October 12
07:30PM - 09:00PM
The Port Theatre

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The first show in Crimson Coast Dance Society’s 22nd season welcomes the extraordinary dance artist and Nanaimo favourite, Margie Gillis.

Evolutions is an evening of dances featuring the legend herself, grand dame of dance, Margie Gillis, alongside accomplished dance artists interpreting gender re-imagined selections of her solo repertoire that span four decades. Evolutions represents Gillis’ legacy – the passing on of knowledge, skill and insights, and the gifting of solos she created specifically for herself to next generation artists – men and women – who will evolve and share them according to their own lived experiences of life, loss, love and resilience.

Evolutions offers a new tour concept: a transcendental and transformative adventure for audiences, with the fluidity and distinctiveness associated with Margie Gillis. In each show, Margie will be accompanied by nine Legacy Project dancers. Audiences will be offered an entirely singular experience, depending on the composition of the group performing. Spectators will be transported through a selection of works from Margie’s prolific repertoire, both in solos and group dances, interpreted acknowledging the individuality of each dancer’s experience. Every show will include new choreographies and a Margie Gillis solo performance.

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