Open Studios

Peggy Baker Dance Projects CA

who we are in the dark

Choreography: Peggy Baker

This production deals with the state of immediacy – of daring contemporary dance, supercharged live music and sophisticated design elements from artists working with pigment, projection and light. Two musicians and seven dancers explore and illuminate shifting identities, betrayals, secrets and intimacies played out in the dark. Starting from texts of various authors, the choreography is the creation of a collaborative team: stellar artists working with movement, sound, light, projection, pigment and fabric. The dancers are primary collaborators and each of them has left an indelible imprint.

Artistic Crew:
CONCEPT/CHOREOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION/DIRECTION/MOVEMENT INVENTION Peggy Baker | COMPOSERS/MUSICIANS Jeremy Gara, Sarah Neufeld| VISUAL ARTIST John Heward | PROJECTION Jeremy Mimnagh | LIGHTING Marc Parent | COSTUMES Robyn Macdonald | VOCALOGRAPHY Fides Krucker | DANCERS Nicole Rose Bond, Sierra Chin Sawdy, Sarah Fregeau, Mairi Greig, Kate Holden, Lukas Malkowski, David Norsworthy, Jarrett Siddall, Calder White, Jera Wolfe | STAGE MANAGER/TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/LIGHTING SUPERVISOR/PRODUCTION MANAGER: Gabriel Cropley | SOUND ENGINEER Matthew Lederman | ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER/VIDEO SUPERVISOR/ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER James Kendal

Co-Producers:
who we are in the dark is a co-production of The CanDance Network Creation Fund, Danse Danse, National Arts Centre, The Banff Centre and Fall for Dance North in partnership with Canadian Stage, and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. This work was developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund.

Funders and Supporters:
Special thanks to Barbara Frum, Ilter Ibrahimof, Matthew Jocelyn, Sylvia Safdie, and to our donors – without them none of this would be possible. FUNDERS: Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council. SUPPORTERS: Lead Underwriters: Martha Burns, Faye Cohen & Stacey Hersh, Lindy Green Family Foundation, Lynda Hamilton. Supporting Underwriters: The McLean Smits Family Foundation, Robert Sirman and the Metcalf Foundation. Ensemble Supporters: Roger Greenwald.
Supporters: Richard Beninger, Judith Davidson, Julia Drake, Anne Flynn, Kevin Garland, Slawko Klymkiw, Sheena MacDonald, Richard Teminski, Margaret Torrance.

who we are in the dark
(c) JeremyMimnagh
who we are in the dark
(c) JeremyMimnagh
who we are in the dark
(c) JeremyMimnagh