Bill James


Bill James is best known for his vision of dance in unconventional spaces, with an aim toward a new perceptive relationship between the audience and the art. He creates performances that bridge disciplines and include collaborations with other artists, scientists and community groups. Bill currently lives on a 100-acre farm near Peterborough.

Bill James' Work


Gilding the Lily 

By Ursula Pflug, Bill James From the House of Mirth (avant premiere) James Kudelka, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie

From the House of Mirth is a dance/opera inspired by Edith Wharton’s 1905 novel, choreographed by James Kudelka. The production is a true hybrid, where neither the dance nor the opera is intended to dominate. Writer Ursula Pflug responds to the Peterborough avant premiere performance here and then discusses the event with choreographer Bill James.