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SINS Dance performs at the Halifax Common

Friday, July 26, 2012 (Halifax, NS) – A new sport will debut at the Halifax Common this summer. Performed by SINS Dance, SHIRTS + SKIRTS: a tournament of many skills combines dance, improvisation, contact dance and park games. Performances are scheduled to take place daily at 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 31 to Thursday, August 2, 2012.

SINS (Sometimes in Nova Scotia) dance is a collective of contemporary dance artists that frequently traverse Canada, creating rich contemporary dance work through collaborations and cross-Canada partnerships. The collective was co-founded in 2005 by Jacinte Armstrong, Susanne Chui, and Sara Coffin. SHIRTS + SKIRTS was first staged in Vancouver’s Stanley Park as part of the Dancing on the Edge Festival in 2008. Alongside the co-founders, the Halifax premiere will also feature Vancouver-based dance artists Monica Strehlke and Amanda Sheather, Montreal-based Gillian Seaward-Boone and acclaimed Haligonians Ruth-Ellen Kroll Jackson, Rhys Bevan-John and Kathleen Doherty.


The performers in SHIRTS + SKIRTS play out the rules of several afternoon park games combined into one. The choreographed event flows from dance to sport with a different outcome every game. The project, specifically designed for the outdoor setting, will take place at the Halifax Common in sports field 16 adjacent to Trollope Street, and across from the Citadel High School. Open-air, on-site rehearsals take place July 27, 29, 30 and 31.

This project is supported by HRM Open Projects. For more information, visit  For more information about SINS visit



Jamie MacLellan
HRM Culture
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