Finding a balance between our wild, eccentric inner selves and the wisdom of experience is often a challenge. Margie Gillis explores that experiential interconnectedness in this piece, accompanied by two female accomplices, pure and wild, in a portrait of a collective, modern humanity.
An incarnation of the four original elements – such as the wind that caresses or fire that transforms – the woman placed onstage by Margie Gillis seeks to attain the meaning of life through a personal and collective exploration.
With Viriditas, Margie Gillis also seeks to transmit hard-earned knowledge – the wisdom of the ancients shared with new generations, like a legacy. That heritage reveals that dance and the arts in general can resolve conflicts by simply connecting people with each other.
Fondation Margie Gillis
February 14 > 16, 2018 - 7 p.m.
February 17, 2018 - 4 p.m.
February 18, 2018 - 2 p.m.
$22 > $35
Creative Residencies Agora de la danse, Banff Centre
[...] Gillis is a wonderful dancer with a robust passion, a compelling sense of life and music, and most important, that heaven-sent ability to carve movement into the memory of its audience
Clive Barnes, The New York Post