The Mocean creation residency series

The Mocean creation residency series is part of the Nova Scotia Talent Trust’s 75th Anniversary celebrations. Coffin, Skinner and Zimmer - past program alumnae, will be ambassadors of the Talent Trust program, to help inspire young dancers across the province, inform students of the training scholarship program, as well as offer workshops for the local high school and community members to take in a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of Wild Within.


“To escape the busy work life while working at the Marigold Cultural Centre is a gift to ignite the creative flow that allows time and space for infinite possibilities to arise. I am equally elated to partner with Nova Scotia Talent Trust to help make this creative residency series possible, to share Nova-Scotia based contemporary dance in an intimate setting while promoting both Mocean and NSTT. I have had a twenty-year career in the arts thanks to the professional training opportunities the support from Talent Trust opened up for me as a young dancer. To give back to Talent Trust and to share the talents of Nova Scotia dance artists in this way is an honour.”- Sara Coffin


While at Marigold Cultural Centre the community will be invited to a work-in-progress sharing and an artist talk on April 4 to view an intimate behind-the-scenes look into how contemporary dance is made and the process of incorporating multimedia elements to tell a story. On April 5 local high school students and the community are invited for movement workshops, a short performance and talk of the importance of the arts in Atlantic Canada.

Kilah Rolle