Sharp Short Dance 2020

FORM DANCE PROJECTS AND RIVERSIDE THEATRES PRESENT
Sharp Short Dance GOES DIGITAL!

Calling out choreographers and dance film makers 21 & under, in 2020, Sharp Short Dance, FORM’s annual youth dance festival goes digital!

Sharp Short Dance unearths the finest young dance artists from Sydney and beyond. The festival provides a rare opportunity for aspiring choreographers and dancers, film makers and music creators to display their talents in a supportive environment. Young performers are inspired to strive for their own artistic excellence and encouraged to actively participate in all genres and traditions of dance from tap to jazz, flamenco to Bollywood, classical to contemporary.

This year applicants will be invited to enter a dance film (using multiple filming and editing techniques to convey a particular concept) or a recorded performance of up to 3 minutes long. Mentorship sessions with film and dance experts will be offered, providing professional advice as to the technicalities involved in making a dance film, recording a performance on video as well as in producing an effective dance work. General Public will have the option to vote for their favourite work over a month of online engagement from the 26th of October. A panel of industry professionals will invite the best works to perform in the live streamed Final.

Winning performances will be eligible for awards including Most Innovative Choreography, Most Outstanding Male and Female Dancers, Audience Choice Award, Outstanding Film Production and Original Musical Score. Finalists are offered a variety of prizes as well as valuable industry secondment opportunities with leading dance companies.

Registrations
Dates and Times

Entries open: Monday 20 July
Entries close: Monday 14 September
Entries confirmation: Friday 18 September
Submission deadline: Monday 19 October

Price $15 per work

Webinar and Q&A (for confirmed entries)
Wednesday 23 September 5-6pm via ZOOM

GUIDELINES

Audiences

On View (FORM Website)
Heat 1
Monday 26 -Thursday 29 October
Heat 2 Monday 2 – Thursday 5 November
Heat 3 Monday 9 – Thursday 12 November
Heat Finalists Monday 16 – Tuesday 17 November
Live Stream Final Saturday 21 November at 7.00pm

Livestream Ticket Price
From $15


For more information call 02 9806 5672 or email sharpshortdance@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au .

Trailer of Sharp Short Dance 2019


TESTIMONIALS

This is where you want to be if you are keen to spot the dancers who are going to be the familiar faces of the future.”
Vicki Van Hout, FORM’s Resident Blogger 2019

The most appealing part was being able to showcase my choreography in front of an audience as well as making new friends with the same passions as me!”
Participant 2019

“Such a great festival with a very warm and inclusive vibe. The participants will remember this occasion for life!”
Judge 2019

“Not only are the performances of the young people awesome, but you always ensure that the production is not just city, state, Australian but a world class production that we can all be proud to be from Western Sydney. You and the performers do this city proud.”
Clr Bill Tyrrell, City of Parramatta 2019

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