For 3 ½ decades, Live Art has brought the world’s finest dance to the stages of Halifax. The sublime, the absurd, the beautiful, the raw, the powerful – local, national, and international – we deliver it all in fine style.

Season 35 brings together a variety of the best dance from Toronto, Montreal, and Spain, along with World Indigenous dance. 7 companies and 55 of the world’s finest dancers will tell their stories through movement, addressing issues of contemporary society by baring their hearts, souls, and bodies.

We invite you to join us as we celebrate 35 years of presenting the best of today’s dance with you, the audiences of Halifax.

Check out our 2017/18 calendar for a complete list of shows.


In 1982, Diane Moore had a vision to create a beacon around which contemporary dance arts could flourish in Atlantic Canada. Her passion and inspiration lead to the creation of Live Art Dance Productions, the most important organisation dedicated to the presentation and cultivation of contemporary dance east of Montreal. Both a springboard from which tomorrow’s stars launch their careers and a platform for national & international artists, Live Art Dance satisfies a public thirst for passionate movement that speaks to heart and mind.

In 2003 we lost Diane, but not her dream! Sustaining it has involved a renewed commitment of passion, inspiration, and vision – and the investment is paying off. In the past five years, Live Art’s annual programming has almost doubled and we’ve experienced unprecedented audience growth. Our position as one of the most progressive arts organizations in Eastern Canada is firmly established and we continue to fulfill a unique role in enriching Nova Scotia’s rich cultural landscape.

Upcoming Shows