Studio-Theatre of Grands Ballets Canadiens | Édifice Wilder
The Pull of the Seasons “We are all Nature” – Margie Gillis.
In this playful and boisterous new work, Margie Gillis celebrates Nature. A call from the heart to her home province of Quebec, where each season unfolds fiercely, each one more vibrant than the next and shaping who we are. Add into the mix, a long and fruitful collaboration with renowned improvisational singer Rhiannon. Working between their homes in Montreal and Hawaii, Margie also drew her inspiration from ‘Big Island’. Here Nature is personified and honored. Pele, the Goddess of volcanoes, dance, and fire, and creator of the Islands, is the symbol of life. And so, this joyful, angry, fragile, formidable, loud, and precious piece was born.
Nature is embodied by 10 dancers and an improvisational singer; all flying and flowing through the stage to offer us both a delicate and rambunctious, dazzling landscape.
An ode to life and to Nature in all its dimensions, where wit and audacity come together in a poignant performance.
CHOREOGRAPHER Margie Gillis in collaboration with the performers
Music (composition): Rhiannon (recorded and improvisational)