Announcing our 2021 curator: Liliona Quarmyne

Posted on March 1st, 2021
by Nocturne

The Nocturne: Art at Night festival will return this October and we are delighted to introduce our 2021 Curator in Residence for our 14th annual all-free contemporary art festival: artist Liliona Quarmyne!

Liliona Quarmyne
2021 Nocturne curator Liliona Quarmyne (photo by James Maclean)

With an eclectic background that has taken her through many performance styles on four different continents, Liliona is a dancer, choreographer, actor, singer, community organizer, and activist. She performs across the country and internationally, creates original works as an independent artist, facilitates community programming, and is the Artistic Director of Kinetic Studio. The scope of Liliona’s artistic work is broad, but is particularly focused on the relationship between art and social justice, on the body’s ability to carry ancestral memory, and on the role the performing arts can play in creating change. Liliona loves to work in collaboration and community, is mom to two wonderful kids, and is thoroughly obsessed with karaoke.

My body is a conduit, a link to past and to future generations.
It takes me back, it takes me forward, it carries the present.
My body is story.

In this position, Liliona will work closely with Nocturne organizers and the Halifax Regional Municipality in preparation for our festival which will run from October 12-16. Similar to our 2020 festival, we will work within all public health guidelines to bring you art and wonder in any way we can this fall!

In the coming weeks, we will announce our 2021 theme, curated by Quarmyne, which will provide the guiding lens for the festival, followed by our Call for Projects at the beginning of April. Stay tuned!

We are grateful to and acknowledge the support of Arts Nova Scotia in supporting our Curator in Residence program.