Mocean Dance Season

2023-2024

Rainbow prism colours with text: Mocean Dance 2023/2024

2023/2024 Curatorial Statement

Co-Artistic Directors Susanne Chui and Sara Coffin share their vision for Mocean's 2023/2024 season.

A woman dances on a cliff by the ocean.

Mawita'nej aqq amalkaltinej

Catalyzing a new opportunity for Indigenous-led artistic development.

A woman stands in a forest next to a pond.

Dancing Km╔Ętkinu

Research begins for Dancing Km╔Ętkinu, a new creation by Mi'kmaq artists shalan joudry, and Sarah Prosper, joining their practices in poetry/storytelling, and dance.

Three people dance in a bright studio space

Professional Training

Intermediate to advanced

Ongoing weekly morning training

A collage of 3 images of dancers and one of a flower.

Spring Blooms | The Dance of Life

Free performances on Mar 23 + 27, premiering the Communities in Mocean - Older Adults Dance Project, with works by local artists.

A caucasian elderly lady rests her head with her eyes closed on her hands in a sleep gesture against a black background

Photo by Kevin MacCormack

Communities in Mocean

A new program supporting older adults to take part in a community-led artistic process, creating a dance for a public sharing.

An intergenerational group stand in a well light room with arms outstretched reaching in a wide start smiling taking part in a public dance class

Photo Credit: Kevin MacCormack

Moving With Mocean

 Free classes for all ages and levels at the Halifax Central Library, and Keshen Goodman Library.

Two images combined of a duet and a trio of dancers under blue lights.

Touring

On tour with Sarah Prosper and Sara Coffin's Utawtiwow Kijinaq - Our Mother's Road, and Lydia Zimmer's Mercurials.

A group of people pose holding colourful pillow-like objects

PLAY

Jacinte Armstrong's new participatory public art project premieres November 3rd and 4th at the All Nation's Church.

A frothy ocean overlaid with text and film ribbons.

Shifting Tides 2023

Mocean Dance and Atlantic Ballet Atlantique present a new selection of dance films for IMPACTfest 2023.

Hands reach out of a giant pile of translucent blue and white weathered plastic and beach debris.

Photo Credit: Kevin MacCormack

Sable Ocean Dance Project

Research continues in collaboration with the Sable Island Institute, exploring ocean plastic pollution and environmental education