Fast+Fresh Dance 2013

DSC_5196 copyAbuzar Abdelrahim, Best Male Dancer 2013, Image Credit: Dominic O’Donnell

Fast+Fresh Dance cultivates talent and performance by choreographers and dancers aged 21 and under.  The festival inspires and educates young performers to strive for their own artistic excellence and encourages active participation in dance at all levels and styles including contemporary dance, ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, krumping and cultural dance.

Works must be 5 minutes or less and winning performances are eligible for awards such as Most Outstanding Choreography, Best Male and Female Dancer, Best Solo, Best Duet and Best Group and People’s Choice Award.  Great industry prizes to be won!

What an awesome experience to judge Fast+Fresh Dance last year. I got to witness so much up and coming young talent. The Fast+Fresh festival is such a great platform, for young emerging dancers and choreographers, especially in Western Sydney. I love the energy and enthusiasm of all the artists and think this is one of FORM’s best programs.” – Marko Panzic, Performance Producer, The Voice 2013

2013 Winners

  • Best Male DancerActive-me by Abuzar Abdelrahim
  • Best Female DancerMake You Feel My Love by Sumire Antonioli
  • Best SoloHourglass by Lacinda Fisk
  • Best DuetThe Past, Group devised by Rose Bay Secondary College, dancers Hannah Danon and Kai Taberner
  • Best GroupA Memory by Kei Ishii, performed by Tiana Lung, Courtney Raftry, Kristina Richmond and Maddie Tratt
  • Most Outstanding ChoreographyA Memory by Kei Ishii
  • Industry PlacementRat Song 2 by Jessica Du
  • Judges Choice AwardMagic Shoes by Joseph Dufty (co-choreographed by Jaryn Smith and Joseph Dufty)

2013 Judges

  • Tuesday night: Kiri Morcombe, Sophia Ndaba & Joshua Lowe
  • Wednesday night: Katina Olsen, Joshua Thomson & Melanie Hitchcock
  • Thursday night: Jason Winters, Matt Cornell & Sarah-Vyne Vassallo
  • Final:  Marko Panzic, Annette McLernon, Caroline Baum & Vicki Van Hout

Judging Criteria

  • Original and innovate choreography (intent and concepts are communicated well, excellent use of compositional tools, effective use of music)
  • Performance (dancer demonstrates a range of dynamics, energy, flow, concentration, clear focus, ability to command space)
  • Technique (dancer executes movements with cooridination, musicality, balance, strength, flexibility)
  • Expressiveness (dancer secures and holds attention of the audience with intent of the piece)

Heat 1, 2 & 3         

  • Location: Lennox Theatre, Riverside
  • Date: Tuesday 12 November 7.30PM, Wednesday 13 November 7.30PM & Thursday 14 November 7.30PM


  • Location: Lennox Theatre, Riverside
  • Date: Saturday 16 November 7.30PM


  • Registration for a piece: $12
  • Heats: Adult: $15 / Concession $12
  • Final: Adult $20 / Concession $15

Ticket booking fees apply

Registration Form