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April 12, 2019

Arcade Fire members score Peggy Baker dance show at NAC

There’s dance music and there’s dance music.

Arcade Fire has flirted with funkier sounds on its last couple albums, but band members Sarah Neufeld and Ottawa’s Jeremy Gara up the ante with Who We Are In the Dark, their new collaboration with Canadian contemporary dance icon Peggy Baker, opening Friday at the National Arts Centre.

“I met Sarah in the fall of 2015,” said Baker. “I had been invited to make a solo for the inaugural performance of the Fall For Dance North, in Toronto. I had retired as a soloist five years earlier, but it was an incredible opportunity.”

Baker, 66, had often collaborated with classical musicians and new music composers over the course of her career, but she wanted to try something different.

Source: Ottawa Citizen 

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