Maui Arts & Entertainment

Portrait Challenge Award Reception; Dance Performance at The MACC

March 13, 2015, 12:08 PM HST
* Updated March 13, 12:09 PM
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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.

Photo courtesy Rosy Simas Danse.

Photo courtesy Rosy Simas Danse.

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.


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