A world of dance
By Trevor J. Adams 25 September 2015 Share this story
Live Art Dance productions is back for another season of contemporary dance, showcasing top talents from across the country. “It’s a bit of an unusual season for us,” says artistic director Paul Caskey.
“There’s a lot more of a hip-hop flavour. We’re hoping to increase our presence with the under-35 crowd.”
The season began on September 24 with Music Creates Opportunity from Ottawa’s acclaimed Bboyizm, and continued on October 1 with Toronto’s Fujiwara Dance Inventions. Up next on November 6 and 7 is the unique Rendez-vous: 40 Silver Dart Dr. by Montreal’s 2ieme Porte a Gauche. Happening behind closed doors at the Alt Hotel, the show explores the lives of four fictional couples. “This is the show I’d really recommend for people who are live theatre fans,” says Caskey.
Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid follows that in December, importing hip-hop duo Tentacle Tribe from Montreal. To open this
show, local hip-hop choreographer Alexis Cormier, Artistic Director of The Woods, will collaborate with acclaimed local
rapper Ghettosocks to create a brand new, curtain-opening performance.
The season continues from January 14 to 16 with the show Juxtapose by Cecilia Moisio from Amsterdam. On March 30, things take on a Spanish flair with La Otra Orilla’s flamenco performance Moi & Les Autres.
Capping the season on April 21 to 23 is the world premiere of a duet choreographed by Denise Fujiwara of SiNS (Sometimes in Nova Scotia), dancers Jacinte Armstrong and Elise Vanderborght, a return home for Boston Conservatory graduate, Lydia Zimmer.
This story was originally published in Halifax Magazine.
Trevor has been a magazine editor and journalist in Halifax since 1998. He's won multiple Atlantic Journalism Awards and was shortlisted for the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence in 2014.
Plus: Straight from the source — a different kind of grocery shop Six days after the remnants of hurricane Fiona hit the province, about 78,000 customers are still without Nova Scotia Power serv [...]
Plus: Halifax's first marine disaster, and the plucky boy who came to the rescue — recalling the sinking of HMS Tribune Hundreds of thousands of Nova Scotians are starting another day without el [...]
Plus: One year of Unravel Halifax — an evolving magazine for a changing city Questions are mounting about the reliability of the region's cell-phone service, with many Nova Scotians having diffi [...]
Plus: An Egyptian family came to Halifax for a better life, but found a housing crisis and inaccessible health care In the aftermath of hurricane Fiona, hundreds of thousands of Nova Scotians rema [...]
Plus: Eating well during a blackout — tips and recipes It's raining in much of the province and winds will intensify through the evening, with hurricane Fiona poised to ravage Nova Scotia tonigh [...]
Halifax artist Daniel J. Burt depicts local icons and triggers memories As hurricane Fiona bears down on the province, officials are warning Nova Scotians to brace themselves for one of the worst [...]
Plus: Since making Nova Scotia his home, Steve Vernon has built a career on sharing its lore When a gunman disguised as a Mountie was rampaging across central Nova Scotia in 2020, RCMP communicato [...]