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Moving in Mi'kma'ki

posted August 31st, 2022

Fall 2022 Workshop & Learning opportunity 

This fall, Mocean is excited to announce a new community workshop series: Moving in Mi’kma’ki. Led by Eskasoni First Nation dance artist Sarah Prosper, these workshops are free or by donation, and are open to people of all ages and skill levels - no previous dance experience required.

    "Moving in Mi’kma’ki invites you, a mover, artist, dancer, and person who wants to learn about the land we live from in Mi’kma’ki. Through these classes the Mi’kmaq language, elder relation teachings, and Indigenous based movement will be an integral component of our welcoming learning space for ALL. Becoming and understanding all of our relations by acknowledging we each have an inherent responsibility to our future history. Piskwa’ ~ Come In."
    - Sarah Prosper


10:00 - 11:30 am, option to stay for discussion from 11:30am - noon

Wednesday, Sept. 14th + **Wednesday, Sept. 28th
Friday, Oct 7th + 14th
Friday, Nov 4th
Friday, Dec 2nd
+ Wednesday, Dec 7th


Halifax Dance, 1505 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS

**Note alternate location for Sept 28 - Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS

**ASL Interpretation provided at Halifax Central Library session

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Click here to register! Drop-ins also welcome, feel free to come to one or all workshops. If you would like to donate you can click here, or e-transfer us at office@moceandance.com

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If you've attended our Moving in MI'kma'ki classes, click here to share your feedback through our online form!



Dancer & Artistic Director of Samqwan, Sarah Prosper is a 22 year old L’nu woman, from Mi’kmaq First Nation community Eskasoni (Wekwistoqnik ~ land of the firtrees). Sarah holds a B.Sc in Therapeutic Recreation and is ADAPT Certified.

An accomplished creator and leader in arts dance and culture, Sarah has performed, collaborated, co-created, co-produced, and consulted in Indigenous inspired multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and intergenerational productions, most recently: Koqm (shalan joudry), Nutuwiek? (NS Choral Federation), Alan Sylliboy & The Thundermakers (Co-presented with Symphony NS), Fluid Forms - Utawtiwow Kijinaq (Mocean Dance & Sara Coffin), Ki’kwa’ju Reimagining Prokofiev’s Peter & the Wolf (FSPA, Christina Murray & Shelly MacDonald) and Lost Soul (George Woodhouse & the Public Service).

Sarah creates and moves through topics of intergenerational healing, history, health, wellness, and truth, through these elements and stories of our history and the land, uplifting contemporary Indigenous artistry with an approach that is guided by Mi’kmaq spirituality. She hopes to incorporate Indigenous creativeness in movement of all forms and help others find their inherent ability to move freely with Ms~t No’kmaq (All My Relations).