Short + Sweet Dance Gala 2019

TAPAC - The Auckland Performing Arts Centre, Auckland

15/09/2019 - 15/09/2019

Production Details

10 minutes to make a statement, 10 minutes to connect, 10 minutes with Short+Sweet Festival Dance! See some of Auckland’s most exciting new short dance works in this dynamic festival….

In 2019, Short+Sweet Festival Auckland encompasses Theatre and Dance across a two-week season at TAPAC. Dubbed the world’s biggest little festival, Short+Sweet is a performing arts festival that celebrates the 10-minute performance format across theatre, dance, song and cabaret. 

With Festivals across the world, Short+Sweet is all about providing a platform for actors, dancers, singers, writers, film makers, choreographers, musos and directors to collaborate, experiment and create high quality new work in a professional theatre environment reflecting each Festival city.

2019 celebrates the 10th and final year of this fantastic little festival, don’t miss out!

For a full programme of dance acts visit

The Gala presents 10 Finalists which include, from Group 1: 

People’s Choice:
Naritya – Choreographed by Grandiose, the creative company
Judibana – Choreographed by Victoria Medina in collaboration with company (Auckland, NZ)
FOSSE – Choreographed by Oli Mathiesen (Auckland, NZ), Bruce (Bohao) Feng (China), Sharvon Mortimer (Rotorua, NZ)
Judges’ Choice:
Idyllic Tissue – Choreographed by Presley Ziogas (Auckland, NZ)
Hummingbird(s) – Choreographed by Emma Cosgrave and Abi Jones (Auckland, NZ)  

… and from Group 2 

People’s Choice:
The Sixth Wave – Choreographed by Bhuvana Venkat
Scale Of Browness – Choreographed by Elijah Kennar and Leighton Rangi
Overthink Your Thinking – Choreographed by Cameron Carter-Chan (Auckland, NZ)
FOSSE – Choreographed by Oli Mathiesen (Auckland, NZ), Bruce (Bohao) Feng (China), Sharvon Mortimer (Rotorua, NZ)
Judges’ Choice:
Appe-tight – Choreographed by Olivia O’Brien and Jacob Reynolds (Auckland, NZ)
Communal Human – Choreographed by Sofia McIntyre and Rosa Strati (Auckland, NZ)


Pasifika contemporary dance , Multi-discipline , Maori contemporary dance , Indian classical dance , Hiphop , Dance-theatre , Dance , Contemporary dance , Commercial dance ,

2 hours

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