Lightning in a Bottle: Dance is Worth Sharing! | Michèle Moss

Calgary dancer, choreographer, and educator Michèle Moss brings together a diverse cast of bold local performers in Lightning in a Bottle: Dance is Worth Sharing! This entertaining and eclectic performance features short representations of global dance practices including West African, belly dance, stilt work, contemporary, Afro Cuban, jazz, Caribbean, creative, and improvisation. It is a bold and compelling piece, a vibrant expression of the Calgary Arts Community. With an original composition by Calgary musician Lorna McLachlan, accompanied by percussionists Raul Tabera and Robin Tufts, and vocalist Kayla MacKenzie.

Michèle Moss is a dancer, choreographer, researcher and educator. A co-founder of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD), Michèle explores the nature of jazz through performance-creation and arts-based educational research. Currently an Associate Professor with the University of Calgary’s B.A. Dance Program, Michèle is celebrating 20 years of academic service and scholarship.
On a quest for the best vantage point from which to consider dance, Michèle has trained with luminaries of contemporary dance and conducted ethnographic research at field sites including West Africa, Cuba, Italy, Jamaica, Poland, India, Japan and New York City.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at