Short, Sweet & Dance

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Country and Region AustraliaNew South Wales
Type of Festival Dance
Location of Festival Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Festival Contact Information

Short Sweet & Dance
P. O. Box 462
Newtown, NSW 2042 Australia
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Festival Description

The season will run from the end of March through mid April 2010 and will showcase the work of over forty professional choreographers and feature many established and emerging performing artists. Over three weeks, varying styles of dance and dance theatre will be presented, incorporating everything from contemporary, body weather, physical theatre, ballroom, hip-hop, lyrical, classical, adagio, cultural dance, break dance and tap — there is a work to suit every taste! The dance showcases are bite-sized dramatic treats — each less than 10 minutes.

Choreographic works of all styles and thematic intent are encouraged, however, the work must be innovative, well developed, and of a professional standard. SS+Dance, encourages works by Indigenous artists and works that celebrate our multicultural community.

With Festival Director Olivia Ansell again returning to helm the fest, Short Sweet+Dance is part of the ever expanding Short+Sweet family. The festival provides a much-needed platform for choreographers and dancers to experiment with new ideas and movement - an opportunity that can unearth emerging talent as well as create new audiences for dance.

The 2010 festival introduces an exciting partnership between Short+Sweet and Western Sydney Dance Action (WSDA), who together will co-produce and present Short Sweet+Dance at two prominent Sydney venues - with a finale being held at Riverside Theatre’s 750 seat proscenium arch theatre!

Festival Dates March 30 - April 17, 2010
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Festival Story:

A festival of fresh, new, short dance works! Following the successful model of Short and Sweet—which has become in a few short years the biggest little play festival in the world—Short, Sweet & Dance is an opportunity for established and emerging choreographers & dancers to combine their creative talents and present new 10 minute dance works! Dance creators will unite throughout October at the Newtown Theatre, as they become involved with the newest, most exciting off-shoot of the hugely successful Short & Sweet Festival. S, S & D pays homage to its predecessor—Bodies Dance Festival which will reincarnate as a slick new model, revealing and celebrating the diversity of Australia’s artistic talent within the field of Dance. Executive Producer Mark Cleary, believes Short, Sweet & Dance provides choreographers with a launch pad to expose their work to industry professionals and a growing dance audience.


Practical Info:

2010 Season Details:
  • Week 1 — March 30 – April 1
    • Riverside Theatres, located at the Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
      Tuesday-Thursday 8:00pm
      Tickets — $28/$25 Book on-line at or Phone: +61 8839 3399
  • Week 2 — April 7-10
    • Parade Theatres Kensington (NIDA)
      Wednesday-Saturday :008pm plus 4:00pm Saturday matinee
      Tickets — $ 28 / $25 concessions
      Book on-line at or call +61 1300 795 012
  • Week 3 — April 13-17
    • Parade Theatres Kensington (NIDA)
      Tuesday-Saturday 8:00pm plus 4:00pm Saturday matinee
      Tickets — $28 / $25 concessions
      Book on-line at or call +61 1300 795 012
  • Wildcards
    • Parade Theatres Kensington (NIDA)
      Saturday, April 10 at 2:00pm
      Tickets — $ 25/ $22 consessions
      Book on-line at or call +611300 795 012


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