Thursday, January 21, 2016

Molly Johnson, Chloe Hart, and Aliah Schwartz show their dance work at the Open Studio Series, January 30 and 31, 2016

NSTT Award winner Aliah Schwartz, dancer and choreographer -
Aliah Schwartz, dancer, choreographer

It gives me great pleasure to see three NSTT dance scholarship and award winners in the same program, plus Kinetic Studio's Artistic Director Jacinte Armstrong is a former NSTT scholarship recipient herself.

From Kinetic Studio's press release: 
"Kinetic Studio brings a selection of fresh choreographic works to Halifax audiences in their annual Open Studio series. The January edition of Open Studio presents four works by Molly Johnson, Chloe Hart and Aliah Schwartz, Michèle Slattery, and Don Rieder.
With the Open Studio Series, Kinetic Studio reaches out to distinct communities and brings together a strong selection of invigorating, thoughtful, and imaginative work from dance artists and makers.
Artistic Director Jacinte Armstrong speaks to the intent of the event: “I find it exciting that all of the featured artists share ties to the Maritimes. For some this showcase is a homecoming, a chance to share what they’ve gathered on their travels. For others the Open Studio series offers a space for reinvention, expansion, and experimentation. Seasoned dance makers appreciate this chance to break with tradition and push boundaries.”
- Works Featured in Open Studio January 30th and 31st -
Originally hailing from Cape Breton, Toronto-based Molly Johnson (2002/2003 NSTT Pat Richards Award) brings unapologetic solitude to the stage and investigates the lost art of just being in what other people think of me...
Inspired by the rich landscape of Labrador, Michèle Slattery, manifests in movement the undulating temperament of the Churchill River in No Catch.
In Cornstarch and Other Dilemmmas, Aliah Schwartz (2013 Robert G.Jackson Award, 2014 Canada Games for Young Artist of Excellence Award, 2015 Lieutenant Governor's Award) and Chloe Hart (2014 Robert George Jackson Award) return to Halifax from Montreal and explore the spectrum of anger using household kitchen appliances.
Don Rieder brings the third instalment of his trilogy Heartbreak Pajamas. The work Burnt I finds love, hope, and community in a time of hardship.

Date - January 30 & 31st 8pm
Tickets - $10 | Students & Seniors $8
Location - DANSpace, 1531 Grafton St, Hfx
About Kinetic Studio
Kinetic Studio is a Halifax-based non-profit organization dedicated to the development and presentation of contemporary dance choreography and performance. Kinetic supports professional dance by offering workshops and presenting a seasonal program of performances for finished and unfinished works.
Twitter account (@StudioKinetic) -

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