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Dancers Jacinte Armstrong and Susanne Chui at Tedd Robinson's La B.A.R.N. (September 2012).

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upcoming Spring workshops with Mocean Dance

Emerge Program Professional Training

Morning professional class will be held during the month of April!

April 3-21 from 10:00-11:30am with Sara Coffin - Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri (no class on Wednesdays)

April 11-19 from 10:00-11:30am with visiting guest artist Rob Kitsos 
*Note: not including Good Friday: Tues, Wed, Thurs and Mon, Tues, Wed

Location: Halifax Dance
These classes are open to the public, 10$ to drop-in or Mocean's season pass of professional classes applies.

We are working alongside Kinetic Studio to offer lots of specialized workshops this season. We hope that you can join us!

upcoming: Body + land with UK artist Helen Poynor

Friday July 28, Saturday July 29 & Sunday July 30; 2017
10a.m. to 6p.m. each day

With a Potluck meal on the last evening
Please note that participants will carpool to the sites each day

FEE: $385
$300 Early Bird Payment by May 15, 2017

Kinetic Studio and Mocean Dance in collaboration with Halifax native, Canadian-Czech movement artist Misha Horacek, are proud to offer a three-day intensive workshop in environmental movement led by UK-based artist Helen Poynor.

In July 2017, Helen Poynor will lead a Body & Land Workshop to engage with outdoor sites along the coastline of Halifax. This is a unique opportunity for professional dancers and for people interested in exploring the moving body in relationship to Nature.

Helen Poynor’s Walk of Life is an innovative approach to non-stylized and environmental movement and creative expression. Established on the beautiful Jurassic Coast in East Devon, England in 1991, this practice integrates moving in the studio with moving in response to inspiring natural environments. More info here.

Artist Bio:
Helen Poynor is an internationally recognized movement teacher, director and performer whose approach has evolved out of 30 years of professional practice on four continents. The Walk of Life approach to movement is grounded in an experiential understanding of the structure of the body, an awareness of the relationship between the moving body and the self, and of the responsive inter-relationship between body, earth, self and environment.

Please include your NAME, ADDRESS, CONTACT NUMBER, E-MAIL with a SHORT STATEMENT (250 words max) indicating your reason for interest in this workshop, and how it relates to your current artistic practice / Life interests.

March 15th and ongoing – Please note there are limited places on this course
Please send your application to
TO REGISTER a deposit of $85 will be required to reserve a space

Photograph by Holly Crooks