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.

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Km╔Ętkinu

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

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Touring

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

moving with mocean

Moving With Mocean

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

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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.

A woman dances on a cliff by the ocean.

Mawita'nej aq amalkaltinej

Catalyzing a new opportunity for Indigenous-led artistic development.

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Photo Credit: Kevin MacCormack

Sable Ocean Dance Project

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

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Professional Training

Intermediate to advanced

Ongoing weekly morning training

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PLAY

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

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Shifting Tides 2023

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