A group of people pose holding colourful pillow-like objects


PLAY is a new interactive work by multifaceted artist Jacinte Armstrong, that springs from the idea that dance is in all of us. Mocean would love to share this unique, family-friendly experience with your community!

Alongside an interdisciplinary cast, Armstrong puts into play a communally created evening of dance, inviting artists and audiences to be in the moment together. Using movement, drawing, music, and colourful large-scale objects, PLAY brings viewers into a whimsical creative world. No previous dance experience is needed to participate - audiences can choose to take an active part in the creative flow, or just sit back and enjoy the show. 

This work includes opportunities for open-level community workshops and rich pre- or post-show talkbacks.

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

Photos by Kevin MacCormack


Mocean Dance would be thrilled to present an evening of contemporary dance with your community! We can't wait to share our work with you.

The current touring 50-minute mixed repertoire show includes Mercurials by Lydia Zimmer, and Utawtiwow Kijinaq - Our Mother's Road by Sarah Prosper and Sara Coffin.  The final evening program can be paired with a curtain warmer community piece created in tandem with Co-Artistic Director, Sara Coffin / Mocean members and your community, or a third selection from our exciting company repertoire. 

The mixed repertory show includes a study guide for an in-theatre school performance, specialized workshop offerings, and rich in-depth pre or post-show chat presentations. 


Recent Tour DestinationsDancing on the Edge, Vancouver - July 2023, Saint John Contemporary Dance Festival / Imperial Theatre - July 2023, Festival of New Dance, St. John's - October 2023, Lawrence O'Brien Art Centre, Happy Valley - Goose Bay February 2024.

Wild Within

Photo Nick Bottomley

Wild Within

Wild Within - 60 min, four dancers, one musician with visceral and innovation projection design.  The company travels with eight Mocean personnel (performers and technicians) and all the necessary projection equipment, adaptable for many spaces. 

Visit the Wild Within repertoire page to see more details about the work. Wild Within includes a study guide for an in-theatre school-show performance, specialized workshop offerings, and rich in-depth pre or post show chat presentations. 


Photo Keshen Public Library

Mocean Dance Week

Specialized Outreach Community-Centred Engagement

Energize your community like never before in an entirely participatory based program - get moving with Mocean!

Mocean Dance Week is a week of movement and creation-based activities. This 5-day event hosts a series of community activities including daily Moving with Mocean classes for the community, afternoon Studio to Stage creation workshopsworkshops for kids, as well as evening dance classes open to the public. The week has been designed to offer something for everyone, learn more about this unique program here

Mocean Dance is thrilled to share the above touring works and exciting outreach projects with our community and the Atlantic Presenters Association. Considering booking Mocean Dance for a unique experience in your community. 

Please contact Co-Artistic Director, Sara Coffin ( for more details regarding our programming options or Tour Producer, Gillian Reid, FeLIX Productions (