Register for the first edition of Short+Sweet Bollywood

Short+Sweet Bollywood is calling for registrations. Courtesy The Junction
Short+Sweet Bollywood is calling for registrations. Courtesy The Junction

Do the Zumba to the Hindi song Chitiya Kalaiya, salsa to the melodious tunes of Raabta or go traditional with bhangra to the Indian dance number Nagada. The only rule for those who plan on attending the new dance festival, Short+Sweet Bollywood is that you need to shake a leg to songs from one of the biggest film industries in the world.

The Junction performing arts space in Alserkal Avenue will host the first Short+Sweet Bollywood Festival in Dubai. It is based on the 10-minute format followed by the Short+Sweet Theatre Festival.

The Short+Sweet brand of performing arts competitions, which were first started in Australia, launched in Dubai in 2013 and then Abu Dhabi earlier this year. More recently, the Short+Sweet Voices for vocal performers and Short+Sweet Dance for dancers and choreographers was also set up in Dubai. Now, Bollywood songs will be on display in the new edition to be held in October.

Performers must choreograph a four to 10-minute routine to a Bollywood song. Registration is open until September 15 on the Short+Sweet website. Shortlisted groups and solo dancers will get to perform on stage on October 14 and 15.

To register, visit www.shortandsweet.org/form/register-your-group​. For more details, visit The Junction

aahmed@thenational.ae

Published: September 6, 2016 04:00 AM

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