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DATE: Friday 19th June 2020
TIME: Doors open 6.00pm for a 7.00pm start
VENUE: Red Rattler Theatre, Marrickville
TICKETS: $35 Plus Booking Fee
SEATING: Mix of sitting and standing, first in, best dressed
VORTEX - A pole dance competition with an emphasis on low to the ground pole dance choreography.
VORTEX - Amateur & Semi- Pro
This is a fun, social comp and is not graded. For more info on levels:
Time Limits: 2 minutes minimum, Max 3min 30sec (this applies for video entry and show)
This is a choreography and dance based competition open to any level that is consisting of dance work around the base of the pole. The performer must work under the height of the pole that is consistent with the length of their outstretched arm above their head. Floor work and use of stage is highly recommended.
Pole tricks are accepted however the aim is to create interesting shapes, choreography, movement and style around the pole without an emphasis on inverting and an emphasis on DANCE and CHOREOGRAPHY or SHOWMANSHIP. Pole tricks should be clever and as a result of interesting choreography rather than to show strength/ flexibility.
For an example, Check out Natty Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKPAe2Lq2bM
Any style is encouraged. Showmanship and aesthetics are highly regarded though a theme or story is not required.
Clever choreography, composition, musicality and artistry will be well regarded.
Open to any level.
Poles to be confirmed with Red Rattler
Pole Dance Work – /10
Including technique in pole use, transitions, trick suitability (smart use of entries and exits, staying away from pole combos i.e. 'climb, invert, leg hang') , difficulty level keeping in line with lower 3rd pole movements, variations in dynamic control, aesthetics and movement quality, creativity.
Body Movement- /10
Including technique, flexibility and lines, quality of movement, musicality, artistry, choreographic balance, kinaesthetic awareness and body control including movements off the pole. Use of space, time and dynamics throughout.
Presentation (including composition of routine i.e. how it is laid out) - /10
Including costuming, showmanship, lines and aesthetics, x factor, light and shade to create a well balanced routine, entertainment factor.
Total – /30