Dancing to the power of women at Prismatic

Dancing to the power of women at Prismatic

Indigenous collaborators from around the world were moved to bring Re-Quickening to life.
"R e-Quickening is the first moment a woman feels life in her womb," says Santee Smith.

Review: Kinetic's Open Studio Series

Kinetic Studio showcases four works-in-progress.
Kinetic Studio has opened its doors to once again showcase works-in-progress of performers from Halifax, Toronto, and Montreal. Each of the artists is participating in the Kinetic Explorations program, which supports the creation of new choreography.

Review: Compañia Sharon Fridman

Spanish troupe showcases dynamic contact-dance in Halifax.
The two pieces presented by Spanish dance company, Compañia Sharon Fridman, are based in the technique of contact improvisation. The resulting movement is wonderfully fluid and allows pairs or groups of bodies to move and balance in ways that should be impossible.

Six fall dance performances you can't miss

A sampling of fall dance events to fill your dance card.

Backbone slides into town

Red Sky Performance’s Backbone presents a contemporary Indigenous dance performance.

Iron born

A remount of Mocean Dance’s 2016 production Burnwater: Alchemy asks audiences to see things “in a different way.”

Live Art Dance announces its upcoming season

Going strong in its 35th year.
“It’s a very kinetic season,” says Randy Glynn, Live Art Dance’s Artistic Director.

Lazier focus

Choreographer Rebecca Lazier’s There Might Be Others has its Canadian premiere with Mocean Dance.
There Might Be Others Directed and choreographed by Rebecca Lazier, music by Dan Trueman Sunday, June 4 at 7pm Sir James Dunn Theatre, 6101 University Avenue $35 scotiafestival.ns.ca/concerts-tickets What happens when 15 dancers and 12 musicians take the stage together?

Review: Prismes

A sublime experiment.
Live Art Dance has done it again.

Review: BJM Danse

After being snowed out in February, BJM is back from Montreal.
For one night only, special guests Ballet Jazz de Montréal graced the stage of the Rebecca Cohn to present three original works.

Review: Groupthink

Follow the leader.
How much of what we do is an expression of our individuality, and how much is a form of mimicry?

Dance review: Live Art's New Works succeeds in the abstract

This weekend's show features two pieces rooted in science.
Live Art Dance is presenting two new works featuring some of Halifax’s most accomplished dancers: Jacinte Armstrong, Lisa Phinney Langley and Gillian Seaward-Boone.

Step into Burnwater: Alchemy

Mocean Dance’s Burnwater: Alchemy combines music, dance and a welcoming set.
Burnwater: Alchemy Friday, Nov. 18, 7 pm Saturday, Nov. 19, 2 pm and 7 pm Sunday, Nov. 20, 2 pm Tickets: $15 adult, $7 student  Osprey Arts Centre, 107 Water Street, Shelburne

Big in Japan—and Halifax

Dancer David Romero returns to Halifax for the Atlantic Flamenco Festival.
David Romero Friday, November 4, 9pm Saturday, November 5, 1pm $15-$40

15 years of Mocean in motion

The dance company reaches an anniversary about persistence, perseverance and dedication.
"Do we have ice?" asks a worried-looking dancer, as she stumbles out of a studio at Halifax Dance.

Mocean’s early days

Mocean Dance's five founders set up a company built to last
Mocean’s first decade grew the company into what it is today.

FODAR is bringing dance to centre stage

Take a trip to the 3rd Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal.
Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal

Dancing on the new flamenco wave

Montreal’s La Otra Orilla pushes flamenco’s traditional limits.
If you think about flamenco dance, your image of the form is likely quite traditional—the woman with the swirling red dress, the man in black pants stomping his feet, that percussive guitar propelling the classic motions.

What happens at the laboratory for dance experiments

Flamenco meets live hip-hop at Kinetic’s Open Studio Series.
"I went through this creative period where i was also songwriting, it came out of nowhere," says Megan Matheson Hamilton, the flamenco dancer known as La Azulita.

“The audience is going for a ride”

Ordinary Rebels stages three high-energy dance pieces.
Mocean Dance has something special in store for this weekend.

Juxtapose is a performance to smash the patriarchy

Live Art Dance brings interdisciplinary piece to North America. 
From Thursday to Saturday, Live Art Dance presents the North American premiere of a one-hour duet between Finnish-born choreographer Cecilia Moisio and Polish performer Katarzyna Sitarz. Juxtapose is an interdisciplinary feminist dance that’s frilly but fierce, subdued yet savage. Moisio explored these seeming contradictions in a recent conversation (Q&A has been edited and condensed).

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Vol 25, No 25
November 16, 2017

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