THE MARGIE GILLIS DANCE FOUNDATION – MISSION STATEMENT

Photo: Michael Slobodian

Photo: Michael Slobodian

« Bless the continual stutter of the word being made into flesh. » – Leonard Cohen

At the time of its creation in 1981, the Margie Gillis Dance Foundation chose this phrase as its motto and Margie Gillis was inspired by it to define the guiding principles that fuel the practice of her art:

To manifest in dance a personal vision of the human condition, to have compassion for our weaknesses and vulnerability, to celebrate and encourage our capacity for hope, creation, wisdom, our power for healing, inspiration, truth and generosity.

This is the artistic vision that the Foundation has had as its mission to support, protect and promote.