Commissioned and premiered by Mocean Dance (2022)

Choreography: Lydia Zimmer
3 dancers | 26 minutes

Halifax-based choreographer Lydia Zimmer's Mercurials explores the psychology of grandiose delusion, made visible in the elongated golden hands of the dancers. The performers change moods unpredictably, moving quickly from soft grace to cutting speed and precision. Drawing inspiration from the element mercury, a toxic metallic liquid, danger lurks behind a mesmerizing beauty.

Fluid Forms, Mocean's 20th Anniversary Mainstage

Kate Houston, Julie Robert, Anastasia Wiebe

Contributing Dancer, Past Performer
Sarah Murphy

Rehearsal Director
Gillian Seaward-Boone

Sound Design
Lydia Zimmer, with musical excerpts from Hildur Guðnadóttir (Bathroom Dance, Defeated Clown), Jóhann Jóhannsson (Miracle, Mystery and Authority, Flight From the City, The Rocket Builder — Io Pan!), Javier Navarrete (A Tale, Long Long Time Ago) and Nicholas Britell (The Middle of the World), Sara Davachi (For Voice), Epic Soundscapes (Soft Rain & Deep Thunder

Lighting Design
Leigh Ann Vardy

Costume Design
Kate Mitchell

Behind the Scenes Video Editing
Lydia Zimmer

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