Margie Gillis Dance Foundation to Present Ontario Premiere of THE LIGHT BETWEEN, Nov 12-13
Margie Gillis Dance Foundation, The Light Between
Margie Gillis Dance Foundation presents the Ontario premiere of The Light Between, with choreography by Margie Gillis, created in collaboration with Holly Bright, Marc Daigle and Paola Styron. The Toronto premiere is set for November 12-13 at the Harbourfront Centre's Fleck Dance Theatre, Toronto, ON.
The 2013-2014 season marks the 40th anniversary of the performance career of the internationally celebrated Canadian dance artist Margie Gillis. In celebration, Montreal's Margie Gillis Dance Foundation launches a cross-Canada tour marking the illustrious four-decade career of the iconic dancer and choreographer, one of the country's most honoured artists.
The Light Between, comprised of a series of haunting solos, duets and trios that ponder the fundamental nature of being, humanly as well as artistically, is choreographed by the legendary Margie Gillis with collaborators Holly Bright, Marc Daigle and Paola Styron - and performed by Gillis, Daigle and Styron. This powerful new work that debuted earlier this year sees its Ontario premiere in two cities: London's Grand Theatre on November 9 and Toronto's Fleck Dance Theatre as part of Harbourfront Centre's NextSteps on Tuesday, November 12 and Wednesday November 13 at 8pm.
In The Light Between, Gillis and her collaborators reveal a strangely familiar and radiant world: a blissful - sometimes turbulent - state of transition and transformation stretching through time, where the visible and invisible meet.
The Light Between evolves within renowned painter-sculptor Randal Newman's unforgettable set, composed of arms reaching into space, the piece addresses several themes, including travel, conscience, sensation, knowledge, change, joy and pain.
Dancers: Margie Gillis, Marc Daigle, Paola Styron. Set Designer: Randal Newman. Lighting Designer and Technical Director: Pierre Lavoie. Costume Designer: Anne Dixon Composer. Sound Designer: Larsen Lupin. Creative Assistant and Collaborator: Catherine Bourgeois.
Tuesday, November 12 to Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 8PM Harbourfront Centre's Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON Tickets: $25-$35 Harbourfront Centre Box Office: 416-973-4000 or online at http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/margie-gillis-dance-foundation.
Pictured: Margie Gillis. Photo Credit: Michael Slobodian.