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Get to know Margie Gillis

Margie Gillis photo by Michael Slobodian

Leading up to the November 2016 edition of Older & Reckless, we will share some surprising Q&A with the O&R artists. This week we bring you Canadian dance legend, Margie Gillis.

Q&A With Margie Gillis

What book is on your bedside table? The Body keeps the score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD.

What is your favourite way to unwind and relax?

Being in nature.

Where do you find inspiration?

In experiential wisdom, humanity. All the experiences of life, nature, the presence of absence, hope.

What is the best thing about being a dancer who is older and reckless?

I am about to discover it. This is my first time jumping in.

Who was your most significant teacher and why?

May O’Donnell, an original Graham dancer because she saw my raw talent and nurtured me in a very challenging environment.

Which artist do you dream of collaborating with and why?

Andy Goldsworthy because he loves nature and the ephemeral quality of life.

Who would you most like to have dinner with and why?

Desmond Tutu, John Louis or the Dalai Lama. I already have the joy of spending time with Joseph Campbell, Leonard Cohen, Jesse Norman and so many other phenomenal human beings who are not famous but who’s hearts and minds are breathtaking.


presented in association with Harbourfront Centre

November 11 at 8:00pm November 12 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West, Toronto

Tickets: $30 / $25 (senior, CADA) $15 Culture Break tickets available for students under 25 with valid ID Call Harbourfront Centre Box Office: 416-973-4000 or available online here Celebrate MOonhORsE Dance Theatre's 20th anniversary with some of Canada's most distinguised veteran dance artists featuring: Margie Gillis (Montreal), Robert Desrosiers with cellist/singer Anne Bourne, dancer/co-founder of COBA (Collective Of Black Artists) BaKari I. Lindsay, choreographer/director Charles Koroneho (New Zealand), and Claudia Moore in a work by Apolonia Velasquez and Ofilio Sinbadinho (Gadfly).

Also featuring JOE - an exciting community project! An excerpt of JOE, the late Jean Pierre Perreault's iconic contemporary dance work, will be performed by a cast of 30 amateurs, with several former JOE performers reviving their roles...Canadian dance history!


"I worked with Charles during the Apocalypsis process where he assisted MAU's Lemi Ponifasio and led our trainings. I really enjoyed the physical challenge! I highly recommend this workshop for those keen to extend their limits and dig into creation." ~ Claudia Moore

October 31 – November 4, 2016 10:00am – 4:00pm The Citadel 304 Parliament Street, Toronto for more information and to register


Support MOonhORsE Dance Theatre’s 20th Anniversary Season - we move you, you move with us!


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