Curious about the Dance Scene in Halifax? Check out Kinetic Studio!

The Dance Seen

Kinetic Studio offers really exciting programming that often connects local dancers with dancers from all over Canada. You won’t see anything like the type of work they support because often it is experimental and many of them are works in progress. This means you may see a one off piece that will be further developed over time or that is being developed from a past piece. The work is so transient it’s like a surprise bag of choreography.

Check out the workshops going on this weekend by some of the performers!!

Jacinte Armstrong artistic director, and Kathleen Doherty Administrative Director are both working dance professionals in the city. Their eye for unique presentation and their network of exciting new artists create exceptionally unique programming. This is the underground of dance in Halifax and Canada, where exciting new ideas and works are developing in front of an insatiable audience.

Each presentation weekend hosts new artists with diverse approaches. This is what they are offering this weekend:

Lilliona Quarmyne-Halifax


WOMAN, WALKING highlighting the intersections of race and gender in Nova Scotia.

Mardon+Mitsuhashi -Vancouver

Photo By: Sepehr Samimi

Tender Engine peels back the layers of how algorithms choreograph lives in ways seen and unseen.

Kira Daube – Halifax

Photo by Katie McKay

Interdisciplinary artist Kira Daube brings a constellation of poetry, live music, super8 and 16mm film entitled NOR MIRROR.

Sara Coffin & Julia Carr- Halifax & Vancouver

Sara Coffin Photo by: Michele Doucette

Memory of the Future invites the audience to witness “dance decision making in the moment, reflexes in action, sound and movement chasing the unknown together.”

Open Studio Series Kinetic Studio
8pm/ Saturday & Sunday 20 January/ 2018
DANSpace – 1531 Grafton St., Halifax
Tickets at the door or online-
$10 adults / $8 students, seniors, CADA & Kinetic Studio members


As as a bonus to this weekend’s show, there will be an endurance performance presented on Monday January 22nd at 1313 Hollis St.

Paige Cully, Lucy M. May, Noémie Avidar, and Patrick Conan-Montreal

Paige Culley & Lucy M. May. Photo by Zuzu Knew.

“Meditative and cyclic, lo-tech and detailed, Vivarium is a slow-unfolding of sound, movement and gardening — a cohabitation of lives persisting in overlooked environments.

7-8:30pm/ Monday 22 January/ 2018 (drop in/ drop out anytime)
1313 Hollis St., Halifax
Tickets at the door or online- $10 adults / $8 students, seniors, CADA & Kinetic Studio members