Performances et Workshops 2018-06-30T23:13:51+00:00

Choreographer

Gillian’s style blends mime, physical theater, and dance. Her varied cultural influences come together with strong storytelling to create poignant narratives.

  • Muse(ings); Dance Evening: Solo and Duet, Seoul, South Korea 2017
    This performance plays on the question of self, performance, and how we can get out of our own way.
  • Push; No Man’s Land by Thando Mlambo, Gwang-ju, South Korea 2017
    A dark look at ambition and the drive for power and influence.
  • Big City, Small Human; OuishareFest 2017 Paris, France 2017
    This performance explores how we deal with the different versions of ourselves and our cities, and invites the audience to collaborate in an experiment on how we can use movement to build bridges, or tear them down. 
  • Parce Domine; Seoul, South Korea and TedXVannes in Vannes, France 2016, 2017
    The piece explores the line between reality and fiction, the character and the player, and the hilarious and the heartbreaking.
  • Home Series Part 1-5; Dance Evening: Solo and Duet, Seoul, South Korea 2016
    A journey through the physicalities of different cultures, this series questions identity, home, and nationalism.
  • Letters from Seoul; Incheon International Contemporary Dance Festival, South Korea 2015
    A movement diary of daily life in Seoul.
  • The Things They Carried; Jolona Jongjam, by Season of Cambodia and Acts of Memory Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2015
    A story of love, loss, and forgiveness between three friends before, during, and after the devastating Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. 
  • Eden (originally The Rich Wage War); Tari International Dance Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2014
    A story of the haves and the have nots, an exploration of class, race, and compassion.
  • Un peu de nous deux; Sibu International Dance Festival, Sibu, Malaysia 2014
    This piece tells a story of intercultural relationships, the frustration of language, and the power of love.
  • Famous Last Words; Choreoworkshop, Manhattan, New York 2012
    A narrative of courage and resistance for a frightening world.
  • Dans l’œil de la tempête ; Rencontres Chorégraphiques Européennes et Internationales, Paris, France 2012
    This piece tells a story of discovery and recovery, joy and loss.

Choreographer

Gillian’s style blends mime, physical theater, and dance. Her varied cultural influences come together with strong storytelling to create poignant narratives.

  • Muse(ings); Dance Evening: Solo and Duet, Seoul, South Korea 2017
    This performance plays on the question of self, performance, and how we can get out of our own way.
  • Push; No Man’s Land by Thando Mlambo, Gwang-ju, South Korea 2017
    A dark look at ambition and the drive for power and influence.
  • Big City, Small Human; OuishareFest 2017 Paris, France 2017
    This performance explores how we deal with the different versions of ourselves and our cities, and invites the audience to collaborate in an experiment on how we can use movement to build bridges, or tear them down. 
  • Parce Domine; Seoul, South Korea and TedXVannes in Vannes, France 2016, 2017
    The piece explores the line between reality and fiction, the character and the player, and the hilarious and the heartbreaking.
  • Home Series Part 1-5; Dance Evening: Solo and Duet, Seoul, South Korea 2016
    A journey through the physicalities of different cultures, this series questions identity, home, and nationalism.
  • Letters from Seoul; Incheon International Contemporary Dance Festival, South Korea 2015
    A movement diary of daily life in Seoul.
  • The Things They Carried; Jolona Jongjam, by Season of Cambodia and Acts of Memory Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2015
    A story of love, loss, and forgiveness between three friends before, during, and after the devastating Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. 
  • Eden (originally The Rich Wage War); Tari International Dance Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2014
    A story of the haves and the have nots, an exploration of class, race, and compassion.
  • Un peu de nous deux; Sibu International Dance Festival, Sibu, Malaysia 2014
    This piece tells a story of intercultural relationships, the frustration of language, and the power of love.
  • Famous Last Words; Choreoworkshop, Manhattan, New York 2012
    A narrative of courage and resistance for a frightening world.
  • Dans l’œil de la tempête ; Rencontres Chorégraphiques Européennes et Internationales, Paris, France 2012
    This piece tells a story of discovery and recovery, joy and loss.

Dancer

  • Second Nature Dance Company, Seoul, South Korea 2015-2017
    • Bit Sapiens: A imagined look at the future of humanity. 
    • 눈먼자들 : A commentary on contemporary social behavior in South Korea (Title means “Blindness”.)
    • R U Ready? (2015, 2016): An abstract study on what it means to live in contemporary society and being ‘ready’. Awarded Best Performance of 2015 by the Contemporary Dance Association of Korea.
  • Punjabi Bhangra, Versatile Dance Company, Lahore, Pakistan 2018
    A cultural dance from the Punjab province of Pakistan.
  • Alif; Wahab Shah Dance Company, Lahore, Pakistan 2018
    A Sufi-inspired performance.
  • Nibiru- in collaboration with Rehan Bashir; Lahore Biennale, Lahore, Pakistan 2018
    A meeting of styles and cultures.
  • Goonj, In Memory of Jahanara; Adnan Jahangir, Lahore, Pakistan 2018
    Remembering a brilliant young dancer.
  • Exciting Arts Tour; Seoul, South Korea 2016-2017
    Bringing performing arts to middle and high schools, elderly care homes, and disability care centers, in rural areas of South Korea.
  • **꿈구는 사람들 춤추는 돌; Trust Dance Theatre, Seoul, South Korea 2016
    An improvisational piece on boundaries and limitations.
  • Speak; Seoul Choreography Competition, Seoul, South Korea 2015

Dancer

  • Second Nature Dance Company, Seoul, South Korea 2015-2017
    • Bit Sapiens: A imagined look at the future of humanity. 
    • 눈먼자들 : A commentary on contemporary social behavior in South Korea (Title means “Blindness”.)
    • R U Ready? (2015, 2016): An abstract study on what it means to live in contemporary society and being ‘ready’. Awarded Best Performance of 2015 by the Contemporary Dance Association of Korea.
  • Punjabi Bhangra, Versatile Dance Company, Lahore, Pakistan 2018
    A cultural dance from the Punjab province of Pakistan.
  • Alif; Wahab Shah Dance Company, Lahore, Pakistan 2018
    A Sufi-inspired performance.
  • Nibiru- in collaboration with Rehan Bashir; Lahore Biennale, Lahore, Pakistan 2018
    A meeting of styles and cultures.
  • Goonj, In Memory of Jahanara; Adnan Jahangir, Lahore, Pakistan 2018
    Remembering a brilliant young dancer.
  • Exciting Arts Tour; Seoul, South Korea 2016-2017
    Bringing performing arts to middle and high schools, elderly care homes, and disability care centers, in rural areas of South Korea.
  • **꿈구는 사람들 춤추는 돌; Trust Dance Theatre, Seoul, South Korea 2016
    An improvisational piece on boundaries and limitations.
  • Speak; Seoul Choreography Competition, Seoul, South Korea 2015

Workshops

Drawing on 20+ years of dance training and 7+ years of choreography experience, Gillian’s embodiment workshops are designed for entrepreneurs and workers in high-stress positions. Using techniques of improvisation, storytelling, physical theatre, and expressive movement, these workshops focus on increasing empathy and communication skills and reducing stress. Having choreographed professionally for non-dancers of all levels, Gillian breaks down concepts of movement and spatial awareness in simple, powerful terms.

  • Embodiment 101: (3-hour sessions, 1-3 days) This workshop is a general course focusing on how we inhabit our bodies and the tools we gain from being more present and comfortable in our own skins. Participants will gain a better understanding of their capabilities and potential physicality, and how it can be used to communicate better, reduce stress, and be more confident especially in public speaking or presentations.
  • Stress Management Through Embodiment: (3-hour sessions, 1-3 days) This workshop focuses specifically on reducing stress emotionally and physically. Participants will learn to use techniques of expressive movement and improvisation to release emotional stress. They will also learn to identify how they carry stress physically, and learn basic exercises and stretching to release it.
  • The Power Dynamics of Space and Embodiment: (2-hour sessions, 1-2 days) Using techniques of physical theatre, storytelling, and stage presence, participants will investigate the conscious and unconscious ways we take up space and the power dynamics associated with it. They will learn to use space in more conscious and considerate ways for a safer and more comfortable workspace.

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