Literature of the body

© Sasha Onyshchenko

“Inner visions embodied by sensuous physicality, revealed with searing honesty and poetic passion.”

Sensual and evocative movement that guides us into embracing our humanity. Under Margie Gillis’ artistic direction, the Legacy Project dancers reunite to bring you Literature of the Body, 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. Coming from a ceaseless well of inspiration, Literature of the Body is a must-see, a gift from the world of dance.

Two stories are told. The first faces the hard truth that 1/3 of the world’s population are refugees and with Climate change that number is expected to explode. Who are we in this statelessness? Who are we homeless and unmoored? 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. Wild and wonderful this towns woman and her connection to nature win the day in a cacophony of coming to YES.


Margie Gillis
in collaboration with the performers

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

Ulysses by James Joyce
recited by Siobhan Mckenna, Jim Norton, Gaétan Leboeuf, Geneviève Boulet

Pierre Lavoie


Rose and Sonya Bayer


General Public
Duration: 75minutes
Year of Creation: 2022

Booking: Cusson Management

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