Dance in the Garden

Organization Sponsor: Kinetic Studio

Organization Partner: Dance Nova Scotia (DANS)


Program Description

Kinetic Studio presents its annual celebration of gardens, art, and the art of gardening in Dance in the Garden. It's an unforgettable garden tour that offers glimpses of creative gardening together with original dance and music performances inspired by these settings of urban serenity.
In this unique fundraiser for Kinetic Studio – one of the province's premier presenters of
contemporary dance – a stellar cast of dance performers have created works to complement a
garden setting.
The settings for these unique works of art are eight exceptional metro gardens crafted by
gardeners inspired by the art of the flower. Opening up their gardens to visitors will be gardening
artisans. Their gardens are s varied as their creators – all of them lovingly
crafted to create islands of tranquility and inspiration within the metro cityscape. Many of the dancers and choreographer are youth.

Kinetic Studio, a registered non-profit, charitable association, receives assistance from the
Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Canadian Heritage, and the Nova Scotia
Department of Tourism, Culture, and Heritage. It is run by a volunteer board of directors, a series
administrator, and many dedicated volunteers.

Program Approximate Cost: 

15.00 for spectators

Funding Sources: 

Kinetic Studio, Dans

Strategies For Sustainability: 

Community partnership and support by the dance community are key to the success of this project.

Impact Of Program: 

This program has inspired young choreographers to work with teams of dancers in a very unique setting, beautiful urban gardens. Although a fund raiser project provides the opportunity for dancers of all dance forms to take this art form out into the community to people who might not attend a traditional dance show .

Evaluation Tools: 

Feedback from dancers and the spectators about the projects has ensured it has become an annual event.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

The combination of beautiful garden settings and dedicated dancers make this an exceptional unique experience.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

This is a fundraiser and all the dancers are volunteers.

Length and Stage of Project: 

This project began in 2005 and has become an annual event.

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