The Pull of the Seasons “We are all Nature” – Margie Gillis.
In this vivacious, mischievous, and light-hearted piece, choreographer Margie Gillis celebrates nature, in a heartfelt appeal to her native Quebec origins, where each season is more spirited and dazzling than the next. Add into the mix, a long and fruitful collaboration with renowned jazz improvisational singer Rhiannon. Although the “Belle Province” is ever present in this piece, the choreographer was also inspired by Hawaii. On the Hawaiian Islands, Nature is Queen, the mother of every living thing and the symbol of life. The piece is inspired by Pélé, the spirited goddess of volcanoes, dance and fire who created the Islands. It is happy, quick-tempered, fragile, formidable, incongruous, and treasured. Nature is personified by 10 dancers parading on stage to offer a sensitive and shimmering panorama.
An ode to every dimension of Life and Nature, where humour meets audacity in a touching dance.
Margie Gillis, Geneviève Boulet, Alexandra Caron, Caitlin Griffin, Tessa Rae Kuz, Ruth Naomi Levin, Kyana Lyne, Hoor Malas, Alisia Pobega, Rhiannon (singer)
Music (composition) : Rhiannon (recorded and improvisational)
Singer on stage : Rhiannon
Costumes : Sonya Bayer
Lights : Pierre Lavoie
Portrait : Damian Siqueiros
Aknowledgements : Louise Lapierre Danse, Springboard Danse Montréal, l’Église Saint-Mark d’Acton Vale