Short+Sweet festival adds Bollywood to its flavour!

Zenia Starr with Ricardo Wesley longersmaller


Zenia Starr with Romin Khan promoting  Short+Sweet Bollywood

Short+Sweet – the festival of tasty short theatre bites has announced a bright ”“ and very colourful –  new star in the Sydney theatre scene:  Bollywood!  
From March 9-22 Short+Sweet launches its latest version of the popular 10 minute theatre franchise:  an exciting new dance festival featuring the Indian dance craze that has been sweeping the world in recent years.
The premiere event will be held in Sydney, at the Fusebox in Marrickville’s Factory Theatre, and showcases the brilliant colour and dance as seen in Bollywood movies.    Short+Sweet Bollywood will stage around 30 newly devised Bollywood performances,  with 10 performances each night, over two week-long programs.  And a special ”˜Fast+Fresh Bollywood’ will also be included on the weekend
to showcase kids’ performances (anyone under 18 years is eligible).
According to Short+Sweet Artistic Director Mark Cleary, this is not the first time  Australia’s world-famous short theatre organisation has stepped into the Indian  performing art scene.

We’ve been presenting Theatre and Dance festivals in India for the last four years withregular programs in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. We’ve also  welcomed many of those shows to Australia. But this is the first time we’ve ‘imported’ an  artform from another country.”



Aishveryaa Nidhi, Festival Director of Short+Sweet Bollywood

Festival director Aishveryaa Nidhi says, “Short+Sweet Bollywood will add tadka or ”˜spice’ to  the Short+Sweet world.  We’re excited by the coming together of Indian and Australian culture. It will be a  privilege to showcase scores of marvelous dancers and have them applauded for  their efforts while bringing a rich culture to the Sydney spotlight.”

She adds, “Its an exciting news for Indian community as a major local festival has not only recognised Indian talent but has added it as a separate event under its umbrella. We are blessed and it will open many more doors for us to show and be part in the mainstream art & culture showcase.”

Registrations for participants are now open!
For more info and expressions of interest, visit
Or contact Festival Director Aishveryaa Nidhi email   or phone:  0488 200 222

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