Gathering Light follows the journey of seed to flower, beginning with the stirrings of consciousness to the full embrace of transformation. This quartet choreographed by Michelle Olson delves into the impulses rooted in our bodies that travel through us to find the light, exposing the structures that do not support our own truths, while revealing the ceremonies that support our full bloom.

Performed in the round, Gathering Light creates a sense of ritual where transformation is an experience the audience intimately shares with the performers.

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Choreographer: Michelle Olson

Performers: Hailey McCloskey, Jeanette Kotowich, Tin Gamboa and Salome Nieto

Dramaturgy: Su-Feh Lee and Alejandro Ronceria

Composer: François Houle

Lighting Design: David DeGrow

Vocals: Michelle St. John


Please note:

The November 27  performance is specifically for women and non-binary audience members.  Women and non-binary audience members may join us in this journey through dance which which intentionally holds space for women’s experiences, for pain, for loss and for strength, healing and friendship.


Child minding will be available on site at Anvil Centre and time for social connection and food will nurture the audience after the performance. Please call 604-521-5050 to pre-register for child minding when you book your tickets.

For those requiring financial assistance in attending, free tickets are also available by phone at 604-521-5050 or by clicking the link below.