The Art of Improvisation
Margie Gillis-Laurence Hobgood-Rhiannon
Appear ...Disappear ...Reappear
Margie Gillis, Laurence Hobgood and Rhiannon
create live improvised art as a trio,
in various duo combinations and as soloists.
The concert experience unfolds as each artist -
in the spirit of the moment -breaths, “yes, and...”
Improvisation is the creative activity of immediate artistic composition, which combines performance with communication of emotions and technique, as well as the spontaneous response to other artists.
for USA booking and to discuss programming please contact:
Margie T. Farmer 252-202-0865
for Canadian Bookings:
Valerie Cusson: firstname.lastname@example.org
office: 450.990.1214 mobile: 514.892.5399
photo: Anthony McLean
She is, quite simply, like no one else.
The Dance Insider, New York
But it’s while watching the magnificent Margie Gillis,solidly grounded in a swaying cliff-top sea of tall grass, yet ethereal, her body undulating as her fabulous long mane is buffeted by strong winds, that you can feel the Earth move.
Henrietta Wallmark, The Globe and Mail, Toronto
Working with Margie Gillis is always a highly transformative experience. She one of the purest channels of Source I have ever encountered. Whether it's as mentor, choreographer, dancer, teacher...the interface with Margie always renews my faith in the human spirit, and deepens my passion for dance and life.
Adam Barruch ( dancer, choreographer, teacher, artistic Director of Anatomiae Occultii)
photo: Janne E. Watson
Rhiannon, the grand sorcerer, lures all whom she meets, her collaborators, I being one, her students, and her audiences, into the mysteries of her enchanted world of song.
Ruth Zaporah, Action Theater
A fabled underground figure in vocal jazz, Rhiannon turns improvisation into performance art... With a soft, supple voice and a range that climbs to the sky, she shows what heights jazz singing can reach when it combines disciplined musicianship with utter fearlessness.
James Gavin, Time Out New York
... Rhiannon is a LIGHTNING BOLT.
The charge is continuous, illuminating and revitalizing.
Susan Lachmann, Women On Air
photo: Steve Roby
Glorious joie de vivre.
MICHAEL J. WEST,
THE WASHINGTON POST
One of the finest pianists out there. Period.
The fluidity, tonal sheen and narrative arc of Hobgood’s pianism long has set him apart from contemporaries, his work only deepening through the decades. Power without noise, energy without haste, drama without overstatement.