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Call for submissions 2018-19 Kinetic Studio

Kinetic Studio is preparing for our 2018-19 season of the Open Studio Series performances of contemporary dance at our home studio, DANSpace in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We are looking for innovative new work from emerging and established artists working in Nova Scotia, the Maritimes, and across Canada. Limited travel funding is available for out-of-province artists. Programming values: Kinetic Studio is particularly interested in presenting works where questioning and experimentation are alive. We welcome movements of the body, of thought, of social/ political culture, and more. We are looking for a wide spectrum of approaches to contemporary dance performance, including multi-disciplinary works.

For the 2018-19 season, Kinetic Studio will prioritize artists whose processes incorporate critical dialogue that seeks to move their work and ideas forward. This dialogue could be between choreographers and artistic collaborators such as performers, dramaturges, mentors, partnering artists or companies, collaborators from other disciplines, etc. Projected dates for the Open Studio Series performances are: November 3/4, 2018 works-in-progress /completed work January 19/20, 2019 works-in-progress /completed work March 2/3, 2019 works-in-progress/ completed work.


Please read Submission Guidelines carefully before completing Application Form. Questions or concerns? Please contact us at

Kinetic Studio is an organization dedicated to supporting professional contemporary dance and choreography based in Halifax, NS. Under the Artistic Direction of Jacinte Armstrong and the Administrative Direction of Kathleen Doherty, Kinetic Studio offers a variety of presentation and professional development opportunities for artists based in Nova Scotia and from across Canada. Founded in 2003, the organization continuously evolves, responding to the needs of the professional dance community. Our presentations primarily take place at DANSpace-on-Grafton, thanks to our longstanding partnership with Dance Nova Scotia. Please visit our website at