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Featuring the first ever Directors’ Duel!


Saturday May 25 • 7:30pm • Atlantica Halifax

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Halifax Dance and Live Art Dance are thrilled to be teaming up to bring an exciting new event to the city of Halifax. Twisted Black Tie will blend components from past Halifax Dance Black Tie events with Live Art's Salt Truck Follies. The event will feature the first ever Directors' Duel, pairing 5 local artistic directors with a choreographer to create a fun piece to be judged by a panel of Halifamous influencers. This event is sure to have you laughing and dancing in your seat! Enjoy a complimentary welcome cocktail as you peruse our silent auction and continue the evening with deliciously satisfying hors d’oeuvres. The evening will finish with dancing for all into the night with Halifax's favourite dance band, The Classics.

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Meet our Directors’ Duel contestants!

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Anthony Black

Anthony Black is an actor, playwright, director, and artistic co-director of 2b theatre company. He very occasionally dabbles in dance but just for the money.  As a dance consumer, he likes the weird stuff more than the pretty stuff.

Kate Houston

Kate is the Program Director at Halifax Dance where she specializes in ballet despite her Irish heritage and love of Riverdance. Kate is the tallest graduate in the history of L'École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec. As this is only her third and a half time putting on slippery tap shoes (or as Kate likes to call them, land-skates), she remains nervous about ditching her pointe shoes, but recently got health insurance with an 80% co-pay so whatever happens, happens.  

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Randy Glynn

Randy Glynn has been a dancer, teacher, director and choreographer since the last ice age. Currently he is Artistic Director of Live Art Dance and Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR). He has never won a contest – dance or otherwise – but remains optimistic. In his spare time he grows grapes and makes mediocre wine.

Jacqueline Warwick

Born and raised in Toronto’s Cabbagetown District Jacqueline is the head of the Fountain School for the Performing Arts. She studies popular music of the late twentieth century, with particular interests in vocal performance, gender, and age identity. She is the author of Girl Groups, Girl Culture: Popular Music and Identity in the 1960s (Routledge 2007).


Eric Mathis

Eric Mathis is Symphony Nova Scotia’s Director of Artistic Administration. Having spent his entire career behind a trombone, he doesn’t know any dance moves or even the lyrics to the most well-known songs (although his lullaby repertoire has expanded over the last three years). It has been agreed that Eric’s Size 14 feet will be taken into account when scoring his performance this evening.