Short Sweet + Dance Returns!

Short Sweet DanceFollowing it’s inaugural – sellout – season, SHORT SWEET+DANCE returns in February 2009 at the Seymour Centre Downstairs!
The expanded three-week season will showcase short dance pieces (up to 10 minutes in length) by professional choreographers, and feature many established and emerging performing artists.
Submissions for the festival open on the 1st September and close 3rd November 2008.
Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend a showing day in late November where choreographers and dancers will present a short excerpt/explanation of the proposed work. From this audition, a panel of industry professionals will select thirty works for inclusion in to the festival -which runs 23 February to 14 March 2009.
Festival Director, Olivia Ansell, said she was thrilled with the success of Short Sweet+Dance last year -the popularity of the program has ensured the need to expand and move to the larger Seymour Centre venue.
SS+Dance is also a competition. Each night, respected members of the dance community vote for awards such as Most Outstanding Choreography, Best New Talent, and Most Promising Male/Female Dancer. Similarly, there is a People’s Choice Award, which is presented to the choreographer of the work that receives the most audience votes over the whole season.
In 2007, SS+Dance proved popular with a very successful premiere season held at the Newtown Theatre. The two-week program featured works by 30 different choreographers and over 130 performers; every performance sold out-and both weeks received rave reviews.
For our 2009 season, we have relocated to a larger venue, that offers greater stage space, rehearsal studios, male and female dressing rooms, and parking facilities- for a slightly longer season of three weeks.
For regular updates and to download entry forms,
For expressions of interest or more information, contact Olivia Ansell -Festival Director of
Short Sweet+Dance