Community Learning Series
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Second Community Learning Series event for the 2022/2023 membership
season will focus on the work and art of five culture workers in
This event is a unique opportunity for attendees to connect with established dance artists in Atlantic Canada. It will provide insight into the unique strengths and needs of the different areas they work, how they have established themselves, what sustainability of dance work looks like, and what offerings they provide to independent dance artists in the community. Through discussion, the aim of this panel is to build an understanding of the current status of dance outside of Ontario, with a focus on how values and community are supported and reflected through five unique perspectives on dance practice and performance.
Attendees will be provided with an information package outlining how to connect with these artists and their work, and additional information on what other resources are available in the area.
While primarily trained in Halifax, he has also trained in classes and intensives in New York, Vancouver, Toronto, Istanbul, and Los Angeles, dancing under the instruction of some of the world’s top choreographers, including Keenan Cooks, Laure Courtellemont, Janelle Ginestra, Brian Friedman, and Yanis Marshall.
As a leader in Halifax’s growing dance community, Abady is committed to providing dance education, community spaces, and mentorship, while constantly striving to spread empowerment, encourage authenticity, and facilitate progress-focused growth in his community.
Kathleen has enjoyed creative and performance opportunities with Votive Dance, Mocean Dance, Kinetic Studio, Rhythmically Speaking Dance (Minneapolis), FoDAR, Connection Dance Works, Alberta Dance Festival, the Me, Myself and Her Residency Project, and The Tyrone Guthrie Centre (Ireland), among others. Kathleen is a dance instructor with Halifax Dance, The Maritime Conservatory, and The Dance Institute. She is Artistic Director of the Young Company of Halifax Dance, and Financial Director for The Dance Institute. Kathleen is proud to be a working artist mom to her 4 year old son, Cillian.
Candice received a MA degree in Dance from York University, is a Registered Somatic Dance Educator, and has a post-graduate certificate in dance education. As a dance educator, she is committed to empowering people to understand their own incredible potential for movement and creativity. Candice also volunteers with a number of different Canadian arts and dance organizations and works as a consultant for not-for-profit organizations.
My body is a conduit, a link to past and to future generations.
It takes me back, it takes me forward, it carries the present.
My body is story.
Based in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), on the powerful, unceded and unsurrendered land of the Mi'kmaq people, Liliona is a dancer, choreographer, actor, singer, community organizer, and activist. Originally from Ghana and the Philippines, she has an eclectic background that has taken her through many performance styles on four different continents. Liliona performs across the country and internationally, creates original works as an independent artist, facilitates community programming, and is the Artistic Director of Kinetic. The scope of Liliona’s artistic work is broad, but is particularly focused on the relationship between art and social justice, on the body’s ability to carry ancestral memory, and on the role the performing arts can play in creating change. Liliona loves to work in collaboration and community, and is mom to two wonderful kids.
Stephanie is a proud graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University touting a BFA Degree (Theatre Performance Dance). Additionally, she is a graduate of the Pre-Professional Program, DECIDEDLY JAZZ DANCEWORKS, and has performed for numerous dance companies on the West and East Coast’s. She has had the privilege to work with numerous well-known North American choreographers, via both company, industrial and commercial dance industry projects. She also works with Neptune Theatre (Halifax), on various shows.
Stephanie is also the co-founder of the professional Halifax contemporary, jazz company - VOTIVE DANCE – and her company thrives on performing across Canada in a variety of touring shows and festivals. During her professional dance career, she performed in numerous original full length choreographic works, some including: (Atlantic Fringe Festival); In Pursuit, East Meets West, Shedding Suffixes, Proven Lands (Nextfest, Atlantic Dance Festival, Soulocentric, Tour); Natural Forces, Perspective (Connection Dance Works); Homeplace (collaboration with Pier 21), HOME (Bus Stop Theatre), Synced Systems (Alderney Landing), “This Mess Of Ours” (David Norsworthy) and “Don’t Wake The Lions” (Catherine Hayward), to name a few.