Push Me Pull Me

Mohamed Hamad

A shot I took of a performance at the Short and Sweet show at Sala Rosa in Montreal. Short and Sweet was a fund raiser featuring 30 short shows of max 3min long. I cant remember which performance this is though.

Short&Sweet is an innovative dance event which gives 25 choreographers carte blanche to create whatever they want as long as it is under 3 minutes! A timekeeper is present for the event and any artist going over the allotted time frame has their music and lights immediately cut off.

The goal of Short&Sweet is to force choreographers to consider exactly what can be accomplished within the time constraint, and to really keep their movement ideas precise! Taking place in a relaxed cabaret/bar setting, Short&Sweet manages to keep the atmosphere light and gives the audience a chance to see dance outside of the traditional theatre venue context.