Coffee with a choreographer

Peggy Baker © Aleksander Antonijevic

For its fourth year, “C with a C” returns to provide unique opportunities to have coffee and exchange ideas in an intimate setting with a renowned choreographer. Participation is limited to 10-12 emerging and aspiring artists, creators, and/or arts academics. Registration in advance is required.

Peggy Baker has been a vivid presence in contemporary dance for more than four decades, performing internationally in the work of Lar Lubovitch, Mark Morris (with Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project), Doug Varone, Tere O’Connor, Molissa Fenley, and Charles Moulton (New York City); and with Fortier Danse-Creation (Montreal); and James Kudelka, Dancemakers and Toronto Dance Theatre (Toronto). She established Peggy Baker Dance Projects in Toronto in 1990, and for the first 20 years dedicated herself to solo performance, winning rapturous praise for the eloquence and depth of her dancing, and accolades for her collaborative partnerships with extraordinary choreographers, directors, musicians, and designers. Since 2010 her choreography has focused on works for small ensemble. Over its 29-year history, Peggy Baker Dance Projects has been presented at major festivals and dance centres in North America, Asia, and Europe. Under the banner The Choreographer’s Trust she has published a series of booklets and DVDs that document six of her landmark solos, and she is the subject of a book by Carol Anderson, Unfold – a Portrait of Peggy Baker, published by Dance Collection Danse. Among her many honours are the Order of Canada, the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Governor General’s Award, the Walter Carsen Prize, the George Luscombe Award for Mentorship, and six Dora Awards. Ms. Baker is artist-in-residence at Canada’s National Ballet School and a 2017 fellow of the Boglisaco Foundation in Liguria, Italy.

Please register with Siôned Watkins at swatkins@nac-cna.ca

Registration is first-come, first-serve; spots are limited.

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