J-Music in Motion

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Otakuthon is Quebec's largest festival celebrating Japanese animation (anime), graphic novels (manga), related gaming, and pop culture.

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The first of its kind in Montreal, Otakuthon is a full-fledged, fan-run, bilingual anime convention that features a number of special guests as well as many activities and events spotlighting anime, manga, video games, artwork, and Japanese culture.

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J-Music in Motion

Have you ever wanted to see great singing and great dancing fused together to create one awesome performance? That is what J-Music in Motion is all about. This show/concert focuses on choreography and harmonies that can only be pulled off through teamwork. Want to show that you can sing and dance? Or combine your singing skills with a friend's dancing skills? Whatever the group combination, come show off your talents at J-Music in Motion!

Rules and Regulations

General Information

  • All members of your group must be pre-registered in order to participate.
  • Groups must have a minimum of 2 members and up to a maximum of 8 members.
    • Groups consisting of 2 members must have both members sing and dance.
    • Groups consisting of 3 members must have at least 1 singer and 2 backup dancers.
    • Groups consisting of 4 or more members may have any combination as long as the requirement for the 3 member group is achieved.
  • Solo auditions are not permitted.
  • Groups must sing and dance in their performance number.
  • The performance number should have a theme that is related to Japanese culture (i.e.: anime, manga, J-dramas, video games, etc.)
  • Your group must be available on Friday August 3rd, 2012 for sound check and practice. A dress rehearsal will also be done on this day.
  • You will need to bring an audio CD with your song on it when you perform on stage (one audio track per song per CD).

Returning members of JMM will receive a free Event Host badge.  All new members that are accepted will have their pre-registered badges fully reimbursed after the show.

Audition Information

  • Each group must prepare as many songs (maximum 2) as they would like to perform at the show for the auditions.
  • For the auditions, your group must perform the songs in their entirety.
  • Songs may be either in Japanese or related to Japanese culture (i.e.: related songs in English or French are permitted). English and French covers of existing Japanese songs are also accepted, however, singing in Japanese is preferred.
  • Singers must have their lyrics memorized.
  • No vocal rips are accepted. Only official karaoke or instrumental tracks will be accepted.

Live Audition

Date: Saturday, June 9th, 2012
Time: Registration: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (held in the Lobby)
Auditions: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm*
Room: Main Theatre
Place: "Le Chateau" Centre Chretien Metropolitain
6956 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC, H2S 2S4

  • *This audition will operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please plan your time carefully as the audition will not continue past 4pm.
  • Items to bring to the live audition:
    • A USB key with your audition music on it (we will need the song on an audio CD for the actual show)
    • Water bottle(s) (for singers, use it as a mic!)
    • Your suggestions (if any)
  • Please note that your group will be filmed during the audition.
  • For safety reasons, please do not bring any props or costumes to the live audition.

Video/Online Audition

  • Local groups are highly encouraged to participate at the live audition, but may apply via the online audition if participating at the live audition is not possible.
  • For groups that live outside the Montreal metropolitan area (i.e. in another city), please apply via the online audition.
  • The video must show all the participants performing as a group throughout the entire duration of the video.  No close-ups or cutaways on a specific member are allowed.  The audition judges must be able to see the entire group performing at all times.
  • DO NOT attach the audition video to the actual e-mail. Please provide an online download or YouTube link.
  • The download link (Mediafire, etc) or YouTube link must be e-mailed to us by Saturday June 9th, 2012 before 11:59pm at jmusic@otakuthon.com.
  • Please let us know on your audition forms if you will be auditioning via video submission.
  • No costs or expenses (including food, lodging, transport) related to the show will be reimbursed by Otakuthon. 

Audition Criteria

  • Stage presence
  • Energy and charisma
  • Vocal talent
  • Pronunciation
  • Quality of dance
  • Skill
  • Professionalism

For any questions about J-Music in Motion, please e-mail jmusic@otakuthon.com