Louise Moyes


Louise Moyes (St. John’s) most often creates docudances: multidisciplinary, sometimes bilingual shows, working with the rhythms of voices and accents as her musical score. Combining her work as dancer, storyteller, filmmaker, and sociologist,
Louise has explored her neighbourhood (Long’s Hill Walk 2018-2021), the collapse of the Newfoundland and Labrador fisheries, similarities between Québécois and Newfoundlanders, walking the dog, and the life of Franco-Acadian NL musician Florence
Leprieur. She loves telling traditional Jack tales. Louise has performed across Canada and in Germany, Italy, Iceland, France, New York, Australia, and Brazil. She served on boards of DanceNL and Neighbourhood DanceWorks. Louise has toured shows and taught in NL schools (through Arts Smarts) since 1999. In 2016, Louise Moyes Docudance celebrated its 25th Anniversary and Louise was awarded Canada Council’s Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Prize for Innovation in Dance. She was short-listed for the ArtsNL BMO Artist of the Year Award in 2017. Winner Manning Heritage Award with writer-actor Paul Rowe 2014. www.docudance.com