Livona Ellis & Rebecca Margolick - An evening of Solos and Duet
Scotiabank Dance Centre (Vancouver) - for tickets visit: https://thedancecentre.ca/event/livona-ellis-rebecca-margolick/2021-12-17/
Friday December 17, 2021 @ 8pm
Saturday December 18 @ 1pm & 8pm
Athletic Hall – Sointula, Malcolm Island - for tickets email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 604-970-3206
Tuesday December 21, 2021 @ 8pm
Wednesday December 22, 2021 @ 8pm
Thursday December 23, 2021 @8pm
Gate House Theatre - Port McNeill - for tickets email: email@example.com or call: 604-970-3206
Friday January 7, 2022 @ 7:30pm
‘Namgis Lawrence Ambers Memorial Recreation Centre - Alert Bay - for tickets email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 604-970-3206
Saturday January 8, 2022 @ 7:30pm
The explosive talentsof these bright young female artists, BC based Livona Ellis and NYC based Rebecca Margolick, are showcased in an evening of solos and their first collaboration, a duet titled Fortress. Ellis performs her pensive solo Unmoved, a deeply felt response to the idea of overcoming the limitations we place on ourselves. Margolick’s solo Bunker hums with energy, drawing on themes of memory and the shared history of previousgenerations of women. The program also includes two solos revived last season specially for them: Peter Bingham’s 1997 Woman Walking (away), danced by Ellis with exquisite simplicity and focus; and Allen Kaeja’s Trace Elements (2000) powerfully performed by Margolick, a passionate call to learn from the mistakes of our past.
Included in the performances in Sointula, will be a new work choreographed and danced by Rebecca Margolick called Harbour. When performed in Sointula this new work, which was inspired by the love of and the strength of Rebecca’s late 96-year-old Jewish grandmother, will have live textual integration of two community seniors reading letters written by original Finnish female Sointula settlers sent in the early 1900’s to loved ones in Finland. This performance of Harbour is in association with the Sointula Museum.
LIVONA ELLIS was born in Vancouver on the unceded Coast Salish Territories, and completed her training at Arts Umbrella under thedirection of Artemis Gordon. She currently is a dancer with Ballet BC, which she joined in 2010 and has performed works by world-renowned artists such asCrystal Pite, Sharon Eyal, Medhi Walerski, Johan Inger, William Forsythe, and many others. Livona has performed in international venues such as Sadler’s Wells, Movimentos Festival Wolfsburg, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Fall forDance NYC, and International Dance Festival Birmingham UK, and was a guest dancer with Konzert Theater Bern in Switzerland. Independently she has created works for Dances for a Small Stage, Dance Deck Trois, Public Salon 2019,Contemporary Art Gallery Gala 2018, and Arts Umbrella Dance Company. She was the 2017 recipient of the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for Emerging Artists. Livona is a resident artist at Left of Main and the BC Movement Arts Society, is on the Faculty of Arts Umbrella, and is also a Program Advisor for the BC Movement Arts Society.
REBECCA MARGOLICK is a Canadian dancer and choreographer currently based in New York. She was raised in Vancouver on the unceded Coast Salish Territories, where she trained at Arts Umbrella. Her works have been presented in France, Poland, Bulgaria, Israel, Costa Rica, Mexico, Portland, Seattle, San Diego, New York, Montreal, and Vancouver. Her solo Bunker+ Vault won the Jury Prize for “best indoor choreographic work” at the 2019 Festival Quartiers Danse in Montreal. In 2021she was named one of the Top 25 to Watch by Dance Magazine.
Rebecca danced with Sidra Bell Dance NY from 2012-2016, and has also worked with Patricia Norowol, Jerome Bel, Roy Assaf, Aszure Barton, Derrick Belcham, Emily Terndrup, Maya Orchin, Shay Kuebler, Barak Marshall, and Gus Solomons among others. She is a company member and rehearsal director of UNA Projects and dances for Kayla Farrish/Decent Structure Arts.
She is the recipient of a New Directions Choreography LabFellowship at the Ailey School and a Conney Conference Fellowship at the 92nd St. Y in New York, and was a GPS Fund Movement Research Artist in Residence at Derida Dance Center in Sofia Bulgaria.
In the Fall of 2021 Rebecca is choregraphing for the Ailey School BFA students and has been commissioned to create a new work for Ballet BC’s new Performance Project. Rebecca holds a BFA in Dance from New York University, Tisch School offthe Arts.