On May 13, 2019, during Asian Heritage Month, Susan the Sketcher captured the event "Experience Tinikling" at Halifax Central Library.
A group of dancers from the Filipino Association of Nova Scotia presented Tinikling dance to showcase Filipino Heritage. Tinikling is the National Dance of the Philippines.
Attendees had a hands-on experience, learning basic dance steps and taking on the challenge of dancing between the two bamboo poles which are used as dance instruments.
Scroll down to view her sketch story, and learn more about Susan the Sketcher below.
About Susan the Sketcher
It seems Susan MacLeod does her best listening when she’s sketching. That’s why you’ll frequently see her at any one of Halifax Public Libraries' branches, sketchbook in hand, intent on capturing in words and pictures the interesting people speaking or performing in front of her.
A proud Nova Scotian, Susan has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from University of King’s College.
She’s working on a humorous graphic memoir about shepherding her mother through 9 years of life in a struggling long-term care system. “Oh, the hilarious absurdities!” she says, only a tad ruefully.
We are so fortunate to have Susan share her artistic talents and general enthusiasm with the Library as our volunteer.