I have been writing for most of my adult life. It began with music. I then began to add lyrics to the music. Poetry soon followed and then monologues were included in my One Woman Shows. This grew into writing for a full production in Musical Theatre (book, lyrics and music.)
And now, as my inner life becomes richer and more full, the evolution is moving into prose writing. (Although a musical CD seems to want to find its way into being included in with the book.)
The urge to express the ideas and experiences that have helped me along my own journey toward greater wholeness is the impetus for the writing.
It is amazing to discover what wants to be born at this time in my life. It is a rich and powerful experience to allow for this new unfolding. Quite exciting really. - Ann Mortifee
Known throughout the world for her passionate and honest performances, Ann Mortifee has released ten CDs, written three musicals, and several ballet and film scores.
She has worked as a keynote speaker for conferences on such concerns as the use of creativity in healing, sexual abuse, death and dying, environmental and women’s issues.
She received the Order of Canada and the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for her outstanding contribution to the healing and performing arts in Canada.
Ann was born in Zululand, South Africa. Much of her work deals with the mystery, difficulty and extraordinary opportunity of what it means to be a human being.
Ann has facilitated workshops throughout Canada, Europe and the United States. They are a healing journey that awakens deep creativity, passion and aliveness.
Her work with the voice is known for its unique, innovative and transformative qualities. Using her understanding of the energetic body, or chakra system, and its relationship to the physical body, she assists people in feeling, perhaps for the first time, the power and clarity available when one is energetically aligned within the body. Through breath-work, movement exercises, visualization and song, Ann supports individuals and groups to experience and celebrate, their capacity to live and love, more passionately.