The Sable Ocean Dance Project

Phase 3 of research with the Sable Island Institute

The Sable Dance Project is a collaboration between the Sable Island Institute (SII) and Mocean Dance, that delivers a dance-based project animating plastic debris washed up on Sable Island, and focusses on themes of ocean plastic pollution and environmental education.

Mocean and SII held a one-week creative workshop in January 2021 with eight artists including Zoe Lucas from SII, to work with these themes through movement and investigate animating the plastic debris Zoe collected on the island. Our work continued in May 2023 with a three-week research phase this time prototyping public engagement sessions in the public school system. 

Mocean is excited to continue with another phase of research in May/June 2024!

Project 2023 Collaborators:

Zoe Lucas, Sable Island Institute President and Researcher
Sara Coffin and Susanne Chui, Co-Artistic Directors
Lindsay Dobbin and Brian Riley, Sound Artists
Sarah Prosper, Lisa Phinney Langley, Meredith Kalaman, Dance Artists
Hannah Martin and Anastasia Nevin, Consultants

Past creative workshop participant: Julie Robert, Interim Artistic Producer