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2017-2018 Season

july 8-16, 2017
Creative Music Workshop (CMW), Halifax NS

july 23-26, 2017
World Dance Alliance 
Mocean Dance attended World Dance Alliance & with dance artists Sara Coffin & Gillian Seaward-Boone performing standing alone facing you (Coffin), St. John's NL

july 28-30, 2017
Body + Land Workshop
Mocean Dance partnered with Kinetic Studio to host Body + Land Workshop with Helen Poynor (UK)

August 17-20, 2017

Dance:made in Canada
Mocean Dance attended D:mic and presented Live From the Flash Pan choreographed by Cory Bowles (Halifax) & performed by Rhonda Baker, Toronto ON

september 6, 13, 20, 27 
Moving with Mocean
Free morning movement classes at the Halifax Central Library 

september 13-17, 2017
Burnwater:Alchemy

Mocean Dance presents Burnwater:Alchemy with Hear Here Productions at Alderney Landing Theatre, Dartmouth NS

october 14. 2017
AIRHORN at Nocturne
Mocean participated in AIRHORN at the Halifax Central Library in collaboration with visual artists Julie Hollenbach & Ruth Marsh, dancer Kara Friesen & NSCAD students 

october 28-29, 2017
Sable Island - Stockbridge Theatre 
Mocean performed Sable Island with dance artists Jacinte Armstrong, Susanne Chui, Sara Coffin, Gillian Seaward-Boone & Elise Vanderborght in Derry, NH                                        

November 11, 2017
Young Company of Halifax performed Letters from the Front (Coffin) & We all have Oceans to Fly (Kroll-Jackson) at Pier 21 as a special Remembrance Day Event supported by the NS 150 Forward Fund 

november 20-December 2, 2017
Creation Phase One (Strauss)
First creation phase with Heidi Strauss (Toronto)               

february 12-March 2. 2018
Creation Phase Two (Strauss)
Second creation phase with Heidi Strauss (Toronto)

february 26, 2018
Goodwill Bot
Mocean + Strauss creation collaborators held a Goodwill Bot in partnership with Good Robot Brewing Co.

March 6-7, 2018
Mocean participated in community talk with Dr. Naomi Jackson on "Contemporary Trends in Creative Practice, Pedagogy and Presenting" hosted by Kinetic Studio

March 26-April 6, 2018
Creation Phase Three (Strauss)   
Third creation phase with Heidi Strauss                                   

March 29, 2018

Visiting choreographer Heidi Strauss held an artist talk + glimpse of new work at the Halifax Central Library                                                               

April 16-25, 2018
Creation Phase Four (Strauss)                                                            Fourth creation phase with Heidi Strauss + Tech Rehearsal

april 26, 2018
Pre-Show chat with Heidi Strauss + Lorraine Albert prior to the premiere of These Versions of Us

april 26-28, 2018
World premiere of These Versions of Us at the Sir James Dunn Theatre (Dalhousie Arts Centre), Halifax NS, choreographed by Heidi Straus with dance artists Susanne Chui, Sara Coffin, Lukas Malkowski, Julie Robert & Naishi Wang

may 14-18, 2018

CLEaR Forum: Mocean's Annnual Choreographic Lab                     Residency based choreographic lab at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts with guest mentor, Lin Snelling

june 17-20, 2018
THRIVE Conference 
Mocean Dance were guest contributors at How we THRIVE in the women leadership stream led by Dorian Baroni & Gabrielle Donnelly 

Photograph by Holly Crooks