For our 35th season Mile Zero Dance will focus on ways to curate, build, share and sustain dance and art as the world swirls around us. De-Program is an exploration of what we do as artists and what we need to change. For each new work, class or workshop, we are adapting how we collaborate with each and what we are making art about.

All performances and classes are available online and free or by donation (registration required).


2020/21 Calendar

April 16 and 17

monolith (Dance Crush)

A new work by Tia Ashley Kushniruk.

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May 2021

REELING: Dance on Screen

With the proliferation of dance being shared online, MZD will curate and share some of the most striking short films and local creations on screen featuring the moving body, while we explore notions of what it means to dance in the flat sphere.

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June 12

Fantasy Picnic (MZD Salons)

An indoor/outdoor culmination of the season, with audiences invited to explore all the senses at once.

Past Shows

March 12 and 13

City of Glass (Dance Crush)

A solo exploration of text, movement, sound and objects Julianne Chapple of Future Leisure.

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February 12 and 13

Cruising at 30 Kilometers a Second and Attempting Not To Crash (Dance Crush)

A new work conceived by multidisciplinary artist facilitator, teacher, arts producer and community organizer, Kevin Jesuino.

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December 12

Midwinter Dreams (MZD Salons)

Curated by Creeasian, Edmonton’s prolific dancer and DJ, this event will feature a mix of artists celebrating the cold. Read more.

November 27 &28

The Disaster Show (MZD Main Stage)

The Disaster Show, an interdisciplinary, full production performance devised by MZD Artistic Director Gerry Morita and her dream-team of collaborators, completely developed under the veil of ongoing public health restrictions and practices. Read more.

October 23, 24

The Spine Folds, Far Away (Dance Crush)

The Spine Folds, Far Away, reimagines the body as a multitudinous structure of strange matter and alien organisms: a vessel in constant transformation always on the brink of collapse. Read more.

September 12

Iterate (MZD Salons)

Trent Crosby, MZD’s Technical Director, plays matchmaker between scenographers and dancers to experiment and explore ideas around creativity in the digital space. Read More.


MZD Salons

These curated, themed interdisciplinary events will feature some of Edmonton’s most compelling performing artists rarely seen together, with space allowed for the audience to party at the end of each event.

Dance Crush

This series features evocative movement-based work that is indicative of the wide-ranging contemporary dance scene in Canada, all in a digital format.

Spazio Gallery

Monthly exhibitions curated by local artist Halie Finney. Viewable from the street and online.

March Visual Artist

Gracie Safranovich

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Quarantine Residencies

MZD is using Spazio Performativo to house artists in isolation to work on their various creative projects in a supportive environment. This amazing group of artists will be using our studio time to create their new works: Creeasian, Jen Mesch, Marynia Fekecz, Julianne Chapple, Kevin Jesuino, eryn tempest, and Tia Ashley Kushniruk. Their respective processes will be available online and we encourage discussion and feedback as they rehearse.

Our studio and gallery at Spazio Performativo is located in Edmonton, or Amiskwacîwâskahikan. ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ meaning “beaver hills house”, in Cree. We are honoured to work in Treaty Six territory, which has been safeguarded by the Cree, Nakota, Blackfoot, Dene, Metis, and other Indigenous groups who prospered here before settlers arrived, and continue to make Edmonton a rich and generous place to live and work.

Photography on this page by Mat Simpson