Choreography and Performance by Helen Simard
Sound Editing by Roger White
Presented at Piss in the Pool, at the Montreal Fringe Festival, 2011.
On June 1st, 2011, Margie Gillis was "interviewed" on a private "news" station. The interviewer spent 20 minutes trying to belittle Ms. Gillis, and attacked her for receiving public funding. As a choreographer myself, this interview triggered a number of questions concerning my contribution to society. "On the Subject of Compassion" is my first attempt to answer some of these questions.