Dancing from the Inside Out
June 29 - July 4, 2018
“My approach to dance and choreography is based on listening to the different connections that exist between the spirit and the body. This is the natural kinetic process whereby our inner landscape translates into electric impulses that transmit to the muscles the information as to how and with what quality to move.”
– Margie Gillis
Move into your body’s experiential wisdom and reveal the soul in motion. Develop your sensitivity to the connection between thought, feeling, spirit and body as you listen in to your body’s inner wisdom, impulses, conversations and emotions. Becoming sensitive to and engaging with this inner life provides information both for expanding well-being, as well as deepening your artistic and creative expression.
Re-awaken the joy of movement using dance exercises, games, imagery and guided movement motifs. Open your soul’s connection to the body and invite it out to breathe and play, to stretch, learn and grow, to articulate the most nuanced of emotions.
All levels are welcome as the program is tailored to the participants in the room. Beginners gain a better understanding of the body while the more experienced acquire a greater knowledge of their own special ways of moving while enhancing the quality of their performance level.
Margie Gillis is an internationally acclaimed modern dance artist who has been performing solo for over forty years. As choreographer and performer of more than one hundred original dance works, she has earned rave reviews throughout the world for her intimate, emotional and intelligent portrayals of the multiple facets of the human soul. Margie has been honoured with numerous distinctions including the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award from the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award Foundation and promotion to Officer of the Order of Canada.
Check out this film by a past participant in the program, Andrew Kielbowicz, 2013: