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Friday, July 19, 2024

I’thandi Munro wins this year’s Diane Moore Creation Award

The award will go to support Munro's Freeform, exploring the concept of movement within restrictions, drawing from her experience as a racialized person in a post-colonial society.

Halifax dance presenter Live Art Dance has announced dance artist I’thandi Munro as the 2024 Diane Moore Creation Award (DMCA) winner, including a $2,000 cash prize and 50 hours of free studio space.

Munro is an award-winning professional performance and visual artist based in Halifax. She acquired her BFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. According to Live Arts Dance, she “uses the representation of line and lineage as underlying concepts in her fine art, craft, photography, and dance. Continuously merging different mediums into finished pieces, there is always a sense of multiplicity within her work. She leaves space for her pieces to naturally evolve through reaction and discussion.”

Munro will use the prize to develop her new work, Freeform, which explores the concept of movement within restrictions. The work draws from her experience as a racialized person in a post-colonial society. “Through improvisational choreography and wire structures, Munro delves into questions of freedom, confinement, and beauty, aiming to provoke change and inspire acceptance.”

The annual DMCA honours Live Art Dance’s founder, Diane Moore, and her dedication to dance creation and Atlantic Canadian Artists. Administered by Live Art Dance, the award is adjudicated by an independent jury with knowledge of dance in the Atlantic region.

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