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.

House call

J Paul Getto visits Halifax from Boston to resuscitate the dance floor.
J Paul Getto w/Lebaron James, The SHH Friday, May 18, 10pm The Marquee Ballroom, 2037 Gottingen Street $12.50tickethalifax.com

The Woods’ multi-disciplinary tribute to Anna Leonowens

The dance troupe represents just one artistic practice participating in this weekend’s I AM ANNA.
The Woods present: I AM ANNA May 11-12, 7:30 & 9pm; May 13, 7:30pm Anna Leonowens Gallery 1891 Granville Street $20, tickethalifax.com

Mocean Dance’s new Versions

Mocean joins Toronto choreographer Heidi Strauss to explore relationships and movement with These Versions of Us.
These Versions of Us April 26-28, 8pm Sir James Dunn Theatre,  6101 University Avenue $20-$30

Review: House Mix

Toronto Dance Theatre celebrates its fiftieth year.
For its fiftieth anniversary, Toronto Dance Theatre is touring eleven Canadian cities with House Mix, a selection of five short works from choreographer Christopher House, the company’s Artistic Director since 1994. It is an eclectic sampling of House’s work, spanning his decades-long career.

Review: Backbone

Award-winning Red Sky Dance explores Indigenous cartography.
Before Red Sky’s performance of Backbone, the company’s Artistic Director Sandra Laronde took to the stage to describe the vision of the show. She pointed out the difference between Western cartography and Indigenous mapping; where the Western approach is to segment and divide through borders, an Indigenous worldview promotes a more holistic and fluid approach.

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.

In Print This Week

Vol 25, No 52
May 24, 2018

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