Artists and Conversation with Ashley McKenzie, Donna Morrissey, and Dinuk Wijeratne

You’re Invited!

What do a director, author, and composer have in common?

On September 20, 2017, you’re invited to find out as Ashley McKenzie, Donna Morrissey, and Dinuk Wijeratne talk about art at this free, public panel discussion and reception.

The panelists are Creators of the 2017 Finalists for the $25,000 Masterworks Arts Award: The Deception of Livvy Higgs, by writer Donna Morrissey; Polyphonic Lively, by composer Dinuk Wijeratne; and Werewolf, by director Ashley McKenzie and producer Nelson MacDonald.

The Conversation will be facilitated by Susanne Chui.

This will be the 6th annual Artists and Conversation. The event is free, and always will be. Please, RSVP:

6:00 pm | September 20th, 2017
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
1675 Lower Water St.

Please, stay for the reception, with free refreshments and cash bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The 2017 Finalists:

The Deception of Livvy Higgs; Donna Morrissey (Writer)
Polyphonic Lively; Dinuk Wijeratne (Composer)
Werewolf; Ashley McKenzie (Director) and Nelson MacDonald (Producer)

The 2017 Facilitator:

Susanne Chui

A central figure in Halifax’s contemporary dance community, Susanne Chui moves fluidly between dancing, choreographing and improvising. She has collaborated with Jacinte Armstrong, Cory Bowles, Lesandra Dodson, Rachael Franco, Ruth-Ellen Kroll Jackson, Lisa Phinney Langley as well as dancing in Live Art Dance Productions’ Ear I Am with Belgium-based choreographer Barbara Mavro Thalissitis. Susanne also dances for Verve Mwendo Dance Company, Gwen Noah Dance and is a co-founder of SiNS (Sometimes in Nova Scotia) dance.

Susanne is a co-Creator of 2016 Masterworks Winner Canvas 5 x 5, and co-artistic director of its producer, Mocean Dance.

Welcome

Established by the Honourable Myra Freeman in 2005, the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award recognizes excellence in all creative media and highlights works that have a strong connection to Nova Scotia in the context of national and international achievement.

The Masterworks Arts Award is the largest cultural award based in Nova Scotia, with up to $37,000 awarded annually. The Creators of up to five Finalist works receive $3,000, and the Creator(s) of one Winning work receive an additional $22,000, for a total of $25,000.

The Award is managed by the Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards Foundation.

Winners/Lauréats