#SAMspotlight on Kinetic Studio


This episode of the #SAMspotlight series features Liliona Quarmyne, the Artistic Director of Kinetic Studio, a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation, development and presentation of contemporary dance. Liliona shares with us how Kinetic strives to adapt to the needs of dance artists – especially during a global pandemic – and how they are working to grow the representation and diversity of artists in Nova Scotia’s contemporary dance sector.

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“More than ever our priority is around building spaces in the dance world for new, more diverse voices.”

Learn more about Kinetic Studio by visiting their website.


This short video was filmed on the east coast of Canada in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. This is a part of Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship,” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with the surrender of lands and resources but recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations. 

Please learn about the treaties across Turtle Island and in your area at https://native-land.ca/  


Music Credit:

Shizuka by AERØHEAD | https://soundcloud.com/aerohead
Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

Snowfall by Scott Buckley | https://soundcloud.com/scottbuckley​
Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com​
Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

After The Rain by Vlad Gluschenko | https://soundcloud.com/vgl9
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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License


Video by SAM Content Creation Intern Adriana Loewen

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