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Our next Open Studio - an evening bringing together dynamic and innovative work from contemporary dance artists! The Open Studio Series shares excerpts of in-progress and completed works by leading and emerging choreographers, as the artists learn more about their practices through performance.

The April Series features works by:
- Kate MacDonald
- Carolin Mateus
- Connection Dance Works
- Jacinte Armstrong, James Forren & Gillian Seaward-Boone
- Eleanor van Veen & Luke Gruntz

Friday April 21 + Saturday April 22* at 8:00 p.m.

DANSpace, 3rd Floor, 1800 Argyle Street

*ASL Interpretation & Livestream

Tickets are on sale now!

This event takes place in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral home and unceded traditional land of the Mi'kmaq people. We are grateful to be on this land, and have deep respect for those who have been its caretakers for many generations. We commit to working to live by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship that govern this land.

We also acknowledge the significant contributions that African Nova Scotian and Black communities have played in building this province.

We commit to amplifying, celebrating, and collaborating with the many communities that live and work here in Mi'kma'ki.

Thank you to Arts Nova Scotia, the Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Halifax, Dance Nova Scotia, the Department of Canadian Heritage, Halifax Dance, and to Joan Craig for their support of the Open Studio Series.

Dancer: Kate MacDonald
Photo: Kordeena Clayton

Design: Hinch Design

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The Open Studio Series

Kinetic Studio offers professional choreographers the opportunity to show in-progress or finished works through our Open Studio Series. Through this series, Kinetic presents curated performances of work three times a season, showcasing the pieces of approximately 15 choreographers in total. The majority of the participating artists are local, but we also include some out-of-town artists each season. Successful artists receive an honorarium, access to rehearsal space, and documentation of their work.


Through the support of the Craig Foundation, Kinetic Studio provides extra support to an artist to explore new or developing dimensions of their choreographic process. Each year the program is custom-tailored to the needs of the Explorations artist, with support generally including access to rehearsal space, a stipend, documentation, and the opportunity to show work multiple times over the season.

Artistic Residencies

Kinetic Studio offers artistic residencies to dance artists and those wishing to explore dance and movement in their artistic practices. These residencies are offered to artists whose work falls within Kinetic Studio’s mandate, and most often take the form of access to rehearsal space. Other supports can also be considered. 

Taking Steps to Fly

Jointly organized by Dance Nova Scotia and Kinetic Studio, Taking Steps to Fly is an annual showcase that provides young choreographers with the opportunity to present their work. 

Participation is by application, with the showcase taking place in February of each year. Further information can be found here.

Please contact the Artistic Director at for further information on any of our programs.

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Mailing address:
1113 Marginal Rd.
Halifax, NS, B3H 4P7


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