who we are in the dark

Peggy Baker Dance Projects Toronto

April 9, 2019

No fear: Into the dark with Peggy Baker

By Peter Robb

When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin

For the legendary Canadian dance artist Peggy Baker, the idea of creating a work called who we are in the dark was full of meaning, both metaphysical and deeply personal.

The idea sprang out of a 2015 project called Fractured Black that she created with the Arcade Fire violinist Sarah Neufeld.

Baker had been approached by a Toronto dance festival and asked if she wanted to dance a solo. Baker had not danced professionally since 2010. Even so, she decided to do the piece, but it had to be a new work and she wanted to work with san indie musician half her age.

Source: ArtsFile 

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