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The Devil's Intervals

Inspired by a collection of dark and foreboding nursery rhymes, The Devil’s Intervals is a series of vignettes depicted by thirteen dancers. The conclusion of these chapters present an overall mysterious and abstract cautionary tale.


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The Devil's Intervals

December 8th & 9th, 8:00 PM

Sir James Dunn Theatre

General Seating – $35.00 Adults; $30.00 Seniors; $15.00 Students / Arts Worker / Under Waged

Run Time: 55 minutes

“One crow sorrow, two crows joy, three crows a letter, four crows a boy, five crows silver, six crows gold, seven crows a secret, never to be told.” (from the Magpie Rhyme) — The Devil’s Intervals, inspired by this and other dark nursery rhymes builds a magical and eery world. Like a haunted house peeled open, the work is brought to life through multiple vignettes danced by thirteen dancers of Nova Scotia’s newest dance company, Zimmerdans.

“A one-woman tour de force, [Lydia Zimmer] commands attention and fills the stage with her presence alone.  She has an exquisite sense of control, stillness and movement balanced perfectly that leaves you amazed.”

 Vanessa Adelmann, Setting the Dancer Within Free


ZIMMERDANS was founded in K’jipuktuk/Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2023 by Lydia Zimmer. The soft debut of the company took place in July 2023, where an excerpt of The Devil’s Intervals was performed at Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal. Lydia is supported by Canada Council for the Arts and Arts NS as the premiere of her piece The Devil’s Intervals is the launch of the company!

Lydia Zimmer

Lydia Zimmer is a graduate of Walnut Hill School for the Arts (’07) and The Boston Conservatory (BFA ‘11). Since returning to her home city of Halifax, Lydia has created several works supported by Canada Council for the Arts and Arts Nova Scotia. These include Bonne Nuit (2016), presented through Live Art Dance; Embankment, commissioned (2017) and remounted (2021) by Votive Dance; Sonderlings (2018), commissioned by Nostos Dance Collectives, and Sonderling (2019) & EXTREMOPHILE (2021), both presented by Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR). Her most recent creations include Mercurials (2022), a new work to mark Mocean Dance’s 20th Season Anniversary, a dance film duet for Little Pear Garden Dance Company (2022), and a work for The Boston Conservatory’s First year students (2023). Lydia is currently a guest choreographer for Atlantic Ballet Theatre (ImpactFest 2023), collaborator for Rebecca Lazier’s Noli Timere (2024), and is excited to have The Devil’s Intervals as a part of Live Art Dance’s 23-24 season!

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