FAST+FRESH DANCE 2010: YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL OPEN FOR ENTRIES!

Published on 17th Aug, 2010

CALLING ALL YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHERS

The youth festival of dance fast+fresh dance has opened for entries in its 2010 season.

Following the success of its knock out 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.

Western Sydney Dance Action (WSDA) invites young choreographers and dancers to participate in Fast+Fresh Dance to be held across two venues- Riverside Theatres Parramatta and Casula Powerhouse this November! The season will present over forty dance works choreographed and performed by emerging young artists.

Fast+Fresh Dance artistic director Olivia Ansell 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 20 November 2010.

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 2009’s season of Fast+Fresh Dance have gone on to perform with companies such as youMove, Sydney’s only youth contemporary dance company, (Aimee Regan – winner of Best New Talent), Dance Compass led by Ausdance (Best New Talent, Aimee Regan and Neale Whittaker with “Difettosa Mente”) and progressed to further tertiary training at Institutions like VCA (Amber McCartney – “Beak”, Most Outstanding Choreography), as well as inspired young professionals to travel overseas in pursuit of further opportunity as a result of industry feedback from the festival (Most Outstanding Female Dancer: Ivey Wawn – “Wildcat”, currently touring London auditioning for projects).

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.

HOW TO ENTER: go to www.wsda.org.au to download a 2010 application form.

Entries close Monday 13 September 2010
Fast+Fresh Dance 2010 season dates:
Heats 15-19 November, Final 20 November

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