Sharp Short Dance 2022

FORM DANCE PROJECTS AND RIVERSIDE THEATRES PRESENT
Sharp Short Dance 2022

Sharp Short Dance is FORM Dance Projects annual youth dance festival featuring short works by choreographers and dancers under the age of 21.

Sharp Short Dance inspires young performers to strive for their own artistic excellence and encourages active youth participation in all genres and traditions of dance and media. This year the festival expands with exciting dance film content and digital media.

Sharp Short Dance is a Western Sydney-based event that celebrates young talent. Entries however will be accepted from across Australia. Regional NSW young artists are encouraged to apply, notably from the Central West region with our partner Cowra Civic Centre hosting a regional heat.


Sharp Short Dance LIVE
Over the season more than fifty dance works will be created and performed by young dancers and choreographers 21 years and under.

Entries can be up to 5 minutes in length. Entrants perform in a heat and a panel of industry professionals invite the best works to perform in the final. Winning performances are eligible for awards such as Most Innovative Choreography, Outstanding Performer Junior and Senior and the Audience Choice Award. Finalists are also eligible for valuable industry secondment opportunities with leading dance companies.


Sharp Short Dance FILM  

Sharp Short Dance festival expands with exciting dance film content and digital media.

The festival features dance films created by young dancers and choreographers 21 years and under. All works are presented on FORM’s website where audiences are invited to participate in voting for their favourite work.

Films can be up to 5 minutes in length. 3 finalist films will be chosen and eligible for the Best Film Award and Audience Choice Award presented at the livestreamed final. Finalists are also eligible for valuable industry secondment opportunities with leading dance companies.

Festival Guidelines

Register Here

Registrations
Dates and Times
Entries open: 18 July
Entries close: 20 October

Price$25 per live work, $20 per film

Audience members
Film Heat
Online Friday 11 – Thursday 17 November, Voting Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 November
Regional Heat at Cowra Civic Centre, Saturday 12 November 7pm
Parramatta Heats
at Riverside Theatres,  Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 November at 7.30pm
Final (Livestreamed) at Riverside Theatres, Saturday 19 November at 7.30pm

Ticket Price
HEATS: Adult: $18 Concession/student $12
FINAL: All Tickets $25

“Sharp Short Dance 2022 is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1”

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