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Rewriting Distance with Lin Snelling and Guy Cools

posted November 18th, 2021

Rewriting Distance, created by Canadian choreographer Lin Snelling and Belgian dramaturg Guy Cools, enters a new run of performances presented by Mocean Dance, from December 9-12, 2021.

Throughout its many iterations across time and place, Rewriting Distance investigates what it means to revisit a place through cycles of dancing, speaking, reading, writing, and watching, to recreate a live history of the particular locations and communities in which the performance takes place.

Expect the unexpected in this intimate evening of improvised performance, wherein each contributor acts as audience, witness and performer. Collaborators Doug Cameron, Jacinte Armstrong, Susanne Chui, and Sara Coffin join Snelling and Cools as they explore memory and place in a live re-telling of personal and collective histories.


Location: Christ Church Cathedral Parish Hall, 61 Dundas Street, Dartmouth

Show Dates:
Dec. 9 + 10 (Th/Fri) at 7:30 pm
Dec. 11 + 12 (Sat/Sun) at 3:30 pm

For Deaf and hard of hearing community members
 ASL Interpretation Available:
Dec. 10 (Fri) at 7:30 pm
Dec. 11 (Sat) at 3:30 pm

Those that are unable to attend in person can view the performance via livestream on Dec. 10th at 7:30 pm

- further livestream details coming soon -

Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.

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Please note: Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (POV) is required for all attendees in accordance with current provincial guidelines.


Click here for information on the Rewriting Distance Workshop on December 8th!


"Jacinte enters the space,
begins to dance
something so tangible
so the day begins
stories of wind and water,

all of them titling towards
a dance,
a sea still/Sea Still
a way of being in wind
with water
in a room,
this one
1313 Hollis St."

~Lin Snelling, Rewriting Distance, Halifax (2014)