February 23 & 24, 2017
February 23 & 24 – 8pm
Mocean Dance’s 15th Anniversary celebrations continue in Halifax with Double Bill featuring works by two celebrated choreographers:2016 Masterworks Award-Winner Canvas 5 x 5 and critically acclaimed Sable Island.
Tedd Robinson’s explosive and jubilant Canvas 5 x 5 interweaves a soundscape of traditional maritime music with elegantly crafted contemporary movement, which creates images resonating community and connection.
“Canvas 5 x 5 is explosive and fun, Mocean's dancing is unabashedly passionate, joyful and raw". The Dance Current, Vol. 15, Issue 3 May/June 2012
Serge Bennathan’s Sable Island is a powerful and mesmerizing work that recreates the relentless waves of the ocean crashing on the shores of the mystical island. The isolation and untamed spirit of its wild horses become a metaphor for the dancers, fiercely dedicated to their craft. This visually stunning work features and an original musical score by Montréal composer Bertrand Chénier, who performs live onstage with the dancers.
“Part myth, part mysticism, Sable Island (the performance) tapped into the mystery and fierce spirit of that small strip of land off the coast. Mocean Dance’s production was pure physical poetry, all intention, artful silence and emotional roar.” Shannon Webb-Campbell The Dance Current, May 8, 2015