The Light Between, Fondation de danse Margie Gillis, Danse Danse, to March 30
Veteran dancer and choreographer Margie Gillis returned to the stage Tuesday night with The Light Between, a collaboration with fellow dancers Marc Daigle and Paola Styron, choreographer Holly Bright, and painter and sculptor Randal Newman. Gillis, combining lightness of step with a thrashing upper torso, again showed herself to be a dancer of great sensibility. Her signature Rapunzel-esque hair, gathered in a long, swinging braid, moved, at times, like an extra appendage.
Landscape and Technology: The Films of Chris Welsby, Cinéma Quebecois, March 30+31
Since his start in early 1970s London, Chris Welsby has spent his career searching for a compromise between nature, technology and the passage of time. A retrospective screening of his work at the Cinémathèque Québécoise this weekend in association with Double Negative will look at some of his best-known 16mm shorts from his early years, tackling the filmmaker’s relationship with the natural world.