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Mission & Vision

We envision an innovative and sustainable contemporary dance company that serves audiences and artists around the world, built by Nova Scotia dance artists and their community supporters.

Our mission is the development of a contemporary dance company that creates, performs and tours technically and emotionally rich dance grounded in our region and artists, contributing to the growth of Canadian dance.

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Mocean Dance is mandated to:

  • Create, produce and present contemporary dance
  • Tour work regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Develop and employ dancers, choreographers and other dance professionals with a strong connection to Nova Scotia and our region
  • Undertake community outreach with a particular focus on youth and emerging dance artists
  • Collaborate with dance and other arts professionals and organizations in the creation of new work
  • Engage, educate and develop audiences for dance and multi-disciplinary work
  • Advocate for dance and be an ambassador for dance from our region
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Experimentation
  • Incubation
  • Sustainability
  • Development of our regional perspective
  • Respect and elevation of the artist
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