Lecture Demonstration: Margie Gillis - Dancing from the Inside Out
One of the iconic solo artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, Canadian dancer and choreographer Margie Gillis will perform four selections and take questions from the audience. Come and experience the deep artistry of this unique creator. "Each dance is a condensed distillation of a concept or state of being or experience. Each dance is created in its own unique manner, following the psychology of the subject to its architectural crystallization. These dances are created to support the soul's visibility. They reflect my soul's desire to touch." - Margie Gillis. Free and open to the public.
Margie Gillis, Canadian choreographer, performer and teacher, is based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. At sixty-five years of age, she has maintained an active career that is followed with interest by audiences of all ages. She is one of a rare handful of mature artists who continues a full and ongoing process of discovery, transition and transformation, by constantly reinvestigating and reinterpreting the power of dance through her immersion in her career as creator, performer and teacher. In 1979, Margie was invited to teach and lecture in China, thus becoming the first artist from the West to introduce modern dance after the Cultural Revolution. Two years later the Margie Gillis Dance Foundation was created with the mission to present and support her work. Her repertoire now includes more than one hundred creations, which she performs as solos, duets and gro