November 2020 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

who we are in the dark

Peggy Baker Dance Projects Toronto
  • Concept, choreographic composition and direction by Peggy Baker

Choreographed by acclaimed Canadian dance artist Peggy Baker, who we are in the dark offers the immediacy of daring contemporary dance, supercharged live music, and sophisticated design elements from artists working with pigment, projection, and light.

who we are in the dark is Peggy’s largest project to date, featuring seven outstanding dancers, and live music commissioned from - and performed live by - violinist Sarah Neufeld and drummer Jeremy Gara, both from the Grammy and JUNO Award-winning rock band Arcade Fire.   The work explores and illuminates shifting identities, betrayals, secrets, and intimacies played out in the dark.

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Company

Peggy Baker Dance Projects is dedicated to offering experiences of significance, personal connection, and transformative potential to our audience through the power and beauty of the art of dance. Distinguished from the outset by collaborations with extraordinary creators and performers, the company has built an exceptional body of work and a growing slate of education, engagement, and enrichment programs for all ages and abilities.

Tour inquiries: Marlene Stirrett-Matson (marlene@peggybakerdance.com)

Creative team

  • Concept, choreographic composition and direction by Peggy Baker
  • Composers/Musicians Jeremy Gara and Sarah Neufeld
  • Visual Artist John Heward
  • Projection Jeremy Mimnagh
  • Lighting Marc Parent
  • Costumes Robyn Macdonald

National Creation Fund investment

The National Creation Fund’s investment of $120,000 enhanced who we are in the dark’s final development trajectory, which culminated in a week-long technical residency in a fully equipped theatre with the entire creative team and the final design elements.

Credits

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. Developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund.

Performance dates

February 21 to 24, 2019: World premiere at the Bluma Appel Theatre (Toronto) presented by Canadian Stage in collaboration with Fall for Dance North

February 27 to March 2, 2019:  Theatre Maisonneuve (Montreal) presented by Danse Danse

March 6, 2019:  First Ontario Concert Hall (Hamilton), presented by The Socrates Project, MacMaster University

March 9, 2019:  Eric Harvie Theatre, Banff Centre

March 13, 2019:  Yukon Arts Centre (Whitehorse)

April 9, 2019:  The Grand Theatre (Kingston)

April 12 and 13, 2019: Babs Asper Theatre (Ottawa) presented by NAC Dance

October 19 and 20, 2019: Teatro Principal (Mexico) Festival Internacional Cervantino 

February 6 to 8, 2020:  Theater aan het Spui (The Hague), presented by the Holland Dance Festival


Articles & reviews

Spotlight on Peggy Baker

Peggy Baker sits at a table, her hands on her face, her eyes focused on the rehearsal in front of her. The stage manager’s table is...


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