Registrations are now open for Sharp Short Dance 2023

Registrations are now open for Sharp Short Dance 2023

Presented by FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres, Sharp Short Dance is a one-of-a-kind Australian youth dance festival unearthing the finest young dancers from Sydney and beyond. Showcasing works by choreographers and dancers 21 years and under, Sharp Short Dance provides a rare opportunity for young and emerging artists to display their talent in all genres and traditions of dance. Sharp Short Dance offers both Live and Film options for entry.

Over four heats, entrants will present their pieces live in a professional theatre setting with the ability to light and stage their work. A panel of leading industry choreographers will invite works to participate in the final, vying for valuable awards and secondments. The regional heat will take place at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on 5 November. Additional heats will take place at Riverside Theatres 14-16 November, with the final heat being 18 November.

Dance films are screened on FORM’s website where audiences are invited to vote for their favourite work. Films selected by the panel and audience are equally eligible for awards and secondments. The film heat will take place online 10 – 14 November.

The judges will be looking for innovative, newly choreographed dance films and performances. Schools may submit up to five works and individuals up to two works of a different style, however with no guarantee that all works will be accepted, pending on registrations numbers.

FORM encourages entries from a diversity of techniques and practices. All dance styles will be considered as long as the choreography is original. Each work submitted must be accompanied by a registration fee ($20 per dance film, $25 per live performance) payable as part of the online registration process on Riverside Theatres website. Submissions not accepted in the festival will be refunded. All submissions once confirmed will be due, regardless of cancellation by the participant afterwards.

Registrations for Sharp Short Dance close 12 October 2023. Click here for all the details and to register now.