Diane Moore: This photo is in black and white. She is a white woman with dark, long wavy hair, she has brown eyes and is smiling into the camera.

The Diane Moore Creation Award

Photo Credit: Jessica Lowe

Diane Moore

This award honours Live Art Dance’s founder, Diane Moore. In 2007, LAD’s board of directors and staff created the Diane Moore Creation Award. This award is in memory of Moore’s contributions to the local dance ecology. Diane was deeply passionate about stimulating and promoting new dance creations and was inspiring in her tremendous support for Atlantic Canadian artists.

With the generous support of Neal Livingston and Dance Nova Scotia, Live Art Dance has been able to continue to offer and grow this award, stimulating and supporting the creation of contemporary dance in the Atlantic Region!

About Diane Moore

Diane Moore was a key member of the Canadian dance community for over 25 years. She was admired throughout the country for her work as a presenter, curator, choreographer and dancer. Diane was the founder and artistic director of the Eye Level Gallery New Dance Series and Live Art Productions. Her support and belief in individual artists, and her encouragement to emerging artists and companies was second to none. Diane was a founding board member of the Candance Network, a pan Canadian organization of specialized dance presenters. In 1976 Diane became a founding member of the Halifax Dance Co-op Company, Nova Scotia’s second Modern Dance company. In 2002 Diane was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Merit Award.

Through teaching, mentoring, managing, producing and presenting, Diane ensured the continued growth of the dance community locally, nationally and internationally. Diane was instrumental in the introduction of somatics, a body-mind approach to movement, within dance technique training, choreographic research, and injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Past Diane Moore Recipients