We are so excited to be able to announce our upcoming season filled with wonderful performances! We will be announcing our upcoming season with the launch of our brand new website within the next month so keep your eyes peeled for some changes!
Live Art Dance is pleased to announce that Newfoundland and Labrador choreographer Candice Pike is the winner of the 2021 Diane Moore Creation Award (DMCA). This annual award honours Live Art Dance’s founder Diane Moore and is inspired by her passion for dance creation and her support of Atlantic Canadian Artists. The DMCA was initiated to stimulate and sustain the creation of contemporary dance in the Atlantic Region. Administered by Live Art Dance, the award is adjudicated by an independent arm’s length jury of three individuals who have an extensive knowledge of dance in the Atlantic Region.
The amount of this year’s award has increased from $2,000 to $5,000. The DMCA is the largest non-governmental award for dance creation in Atlantic Canada. These funds have been raised through dedicated fundraising on the part of Live Art Dance, a sizeable donation by film maker and environmental activist, Neil Livingston and a partnership with Dance Nova Scotia. The 2021 award will go to support the creation of Ruralesque, which Candice Pike describes as “...a dance work at the intersection of contemporary dance, burlesque, and embodied experiences of Newfoundland culture.”
“It's an honour to receive this award from Live Art Dance in the legacy of Diane Moore. Like Diane, I feel strongly about the relevance and importance of Dance being made in Atlantic Canada. I feel a sense of responsibility to live and work here and to make space and opportunities for others to do the same. This award will allow me to continue to do this work with an amazing team of Newfoundland and Labrador artists including Josh Murphy, Hilary Knee, and Lois Brown.”
“Live Art Dance is proud to offer this annual award in memory of our founder, Diane Moore,” said Artistic Director Randy Glynn. “And we are thrilled that we have been able to more than double the value of the award in these truly vexing times. Each year the quantity and calibre of the applications we receive indicate what a vibrant, creative and growing dance community we have in Atlantic Canada – and we are delighted to be a part of it.”