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LIVONA ELLIS & REBECCA MARGOLICK | Fortress + Four Solos - Port McNeill

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Friday, June 10th, 2022
7:30 PM

BC Movement Arts North Island Contemporary Dance Series 



“Fortress + Four Solos” 

Friday January 7, 2022 @ 7:30pm 

(Gate House Theatre - PORT MCNEILL) 

Friday June 10, 2022 @ 7:30pm 

(‘Namgis Lawrence Ambers Memorial Recreation Centre - Alert Bay) 

For detailed Ticket Information visit: or call: 1-604-970-3206 

FORTRESS + FOUR SOLOS – an evening of solos and duet 

The explosive talents of 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 previous generations 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 shows is an intimate and beautiful new solo by Margolick called Harbour inspired by the love of and the strength of Rebecca’s late  grandmother. 

LIVONA ELLIS was born in Vancouver on the unceded Coast Salish Territories, and completed her training at Arts  Umbrella under the direction 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 as Crystal 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 for Dance 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 2021 she 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 of UNA Projects and dances for Kayla Farrish/Decent Structure Arts.  She is the recipient of a New Directions Choreography Lab Fellowship 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 of the Arts. 

Sointula, BC – The BC Movement Arts Society, based in Sointula on Malcolm Island, British Columbia, is excited to  launch its new North Island Contemporary Dance Series featuring Canadian and international dance artists. Bringing  urban and rural together, BCMAS is one of the few professional dance organizations based in, and serving, rural and  remote communities in Canada. This inaugural year features acclaimed dance artists from British Columbia, New York,  England, Finland.  

Ticket Information please email: [email protected] or call: 1-604-970-3206 


Cost: Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Dance (Performance)
Location: Gate House Theatre
11- 1705 Campbell Way, Port McNeill
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