It’s back: Walker Cultural Leader series opens doors for arts students and the public

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It’s back: Walker Cultural Leader series opens doors for arts students and the public

Published on September 11 2013


A major series of cultural events, workshops and performances is returning this fall to Brock University, providing new learning experiences for students and, in many cases, to the public at large.

The second Walker Cultural Leader Series will see leading artists, performers and academics convene more than a dozen events in disciplines ranging from filmmaking to classical music to theatre and its critical reception and social roles. The events will take place on campus as well as in the community.

Presented by Brock’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA), the series opens Sept. 20-21 with a masterclass and a public performance by Opus Award-winning performer and professor David Jalbert.

The series will also feature public presentations by:
Patrice Baldwin, a world leader in Drama, Education and the Arts in learning
David Walden, former Secretary-General, Canadian Commission of UNESCO
• acclaimed Canadian artist Althea Thauberger
• Princeton University professor and prominent feminist theatre critic/blogger Jill Dolan
• a masterclass and performance by the celebrated Canadian group, Ensemble Vivant

The series is being funded thanks to the Marilyn I. Walker Fund, an endowment created in 2008, when Dr. Marilyn Walker donated $15 million to Brock’s School of Fine and Performing Arts.