing a role using that specialist skill you will only re-join the "general performer" pool of applicants after your 2nd audition is over and they have a better idea of how many places they need to fill at the next available audition to offer you to attend ....... and so on (which may, in essence, mean the specialist performers get to audition 3 times in total rather than 2 of course!).

    Rather then doing it than me all the same though - must be quite tedious/stressful to get nearly 100% right !!!

    Hope you follow my logic here btw (or have even bothered reading thus far actually !)
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    (Original post by cornishscot)
    As the 2nd auditions are supposed to be "role specific" they will, presumably, have groups of people who they think can dance come all together, where possible and subject to maximum capacity per session too of course, then various group of potential actors, drummers/percussionists, pointe work ballerinas etc. separate to that.

    I would imagine that, if you have not stated/put yourself forward for one of the specialist roles and are therefore being considered as a "general performer" only then you may not hear back as quickly as others as to whether or not you are through to the next stage or not.

    I could, of course, be wrong on that but would make some sort of sense from an organizational point and help them keep up to date better as to who they have/haven't seen first and second time around (no mean feat to keep track of accurately from an administrative point of view).

    So, say they need 150 to 200 general performer auditionees per session and have a failure/no show rate of 10% or thereabouts, the 2nd audition will have c. 135 people in it, some of whom will not be available on the 2nd audition date (& therefore be automatically eliminated, say a further 10% or so, taking those numbers down to c. 122 people meaning they can offer 2nd audition places to approx 28 to 78 people from the next group that have auditioned first time around, again allowing for 10% failure and no-shows, before they will have reached capacity second time around and so on until all slots are taken and then they will hold off booking up the next 2nd audition session until they've more or less filled up the previous one or even held that one.

    I imagine, however, they have split the entire pool of "general performer" applicants into 3 or more sub-groups to start with and are keeping everyone they audition within their respective sub-groups throughout the audition process with the intention of merging all the sub-groups at a later stage when rehearsals begin. Same with the "specalist skill" people (which I guess means that if they rule you out of doing a role using that specialist skill you will only re-join the "general performer" pool of applicants after your 2nd audition is over and they have a better idea of how many places they need to fill at the next available audition to offer you to attend ....... and so on (which may, in essence, mean the specialist performers get to audition 3 times in total rather than 2 of course!).

    Rather then doing it than me all the same though - must be quite tedious/stressful to get nearly 100% right !!!

    Hope you follow my logic here btw (or have even bothered reading thus far actually !)
    You will also, no doubt, have noticed that on the 2nd audition invitation there was a facility to tell them you couldn't make it (thus terminating yourself from the process) but no facility to tell them you were coming. I imagine therefore that, whenever they receive a "I can't make it then" sort of e-mail response from an applicant they immediately offer it to the next person in that particular sub-sector's recalls queue to keep each session filled to as near maximum capacity as normal at all times and thus increase the chances of having a bigger pool of applicants to select their 10,000 performers from ultimately.
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    It appears from reading this thread that I am among the first to be auditoned to be a volunteer perfomer. I had my first audition 10 days ago and have my recall "role specific" audition tomorrow. I am not a singer, dancer or actor just an average guy who fancies being involved in a unique experience.

    So info about the first audition for those who havn't had it yet. There is nothing to worry about. It is in three parts.

    First part - you have to find your way around a grid on the floor. These are numbered lines and circles in different colours. So all the odd numbers have to go to red 8 and the evens to pink 4 etc.

    Second part - classed as acting. This involved a wake up routine conducted on your "home base" on the grid. It involved turning the alarm off, yawning, walking to get a coffee, drinking coffee, brushing teeth and getting dressed etc. This was done in a co-ordinated sequence in sync.

    Third part - classed as dancing. This was really only movement - like an excercise class - just stepping and clapping etc. I am not a dancer and found it easy.

    They are cagey about what they are looking for but I think they are ( at the first stage) just looking for people that can follow instuctions and know their left from their right if that makes sense. I dont think they illiminated many people at that the first audition stage. They need the bodies after all to make the patterns that are required.

    I got my email confirming my recall audition within 24 hours of the audition.

    My recall audition is tomorrow and I will post back here how I got on!

    PS at the end of the first audition they asked for people with special skill so stay behind. These were roller blading, ballet point work, bmx bike skills and drumming, Needless to say in our group no-one stayed behind!
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    (Original post by wickedgrin)
    It appears from reading this thread that I am among the first to be auditoned to be a volunteer perfomer. I had my first audition 10 days ago and have my recall "role specific" audition tomorrow. I am not a singer, dancer or actor just an average guy who fancies being involved in a unique experience.

    So info about the first audition for those who havn't had it yet. There is nothing to worry about. It is in three parts.

    First part - you have to find your way around a grid on the floor. These are numbered lines and circles in different colours. So all the odd numbers have to go to red 8 and the evens to pink 4 etc.

    Second part - classed as acting. This involved a wake up routine conducted on your "home base" on the grid. It involved turning the alarm off, yawning, walking to get a coffee, drinking coffee, brushing teeth and getting dressed etc. This was done in a co-ordinated sequence in sync.

    Third part - classed as dancing. This was really only movement - like an excercise class - just stepping and clapping etc. I am not a dancer and found it easy.

    They are cagey about what they are looking for but I think they are ( at the first stage) just looking for people that can follow instuctions and know their left from their right if that makes sense. I dont think they illiminated many people at that the first audition stage. They need the bodies after all to make the patterns that are required.

    I got my email confirming my recall audition within 24 hours of the audition.

    My recall audition is tomorrow and I will post back here how I got on!

    PS at the end of the first audition they asked for people with special skill so stay behind. These were roller blading, ballet point work, bmx bike skills and drumming, Needless to say in our group no-one stayed behind!
    Good luck for tomorrow, cant wait to hear how you get on .
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    i e-mailed them asking to change my pointe audition as i don't feel i'm strong enough on pointe and they said not to worry and if i don't make the grade so to speak i get put back into the 'general performer' pool which is very nice to know
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    (Original post by belle654)
    i e-mailed them asking to change my pointe audition as i don't feel i'm strong enough on pointe and they said not to worry and if i don't make the grade so to speak i get put back into the 'general performer' pool which is very nice to know
    Good to know you can try for both. What level are you on pointe? I was also thinking of volunteering for this but not confident my pointe work is up to scratch!
    Good luck with your pointe audition.
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    (Original post by wickedgrin)
    It appears from reading this thread that I am among the first to be auditoned to be a volunteer perfomer. I had my first audition 10 days ago and have my recall "role specific" audition tomorrow. I am not a singer, dancer or actor just an average guy who fancies being involved in a unique experience.
    My first audition was on 2nd November and my 2nd audition is not until 20th November (possibly as drummer/percussionist specialist skill - not sure really as the e-mail didn't actually say that but I imagine that at least part of the 4 hours allowed will be taken up by that somewhere along the line).

    @wickedgrin - It is good that you have your second audition as a "general performer" so soon after your first and I sincerely wish you all the best with that (no doubt you will come back on here and tell us as much as you're allowed to once it's happened so the rest of us have a better idea what to expect).
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    They did say at the end of every audition not to tell people what happened!

    I'm just a normal applicant as well without any particular skills. I suspect that as long as you looked enthusiastic and didn't monumentally mess up the routines, you'd get through the first audition.

    In mine they said they were approaching the end of the first auditions and they'd done about 8000, so they're clearly hoping to recruit the vast majority of those who apply.

    It's mass choreography - follow instructions and be happy about doing it and you'll get through.
    No idea what the second audition is all about. Probably more of the same! Mine's in a couple of weeks.
    I'm really excited about it all. The six week wait after the next audition won't be much fun.

    It's funny following people's comments on twitter. There was one bloke who said he was off to his first audition as a drummer. A bit presumptuous! Also people with names like 'OlympicGirl43950'. Some girl's writing a blog about her attempts to 'infiltrate' the 2012 games!

    I think there are definitely fewer men who've applied so that might be an advantage regarding getting through in itself. In mine it was 2/3 women I'd say.
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    (Original post by Jimbo23)
    They did say at the end of every audition not to tell people what happened!
    Perhaps best to not do so, then. :beard:
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    Perhaps best to not do so, then. :beard:
    Meaning specific details of the auditions as a previous poster did, not general comments!
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    (Original post by w11lina)
    Good to know you can try for both. What level are you on pointe? I was also thinking of volunteering for this but not confident my pointe work is up to scratch!
    Good luck with your pointe audition.
    I can echappe and bourre accross the room and thats about it! if were asked to pirouette on pointe im screwed. I think its going to be quite embarrassing against everyone else
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    Recall audition.

    These I think will vary according to the "role" you are assigned. I was in an acting group. My dancing skills were clearly not recognised (quite rightly) from the first audition!

    Our group was a 50/50 split between men and women of all ages. We were split into 3 groups and had to perform choreographed movement sequences in sync. These were more complex than in the initial audition and took 3 hours to complete. This tests your fitness and stamina if nothing else. I think they are looking for people who can follow intruction and move in a co-ordinated, enthusiastic manner.

    At the end we were told we would be emailed if we were through in 6-8 weeks and if successful what group we would be in A B C etc and details of times and dates of rehearsals for that group. Only the creatives would know what the group codes meant! At that stage you can decided if you can commit the time necessary to these rehearsal dates.

    An enjoyable experience.
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    (Original post by littlemissk)
    basically it's a lot of dancing. they have a few choreographed movements which they teach to a room full of people, and then you do it in waves while other people watch. sweaty!

    good fun, they explain a lot about the spirit of the olympics and what they're trying to achieve - but not what they're looking for: "just enthusiastic, happy people we'd want to work with"... i suspect that if you have some dancing ability you'll be way ahead - good luck!
    Spirit? All I see is spirit from the big companies and the government to make as much money as possible for the former.

    There is no such thing as spirit in this age, at least not in a money/prestige driven event like this.
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    I'm auditioning through the National Youth Theatre. My audition is in February so I still have a while to wait. I'm nervous yet really excited
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    (Original post by wickedgrin)
    Recall audition.

    These I think will vary according to the "role" you are assigned. I was in an acting group. My dancing skills were clearly not recognised (quite rightly) from the first audition!

    Our group was a 50/50 split between men and women of all ages. We were split into 3 groups and had to perform choreographed movement sequences in sync. These were more complex than in the initial audition and took 3 hours to complete. This tests your fitness and stamina if nothing else. I think they are looking for people who can follow intruction and move in a co-ordinated, enthusiastic manner.

    At the end we were told we would be emailed if we were through in 6-8 weeks and if successful what group we would be in A B C etc and details of times and dates of rehearsals for that group. Only the creatives would know what the group codes meant! At that stage you can decided if you can commit the time necessary to these rehearsal dates.

    An enjoyable experience.
    Oh **** so there is still a chance to kick you out the 2nd time round... ahh, i signed up for drumming, im not a very good drummer. I honestly thought i was even going to get through the 1st audition
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    Hey all

    For anyone who might be waiting to hear back from their audition and who signed up for a special skill, I emailed them and it seems they are delayed in getting back to people with special skills... I hope this helps anyone else who is waiting!
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