Where Dance and Music Meet - Livestream

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Where Dance and Music Meet - Livestream

A cast of 19 dancers and musicians unite in a spellbinding performance, igniting the spaces where dance and music meet.

By Mocean Dance

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Starts on Sat, Apr 1, 2023 4:00 PM PDT



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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Livestream: April 1, 8pm | Tickets: Pay What You Can

Mocean Dance and 1313 Music Association present Where Dance and Music Meet, a full-length evening of new music and dance directed by Susanne Chui, Mocean's Co-Artistic Director and faculty member of the Creative Music Workshop (CMW). Blurring the boundaries between dance and music, dancer and musician, a cast of 19 artists explore the limitless potential of spontaneous composition.

Originally planned as a collaboration between Chui and the late Jerry Granelli, a world renowned musician, artist, and educator, the work continues in honour of his legacy of interdisciplinary practice and improvisation. Six fellow CMW faculty members join Chui as co-creators: J. Anthony Granelli, Ross Burns, Doug Cameron, Nick Dourado, Andrew MacKelvie and Nicholas MacLean. Along with this powerhouse creative core, the show features 12 additional dancers and musicians, the next generation of artists continuing the evolution of this interdisciplinary practice.

In collaboration with her co-creators, Chui has created a series of “forms” for dance and music pieces. These frameworks for improvisation provide a starting point for the performers to improvise, interact, and develop each piece together in the moment. Movement is considered as visual music and music becomes sonic visuals in the performance, as the artists freely switch between dancing and playing music.

Where Dance and Music Meet is the creative blossoming of this dedicated group of improvising artists, united by a shared creative vision: to ignite the spaces where dance and music meet.

Live performances dates + times:

March 31, 8 pm

April 1, 3:30 pm + 8 pm

Click here for tickets to the in-person performances

Photo by Kevin MacCormack featuring Kelvin Mansaray and Solène Bernier

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Mocean Dance

A leading contemporary dance company from the Atlantic region, Mocean Dance provides fertile ground for artistic endeavours and potential in the field of dance. We share perspectives from our region and create opportunities to engage the local arts ecology and connect to the national performing arts community. Through our work, we aim to support Halifax as a hotspot for creation, research, experimentation, collaboration, and performance, as well as nurturing community vitality through education and outreach programs that celebrate dance as a vehicle for transformation.