Mile Zero Dance acknowledges that we gather on Treaty 6 territory, the traditional gathering place of the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakoda Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our community. We who inhabit this place are all treaty people. This land has been home to making art for longer than we have been here, and we are honoured to participate and continue the tradition of making and sharing art.
Mile Zero Dance Society (MZD) is a contemporary dance company that creates and produces original dynamic interdisciplinary works focusing on performance, collaboration, community outreach, and training.
Edmonton. In order to achieve this goal, the company has fostered creative collaborations with individuals and organizations within the city, nationally and internationally. Some of our these include: New Music Edmonton, Rapid Fire Theatre, DC-3, Metro Cinema, Victoria School for the Arts, Fava, Springboard Dance, Studio 303, Cripsie, U of A Drama Department, Viva Italia Edmonton, AlbertaAboriginalArts, McCauley Revitalization.
By being very in-tune with our artistic peers, neighbourhood, and the various stakeholders in our midst, we have discovered that by combining dance and its process with other artistic and cultural forms not only increases and enriches collaborations and knowledge between artists, but it also gives us, over time, and informed and interested audience.
MZD provides mentorship, training, and peer support to a network of artists, as well as to kids in schools, and in agencies within our community.