Donors & Partners

Alison Gordon Visiting Artist Program

Supported by The Bennett Family Foundation

Peggy Baker and Alison Gordon

Peggy Baker and Alison Gordon, 2014

The fierce and fabulous Alison Gordon joined the Peggy Baker Dance Projects’ board of directors in 2012. Beyond being a valued board member she was our ally, our colleague, and our friend. Introduced to Peggy’s world of dance through Sean Ling – her Pilates instructor and inaugural Alison Gordon Visiting Artist- Alison brought passion, wit, and a can-do attitude to our meetings and events. To honour her memory, and to reflect her strongly held views around the value of dancers, we at Peggy Baker Dance Projects have created the Alison Gordon Visiting Artist Program which allows  the best artists from around the world to come to Toronto and collaborate with the company on various performances.

For our 2016/2017 season we are excited to welcome guitarist and composer Tim Motzer to the company as this year’s visiting artist. He will be performing live alongside Peggy Baker during her solo epilogue which is part of SplitScreen taking place at Toronto’s The Theatre Centre February 21-26, 2017. Tim is a Philadelphia based musician whose work defies genre and explores the intersection between Jazz, Hip-Hop, Soul, Electronica, Progressive Music and the Avantgarde.

We are extremely grateful to The Bennett Family Foundation for their generous 2-year support of the Alison Gordon Visiting Artist program, which brings together Alison’s generous spirit and her passion for the performing arts.