Short+Sweet ”“ Bollywood announces participants



SSB - Bollywood Mayuris group


Bollywood Mayuris getting ready for Short + Sweet Bollywood


Short+Sweet ”“ Bollywood the festival of tasty short theatre bites ”“ announces a bright ”“ and very colourful – new star in the  Sydney theatre scene: Bollywood!

From March 17-22 Short+Sweet launches its latest version of the popular 10 minute theatre form: an exciting new dance festival featuring the Indian dance craze that has been sweeping the world.

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. The festival features both a mainstage season and Fast+Fresh Bollywood – for those under 18 years.

According to S+S 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 with regular 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.”

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.”

SSB - Swastik institute of dance



Swastik School of Dance (Harris Park)

SSB - Monsuun dance



Monsuun Dance (North Sydney)

Pieces range from solos to some featuring up to 20 dancers and feature dance troups from all over Sydney. Participants include the Swastik School of Dance (Harris Park), Meenaxi Dance Group (Glenwood), Road to Bollywood (Bossley Park), Sansrikti (Epping), Bollywood Mayuris (Wahroonga), Shabnam Tavakol (Lidcombe), Nepindo Fusion Dance Co (Wentworthville), Bollywood Spice (North Sydney), Monsuun Dance (North Sydney), Passi and Co (Carlingford), Nupur Dance Group (Baulkham Hills) and solo dancers Bellydance Flame (Regan Antonio of Panania), Amitra Kaur (Penrith), Sanghmitra Kumar (Wentworthville) and junior entrant Michelle Khurana (Northmead). Other young (Fast+Fresh) entrants include the huge Holiya Dance group (Westmead), St George/Sutherland Nepalese Community (Canterbury/Rockdale),  Prabhati Banerjee (Rockdale),CKPA (Northmead), Nartan Inst Perf Arts (Toongabbie)  & the epic Mango Bollywood Juniors (North Sydney) with over a dozen dancers!


SHORT+SWEET BOLLYWOOD   17-22 March 2015 Tue-Sat 7:30pm, Saturday 2.30pm  

(Program 1 Tue, Thu, Sat 7.30pm; Program 2 Wed, Fri 7.30pm and Sat 2.30pm)

Fast+Fresh Bollywood Sun 22 March 1pm

Gala Final Sunday 22 March 5:30pm

Fusebox Theatre, The Factory   105 Victoria Road Marrickville

Tickets $33 / $28 Book  or call   (02) 9550 3666

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