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Mark your calendars—The 2021/2022 Spring Open Studio Series wraps up with an exciting, 

exploratory evening featuring local and out-of-town artists! Join us on April 22 & 23 at our home venue, DANSpace. Please note that we continue to ask our audiences to mask to attend our shows. This Open Studio features works by Rufi Oswaldo (Mohkínstsis/Calgary), Emily Spearing (Tkaronto/Toronto), Jacinte Armstrong + James Forren (Kjipuktuk/Halifax), Karen Fennell (Tiohti:áke/Montreal) & Explorations Artists Vanessa Furlong + April Hubbard (Kjipuktuk/Halifax). Head over to the link in bio for tickets!

Friday, April 22 & Saturday, April 23, 2022*—8PM @DANSpace

*ASL Interpretation & Livestream on Saturday

Tickets—$15 / $10

Kinetic Studio is grateful to be working in Kjipuktuk and throughout Mi'kma'ki, on the ancestral and unceded traditional land of the Mi'kmaw people.   

Kelly Hofer. Dancer: Rufi Oswaldo

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One of our visiting Open Studio Series artists, @rufioswaldo, will be leading some professional morning classes and community workshops next week (info coming soon)!

April 20-22—10-11:30AM at Halifax Dance (Studio 2)
Professional Morning Classes—Description:

The Sensual Liminality workshop series approaches dance technique not as a “disciplining of the body” but rather, as an integrating dialogue between multiple ways of experiencing the body. Rufi Oswaldo expertly guides participants through an exploration inspired by a wide range of movement ideas and traditions including Laban Movement Analysis, a neurological understanding of coordination/connectivity, Afro-Cuban dance traditions, yoga and meditation, and modern/post-modern disciplines. The net effect helps dancers to connect to breath, utilizing release as a catalyst for dynamic and efficient movement, while attending to the primacy of the sensory experience in flux. And if this sounds heady…don’t worry, the priorities are fun, joy, and pleasure!

—$10 suggested donation
—$20 for all 3 classes



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.



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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