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Live Art Dance’s 30something 

Golden years

  • Michael Slobodian

You know that cool feeling when you turn 30 and start to question everything in your life and have, like, a real neat sensation of panic and unease? Live Art Dance has clearly bypassed that shaky year and are instead celebrating their third decade of absolutely slaying at the contemporary dance game in Halifax with grace and aplomb.

Live Art announced their 2012-2012 anniversary season, which includes a Canadian premiere (Compagnie Marie Chouinard’s Henri Michaux: Mouvements, a one-night only event based on the India ink drawings of Belgian artist Michaux) and a world premiere (Lesandra Dodson’s The Trilogy Project, featuring new choreography commissioned by Mocean Dance, a solo by Susanne Chui and original score by Christine Fellows). The new season kicks off September 27 with Le Carré Des LombesDévorer le Ciel, where the Montreal company weaves together six dancers’ orbits to create “a moving constellation that reverberates with passion.”

The new season respects the classics with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Mixed Program, which includes an ode to Leonard Cohen by choreographer Jorden Morris, and looks to the future with Montreal’s RUBBERBANDance’s Gravity of Centre fusion of contemporary, hip hop and classical dance. Capping off the season is 3X3X3, featuring work from three up and coming choreographers from across Canada. See more info at

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