©2019 by Kinetic Studio



Kinetic Studio is a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation, development and presentation of contemporary dance. Based in K'jipuktuk/Halifax, we support professional dance artists by providing workshops, classes, artistic residencies, a seasonal program of finished and unfinished works, and more. We aim to foster a supportive, responsive and flexible environment that allows dance artists at all levels to develop to their full artistic potential.

The work of Kinetic Studio 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 are committed to working to understand and live by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship which govern this land.



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 director@kineticstudio.ca for further information on any of our programs.

February Open Studio Series - Saturday
Sat, Feb 08
Danspace on Grafton
Feb 08, 8:00 PM
Danspace on Grafton, 1531 Grafton St, Halifax, NS B3J 2B9, Canada
February Open Studio Series - Friday
Fri, Feb 07
Danspace on Grafton
Feb 07, 8:00 PM
Danspace on Grafton, 1531 Grafton St, Halifax, NS B3J 2B9, Canada
Special Presentation Series: Residuals (住み・墨)
Thu, Feb 06
Common Good Solutions
Feb 06, 7:00 PM
Common Good Solutions, 5557 Cunard St, Halifax, NS B3K 1C5, Canada
Workshop with Shion Carter (Vancouver)
Thu, Feb 06
Halifax Dance
Feb 06, 10:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Halifax Dance, 1505 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 3K5, Canada
Workshop with Shion Carter (Vancouver)
Wed, Feb 05
Halifax Dance
Feb 05, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Halifax Dance, 1505 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 3K5, Canada


Get in touch with us today to learn more about our performance schedule, events, classes, workshops & residencies.

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




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