DanceArts United director and choreographer, Alfie Scalia, has been selected as the jazz mentor as well as a member of the awards panel for this year’s Short + Sweet Dance festival held in Melbourne at Chapel Off Chapel.
Short + Sweet is the biggest festival of ten minute theatre in the world with the dance component providing a platform for choreographers, dancers and directors to showcase their works, build networks and industry relationships and further the career of independent artists and companies.
Excerpt from Dance Australia article
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This year’s Short+Sweet Dance program in Melbourne offers a new mentoring program. Festival Director, Adam Wheeler elaborates, saying, “One of my priorities as the new Festival Director is to look at how Short+Sweet can nurture and support emerging professional artists in developing and making new dance works, showcase the outstanding work our Melbourne choreographers make and provide pathways for their work to take on a future and be part of the vibrant Melbourne Arts scene. We are so lucky to have Tim Harbour, Kristy Ayre, Etienne Khoo and Alfie Scalia, four acclaimed dance artists across the genres of ballet, contemporary, hip hop and jazz as part of our Short+Sweet Dance Melbourne A-Team.
Short + Sweet Dance is a fantastic and vibrant cultural event, opening 20 November, tickets are available online via the Short + Sweet website (click here).