The company will be shooting a new series of instructional dance videos in 2010, and is approaching this project in an unorthodox manner: an online casting call. Through the company's newly-designed site, www.whyknotproductions.com, dancers from around the world have an opportunity to send their information and video submissions to the casting team.
"The Oriental Dance community is huge, and there is amazing talent around the world. We want to allow as many people as possible the opportunity to join our team and be a part of this exciting new project. No matter where an instructor may be, if they can get to a computer they can submit their information to the company," said company President Dilara Sultan (as she is known in the Oriental Dance market).
The site was revealed late afternoon on October 15, 2009. However, it will not be activated to accept submissions for the casting call until 12:01 a.m. Monday October 19th Central Standard Time. Submissions will only be accepted until midnight, November 15th Central Standard Time.
"We decided to allow dancers the opportunity to see the site, ask questions, and learn what information is needed to make a submission. This will give people a little more time to understand and prepare for the deadline," Dilara added.
Why Knot Productions is working in association with Asia Minor Productions in Istanbul on this new video series. Last month, Hip Muzik was enlisted as Music Supervisor for the series. Musicians who are interested in having their music considered for the series can go to www.hipmuzik.com for more information.
Maria Natera, Hip Muzik's A & R Manager said, "The Hip Muzik team is proud to be working with Why Knot Productions and Asia Minor Productions on their upcoming project. The quality of the video series will be an asset not only to the world of belly dance, but will be a spotlight for talented musicians in this genre... we are ready to be a part of a new, cutting edge video release."
The video series, which will be shot in both Turkey and the USA, will feature dancers from many countries and will highlight performances as well as teach the art of oriental dance to the viewers. Shooting begins in the first quarter of 2010.
For more information, log on to www.whyknotproductions.com.
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About Why Knot Productions:
We strive to create an environment where belly dancers and belly dancing fans can openly learn and share knowledge. We touch on something deeper and more universal that unites people around the world, despite the distance and geography that separates them.