CALLING ALL YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHERS

Published on 22nd Jul, 2011

The youth festival of dance Fast+Fresh dance has opened for entries in its 2011 season.MEDIUM_5225-Aimee Regan+Neale Whittaker

Following the success of its knockout 2009 season, Fast+Fresh Dance is returning in November to thrill audiences and showcase short dance works choreographed and performed by Sydney’s finest young talent.

nd dancers to participate in Fast+Fresh Dance to be held at Riverside Theatres Parramatta. The season will present over forty dance works choreographed and performed by emerging young artists.

Fast+Fresh Dance WSDA Festival Manager, Susie Wood said the festival not only provided an opportunity for aspiring choreographers and dancers aged 21 and under to display their talents, but also inspired young performers to strive for their own artistic excellence. It also encouraged active youth participation in all genres of dance.

A recent edition to the Short+Sweet family of festivals, Fast+Fresh Dance presents short, new and innovative dance works, up to five minutes in length, by the dance industry’s upcoming talent. Each performance will go through one of four rounds of heats, which will be judged nightly by a panel of industry professionals. The heat winners will present their works as part of the Gala Final on Saturday 19 November 2011.

In keeping with the Short+Sweet tradition, all participants in Fast+Fresh Dance are eligible for sponsored awards such as Best Male Dancer, Best Female Dancer, Most Outstanding Choreography, Best New Talent and the Audience Choice Award.

Many participants of 2010’s season of Fast+Fresh Dance¬ have gone on to perform with companies such as youMove, Sydney’s only youth contemporary dance company at Sydney Festival 2011, Thinking About Forever (Brandon Atoui – winner of Most Outstanding Choreography 2010 and Natasha Kay Newling, Most Outstanding Female Dancer 2010 ). Natasha is now in her 2nd year with Ev & Bow full time dance training centre and has also joined a new dance company, The Austinmer Dance Theatre, directed by Michelle Forte. The festival has also provided young professionals with performance opportunities such as at Sydney Festival 2011, (Josh Denyer, Most Outstanding Male Dancer 2010) and the inclusion of Cameron Beard’s work, Shut Up and Let Me Go.

WSDA is now seeking submissions from artists to participate in this year’s season. All genres of dance will be considered, as long as the choreography is innovative and original.

This year DVD Submissions are preferred.

HOW TO ENTER: go to www.wsda.org.au to download a 2011 application form.

Entries close Friday 30 September 2011

Fast+Fresh Dance 2011 season dates:

Heats 15-17 November, Final 19 November

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