WAM October 8-9 Margie Gillis
A national treasure. A living legend. The first modern dancer to be named a member of the Order of Canada. A Knight of the Ordre National du Quebec. The first western dancer to perform modern dance in China. That’s Margie Gillis.
Margie has performed with the National Ballet of Canada, Ballet British Columbia, the Alberta Ballet Company. She has created work for Cirque du Soleil and over 100 solo pieces performed all over the world.
Everywhere except St. John’s.
That will be corrected this week when Margie Gillis appears at the 21st Annual Festival of New Dance. She will perform Voyages into the Interior Landscape.
I asked Margie to tell me about the pieces.