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The work of Kinetic 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.

We also recognize the African Nova Scotian communities whose work and presence has been central to the infrastructure of the places in which we work.


Dancer: Rufi Oswaldo
Photo: Kevin MacCormack

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Open Studio Series

Kinetic 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 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 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’s mandate, and most often take the form of access to rehearsal space. Other supports can also be considered. 

Kinetic also offers a variety of classes, workshops, and other programmes that respond to the needs of our community.


Please contact the Co-Artistic Directors at and 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

General Inquiries:
Co-Artistic Directors:
Emma Kerson: | Kay MacDonald:


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