Mocean Dance performing contemporary routine on March 11 in Summerside


Published on March 9, 2017

Mocean Dance performing Sable Island.

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Nova Scotia’s Mocean Dance is returning to the Harboutfront Theatre with their contemporary dance presentation, Sable Island.

A physically and emotionally charged work, Sable Island embodies the relentless sway of the fierce ocean encircling the famous isle and the mystery and untamed spirit of the wild horses that live there.

Performed by a quintet of dancers, the work features an original musical score by Montreal composer Bertrand Chénier, transforming the theatre into a windswept island, ocean floor and rocky shoreline.

Mocean Dance will also be offering special outreach activites aimed at engaging young Island dancers.

Up to 18 students from Dance Umbrella and Dance Virtuosa will participate in the workshops and rehearsals with the company, and open the performance with a brief community dance piece.

Mocean Dance, based in Halifax, tours internationally, delivering performances that engage audiences and supports growth of contemporary dance in Canada.

The performance is set for Saturday March 11, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at the box office or at harbourfronttheatre.com.