Bodies in Movement – 2022

IOTA Institute is embarking on a new creative research stream into the interventionist quality of bodies in movement through familiar expressions of dance and performance art.
“Interventionist” refers to the performance methods artists use inside and outside the institution of dance, to disrupt and expose existing expectations around embodied movement.
We consider small acts such as blinking, breathing, or collective bodies in motion through public space as examples of ‘movements’ that can be documented, scored, and presented as new forms of art.
Here, artists use technology to bring the experiential movements to a viewer by creating knowledge exchange around performance strategies, studies on the body that enter the realm of bio art (using biofeedback sensors), interventionist public art, choreography for art video production as a form of dance dissemination, and visual artworks using a health devices to perform analysis of bio-electrical activity in the body.

Home Economics -
5 May, 2022, 8:30pm

On May 5th, 2022, IOTA Institute will present the first project in this series, a dance installation by art collective, Home Ex, at the new John W. Lindsay YMCA (Downtown Halifax).


Alexis Cormier


Alexis Cormier is a dancer, choreographer, director, producer, project manager, and strategic planner.

Sarah Murphy


Sarah Murphy is a dance artist and graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts (2006) and The Juilliard School (2010), and in 2009, won a Princess Grace Award.

Genevieve has been with the company Destins Croisées since 2009 performing more than 300 shows across Canada, the United States, and Europe. In 2014, she was selected to be part of the creation Dance Grammar, by Roy Assaf at the Dance Biennale in Venice, Italy.

Gillian Seaward-Boone pursued professional dance training at l'Ecole de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal (EDCM).

I’thandi Munro

Visual Artist

I’thandi Munro is a mixed Afro-Euro L’nu woman living in K’jipuktuk, Mi'kma'ki, the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. Munro is Professional performance and visual artist.

Louisa Adamson

Art Collaborator

Louisa is a theatre maker & manager, a collaborator in design & production, a builder of systems & spaces, an instructor & consultant based in Kjipuktuk/Halifax.