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Nostos Collectives

is an autonomous group of emerging contemporary dance artists, based in Halifax & Toronto, focused on original and innovative choreography & performance.

Nostos Collectives Dance Association was first originated in Halifax, Nova Scotia in the Spring of 2014 by Jessica Lowe, Sarah Hopkin and Olivia Aubrecht for a scheduled performance at the 2014 Atlantic Fringe Festival. After their initial performance, Lowe and Hopkin would return to Toronto to pursue their dancing careers in the fall of 2014. They decided to continue Nostos Collectives in Toronto with the intention of bringing together local emerging contemporary dance artists to create, collaborate and perform together, developing their professional careers.

Now in both cities of Toronto and Halifax, throughout these few years of self-discovery, we have established our identity as a diverse, inclusive group of young, talented, and hard-working dance artists from various training backgrounds. We are interested in pushing the rigour and theatrics of contemporary dance and performance, as well as creating genuine original works that speak from our personal experiences and desires. What binds us together is our passion for strong, dynamic physicality and the practice, creation, and performance of contemporary dance.

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