SHARP SHORT DANCE 2019

The winners of the 12th annual Sharp Short Dance festival, presented by FORM Dance Projects, were announced on Saturday 16th November following an impressive final event held at Riverside Theatres.

Sharp Short Dance aims to encourage youth participation in all genres of dance, and provide a platform for choreographers and dancers to showcase their talent and network with peers and industry experts.

The judging panel included members of the dance industry including Cadi McCarthy (Catapult Dance),  Omer Backley-Astrachan (coordinator of Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year) David Clarkson (Stalker Thetare) and Lee Brummer (IL Dance, Sweden). Awards were presented by Councillor Epping Ward, Bill Tyrrell and the host of the event, dance artist Kay Armstrong.

Over 150 dancers competed in this year’s event. From a total of 50 dance works, 17 were selected to continue to the final.

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Best Young Choreographer: Hannah Potts
Outstanding Female Dancer: Amari Leiva Urzua
Outstanding Male dancer: Kai Taylor
Outstanding Solo Performance: Olivia Hadley
Outstanding Duet Performance: Paul and Frank Barbara
Outstanding Ensemble Performance: Lukah Eveleigh
Audience choice: Brittney Webb
Sydney Dance Company (PPY) secondment: Saskia Ellis
Sydney Dance Company (PPY) secondment: Abigail Gasson
Catapult Dance secondment: Isaac Clark
Catapult Dance secondment: Olivia Hadley
Dance Makers Collective secondment: Mahlia King
Stalker Theatre Company secondment: Reina Takeuchi
Seet Dance Intensive sponsorship: Opal Russell


Heats Tuesday 12-Thursday 14 November at 7.15pm
Final Saturday 16 November at 7.15pm

Presented and produced by FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres

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