Dancers bring energy to western Sydney

A local dance company is putting western Sydney on the map as a hub for contemporary dance.

Previously known as Western Sydney Dance Action, Form Dance Projects is dedicated to developing and nurturing young and emerging dancers through company or professional artist collaborations, dance workshops and performances.

Director Annette McLernon said in the past, dancers from western Sydney had to travel to receive training or experience.

"It's becoming harder and harder to study dance," Ms McLernon said.

"Now we are here and we are getting amazing access and opportunities for young and early career dancers to participate in or network through.

"We are the engine that is making things happen for these young dancers."

Every year the organisation brings four well-known dance companies to Riverside Theatres, staging performances as well as workshops by the company dancers.

This month, they are bringing multi-award-winning choreographer Sue Peacock along with dance company, Performing Lines WA, to open their annual Dance Bites season.

The 2014 program will open on Wednesday with the dance production, Reflect, which was choreographed by Peacock.

The production presents people connected by a common experience.

"Reflect creates a mirror, a reflective surface in which one might recognise elements of oneself," Peacock said.

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