Portrait Challenge Award Reception; Dance Performance at The MACC
By Maui Now Staff
Attendees of the Marian Freeman People’s Choice Award presentation will have the opportunity to congratulate the winner in person at a reception at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery on Sunday, March 15, at 5 p.m.
The winner of the Marian Freeman People’s Choice he $5,000 Award is determined by votes cast by gallery visitors.
In the Castle Theater on Thursday, March 19, The MACC will present “Rosy Simas Danse – We Wait in Darkness” beginning at 7:30 p.m. Choreographer and dancer Rosy Simas, recipient of 2013 Native Arts & Cultures Foundation dance fellowship, used her grandmother’s Seneca culture and its matrilineal society as inspiration for this new art/dance performance, created in collaboration with composer François Richomme.
She takes the audience on a journey that engages past and future, DNA memory and invisible presences, to make a personal statement about loss, family, perseverance and home within an environment of images and sounds from Seneca lands.
It is a contemplative and fierce experience, “to heal the DNA scars of my grandmother, her mother and our ancestors,” said Simas.
Tickets are $12, $32 and $42.
Call The MACC Box Office at (808) 242-SHOW (7469). Box Office windows and phone lines are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.