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Margie Gillis: Guest Instructor in Advanced Modern Dance

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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4:40 pm - 6:10 pm
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Margie Gillis

Location: Rubenstein Arts Center 224, 209 Campus Drive, Durham, NC

Margie Gillis will be guest instructor for the Advanced Modern Dance class (Rubenstein Art Center 224) Free and open to the public but please register for the class, Observers welcome.

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 group works.