Fondation de danse Margie Gillis

Literature of the body

Available to tour for seasons: 2024-25, 2023-24

Photo credit

Performer(s) in the photo: Geneviève Boulet, Susan Paulson, Alisia Pobega, Alexandra Caron, Ruth Naomi Levin

Photographer: Sasha Onyshchenko




75 min.

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All Audiences


Contemporary, Indoors, Mediation available, Official selection Parcours Danse 2023


Literature of the Body – Description

Sensual and evocative movement that guides us into embracing our humanity. Under Margie Gillis’ artistic direction, the Legacy Project dancers reunite to bring you a poetic and somatic, impactful program.

Through two group works, the audience is treated to the inner workings of our soul’s journey, while shining a spotlight on the poetry that resides in the art of dance. Notions of vulnerability, forced social change, loss and disruption, and the joy and sensuality of life, all feature in this assemblage of works.

The first faces the hard truth that 1/3 of the world’s population are refugees and that number is expected to explode with Climate change. The second is from the world of James Joyce, who wrote the inner workings of a woman; Molly Bloom. Her world, her community, and her husband all start off in traditional gender but what follows is a river run of gender mixing.


Margie Gillis


Choreographer: Margie Gillis in collaboration with the performers
Dancers: Geneviève Boulet, Alexandra Caron, Marc Daigle, Caitlin Griffin, Tessa Rae Kuz, Ruth Naomi Levin, Kyana Lyne, Hoor Malas, Susan Paulson, Alisia Pobega
Music : Azam Ali, Loga R. Torkian
From : Lamentation of Swans
Texts: Ulysses by James Joyce
Recited by: Siobhan Mckenna, Jim Norton, Gaétan Leboeuf, Geneviève Boulet
Light Design: Pierre Lavoie
Costumes: Rose and Sonya Bayer


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