SHORT + SWEET DANCE
World Wide Web (WWW)
Group 1 | 5 – 6 September
World Wide Web consists of talented artists and students from UNITEC dance and University of Auckland Dance Studies. World Wide Web looks at 6 degrees of separation and the concept of connecting the world through 6 connecting networks.
We pass people day by day who we have indirect connections with and never realise this as we all walk our own journeys: through streets, through gatherings, through life.
Choreographer Xavier Breed (Auckland, NZ)
Independent Dance Company Breeds Works
Xavier is an emerging choreographer currently studying postgraduate dance at the University of Auckland. Xavier has trained in modern dance in Seoul, South Korea, has been in award winning pieces for Short n Sweet, been a part of various festivals nationally and internationally such as TEMPO dance festival and the Macau International Dance Festival. In 2016, Xavier was awarded People’s Choice Award for his work WOMBMEN and the DANZ Emerging Choreohrapher Mentorship Award at Short n Sweet Dance Festival. He is back again with 2 more works using talented students from UNITEC dance and the University of Auckland Dance Studies department. During the festival, Xavier will depart for Taiwan where he will commence Masters of Choreography and Dance Education training and study at Taipei National University of Arts in Taiwan while doing research and other works.
Natasha Van Etten