Dance Contemporary Cross-disciplinary
“Peggy… knows how to play up against contemporary orthodoxy and turn it on its head. It’s why she is a great artist…. what she does is always unexpected and always a joy to watch…”  Mikhail Barychnikov

NAC Co-production

Choreographed by eminent Canadian dance artist Peggy Baker, who we are in the dark offers the immediacy of daring contemporary dance, supercharged live music, and exceptional visual design elements. With an original score composed and performed by Jeremy Gara and Sarah Neufeld, both members of Grammy Award-winning rock band Arcade Fire, and seven extraordinary dancers, the work explores and illuminates shifting identities, betrayals, secrets, and intimacies played out in the dark.

Did you know: Peggy Baker has been honoured with numerous awards including the Governor General’s Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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 is approximately 65 minutes with no intermission.

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Peggy Baker and the creation of /sur la création de "who we are in the dark".
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Peggy Baker Dance Projects
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© Photo: Jeremy Mimnagh

Artists

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  • Choreography Peggy Baker
  • Composers/Musicians Jeremy Gara and Sarah Neufeld
  • “Vocalography” Fides Krucker
  • Dancers Nicole Rose Bond, Sarah Fregeau, Mairi Greig, Kate Holden, Benjamin Kamino, David Norsworthy, Jarrett Siddall, Calder White
  • Drops John Heward
  • Projection Jeremy Mimnagh
  • Lighting Marc Parent
  • Costumes Robyn Macdonald
  • Stage Manager, Technical Director, Lighting Supervisor Gabriel Cropley
  • Assistant Stage Manager and Video Supervisor James Kendal
  • Sound Engineer Matthew Lederman
  • Production Manager Alanna McConnell
  • Co-producers CanDance Network / Réseau CanDanse : National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts (Ottawa), Danse Danse (Montréal), The Banff Centre for Creativity, Fall for Dance North in partnership with Canadian Stage (Toronto) and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Developed with support from the NAC's National Creation Fund.
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