REFLECTIONS | 2021 Birthday Giving

2023 will be an incredible milestone: Margie Gillis will celebrate 50 years of creation, love, and dance.

To commemorate Margie on her birthday on July 9th, please help us publish her new Artist’s book!



Planning for the 2023 festivities has begun, and we are asking for your help to develop an essential component of this project. Delays in launching the 2021 season is placing us in a challenging financial position. Now, more than ever, we must find funding to offset our losses.

Our Goal

To create a book that will share archival images with an artful representation of Margie’s recorded words. This evocative collage of imagery and poetry focuses on the Artist’s creative process and practice philosophy, and will be put together by Toronto based Artist, Curator, and Educator Kate Hilliard, and Graphic Artist and Photographer Sean Rees. Their aim is to capture a collection of  beautiful fragments from Margie’s rich history as Canada’s dance icon.

This Artist’s book is a token of joy and gratitude to Margie’s devoted community, and will be an invaluable contribution to the world of dance, made available to all in 2023.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 for digitizing archival material and to help cover publishing fees. Please help us!


 “…these (images) are not ready to drop into a book, but do give an understanding of the books creative process.”

– Kate Hilliard



 “Try to feel that time is suspended and that you can float around and look at every piece of your life. Dance as if you understand the entire constellation of a second? Moving this way allows us to heal.” 


– Margie Gillis


Your Contribution, Our Promise

As recognition for your contribution, all donors will be listed in the publishing credits.

$500-999 contribution

Friends of the Foundation will receive:  

·  Special thanks from Margie Gillis
·  Autographed image
·  Updates on the development of the Artists’ book
·  The new Artist’s book available in 2023

$100-499 contribution

Allies will receive:

·  Special thanks from Margie Gillis
·  Autographed poster
·  Updates on the development of the Artist’s book

$50-99 contribution

Admirers will receive: 

·  Special thanks from Margie Gillis
·  Autographed image 

$25-49 contribution

Fans will receive:

·  Special thanks from Margie Gillis

We are grateful to our supporters who help the Margie Gillis Dance Foundation serve as a pillar for dance creation, performance and learning across the country. Thank you!

About Margie
In 1981, Margie Gillis founded the Margie Gillis Dance Foundation in Montreal, and to this day, remains one of Canada’s most influential choreographer/dancers. 2023 will mark the celebration of a 50 year career! Those who have experienced Margie’s artistry firsthand, know the power it has to heal, educate and transform not only bodies, but hearts and minds alike. Read more about Margie’s history and accomplishments here.

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