A statuesque figure with signature long, flowing hair, Montreal-based Margie Gillis is a renowned figure in Canadian modern dance, but remains not so well known stateside despite periodic U.S. performances over her 40-year career. Her credentials include choreography and guest artist appearances with MOMIX, Paul Taylor Dance Company, National Ballet of Canada, and the late opera star Jessye Norman’s Sacred Ellington tour. Primarily known as a solo performer, in recent years Gillis attention has focused on instilling her distinctive dance form in the next generation through what has been named the Legacy Project. One product of those efforts is on display in this visit as Gillis and eight dancers perform Evolutions.
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