Liliona A. Quarmyne
Based in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), on the powerful, unceded and unsurrendered ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people, Liliona is a dancer, choreographer, actor, singer, and community facilitator. From Ghana and the Philippines, she has an eclectic background that has taken her through many performance styles on four different continents. Liliona performs across the country and internationally, creates original works as an independent artist, facilitates community programming, and is the Artistic Director of Kinetic. 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, and is mom to two wonderful kids.