Three dancers take positions on a ferry in a bay.


posted October 12th, 2023

Discover the dance found in everyday things.

November 3, 2023   |   7:00 PM
November 4, 2023   |   2:00 PM   |   4:30 PM*   |   7:00 PM*
All Nations Church, 2535 Robie Street
*ASL interpretation provided

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Mocean Dance presents PLAY, a new commissioned interactive piece by multifaceted artist Jacinte Armstrong. PLAY invites all of us to be in the moment. Using movement, drawings, music, and colorful large-scale objects, Armstrong together with an interdisciplinary cast puts into play a communal and joyful building of a work. No previous dance experience is needed to become part of the performance. Whether you choose to take an active part in the creative flow or just sit back and enjoy the time and space, this whimsical piece will draw you in. Beginning from the idea that dance is in all of us, PLAY explores how objects around us choreograph the movement in our everyday lives.


Attendees are invited to watch and/or participate as they will, and move at their own pace and ability in community with others. This is a family friendly event, but please note the experience is not specifically geared towards children.

Adult: $25
Seniors: $20
Students/Artists/Unwaged: $15
*prices do not include HST and fees

“Play is the mediator of the invisible and visible. ”

- Dora M. Kalff, Jungian therapist


Choreographic Direction: Jacinte Armstrong
Created and Performed by: Camille-Zoé Valcourt-Synott, Gillian Seaward-Boone, Lauren Runions, Jacinte Armstrong

A woman within a circle of text



Special thanks to our Show Sponsor, local realtor and arts champion Rosie Porter, for supporting our PLAY performances!




What you need to know to access our show:


DATES + TIMES: Friday Nov. 3rd at 7pm | Saturday, Nov. 4th at 2pm, 4:30pm* and 7pm* *ASL interpretation provided Runtime: 1 hour.

LOCATION: All Nations Church, 2535 Robie Street

Wheelchair accessible venue is located at the corner of Robie Street and Charles Street. There is one accessible parking spot on the Charles Street side of the church. Other street parking is available in the area on Charles St., Davison St. and John St. The entrance is on Robie Street, with a wheelchair ramp or nine stairs up to the door. When you enter, the performance space will be directly in front of you, with the ticket table to the right, and the accessible all-gender single stall bathroom to the left.


Audience participation: You will be invited to participate in big and small ways at times, for example: draw something, move or place an object, hold up a piece of paper. You don’t have to get involved - join in to your own comfort level, and move at your own pace and ability. Sometimes the artists will perform for you - sit back and enjoy!

Space: You are welcome to sit, stand, and move around during the show. There may be other people moving around, and many bright neon-coloured objects throughout the space. All the objects are soft and lightweight.

Lights: Minimal stage lighting will be used. There are no flashing or overly bright lights.

Sound: Some music and sound will play throughout the show. Near the end, there will be a loud noise like a very strong fan or hair dryer, for about a minute or two. If you require accessible seating, or other special access measures, please contact us in advance: Phone: 902-425-4908 Email: