The explosive talents of two of BC’s brightest young female artists, Livona Ellis and Rebecca Margolick, are showcased in an evening of solos and the world premiere of 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) performed by Margolick, a passionate call to learn from the mistakes of our past.
Photos: Faviloa Perez, courtesy of the artist and Chris Randle