Kinetic Studio is a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation, development and presentation of contemporary dance. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 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.
Kinetic Studio would like to acknowledge that its work takes place in K'jipuktuk, on the ancestral and unceded traditional land of the Mi'kmaq people. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on any of our programs.