For nearly 40 years, Live Art has brought the world’s most innovative dance to the stages of Halifax. The sublime, the absurd, the bizarre, the raw, the powerful – local, national, and international – we deliver it all in fine style.

Season 36 brings together a variety of the best dance from Norway, India, Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, and – of course – Halifax! Six companies and more than 50 of the world’s finest dancers from across the globe 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 36 years of presenting the best of today’s dance with you, the audiences of Halifax.

Check out our 2018/19 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

September 20 - 21, 2018
December 6 - 8, 2018

January 11 - 12, 2019

March 26, 2019

April 26 - 27, 2019