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Where Dance and Music Meet

posted February 23rd, 2023

March 31, 8 pm
April 1, 3:30 pm + 8 pm*
St. Andrew's United Church, 6036 Coburg Rd., Halifax
Livestream + ASL: April 1, 8pm


Mocean Dance and 1313 Music Association present Where Dance and Music Meet, a full-length evening of new music and dance directed by Susanne Chui, Mocean's Co-Artistic Director and faculty member of the Creative Music Workshop (CMW). Blurring the boundaries between dance and music, dancer and musician, a cast of 19 artists explore the limitless potential of spontaneous composition.

Originally planned as a collaboration between Chui and the late Jerry Granelli, a world renowned musician, artist, and educator, the work continues in honour of his legacy of interdisciplinary practice and improvisation. Six fellow CMW faculty members join Chui as co-creators: J. Anthony Granelli, Ross Burns, Doug Cameron, Nick Dourado, Andrew MacKelvie and Nicholas MacLean. Along with this powerhouse creative core, the show features 12 additional dancers and musicians, the next generation of artists continuing the evolution of this interdisciplinary practice.

In collaboration with her co-creators, Chui has created a series of “forms” for dance and music pieces. These frameworks for improvisation provide a starting point for the performers to improvise, interact, and develop each piece together in the moment. Movement is considered as visual music and music becomes sonic visuals in the performance, as the artists freely switch between dancing and playing music.

Where Dance and Music Meet is the creative blossoming of this dedicated group of improvising artists, united by a shared creative vision: to ignite the spaces where dance and music meet.

Ticket availability is limited due to venue seating - so get your tickets early!
Adult: $28  |  Senior: $25  |  Student/Artist: $20  |  Youth/Underwaged: $15  |  Livestream: Pay What You Can
*Eventbrite ticket tiers reflect base prices listed above, plus taxes and fees

Can't make it to the live performances? Click here for tickets to our livestream!


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If you require accessible seating, or other access support, please contact us in advance at communications@moceandance.com


Photo by Kevin MacCormack of Andrew Jackson and Sam Penner