SplitScreen in Toronto
February 21-26, 2017
The four kinetically charged and visually arresting works that make up SplitScreen all have one unusual feature in common – each dance presents two distinct, but synchronous, lines of action. solo from locus plot suspends a solitary figure within the yielding curves of the void while a tiny cluster of dancers measure the pace of eternity. For Yang, two men vie for dominance in the same time and space, simultaneously performing different versions of the same physically virtuosic solo. Split Screen Stereophonic is a high-intensity double duet that uses a stage divided in two to contrast two couples each veering unstably from intense connection to breakdown and collapse. And epilogue, a meditation on absence and loss, is both a solo for a dancer and a duet for a pair of chairs that emerge as players in the story of a dismantled relationship. The exceptional dancers are Peggy Baker, Ric Brown, Sarah Fregeau, Kate Holden and David Norsworthy.
Immediately following the performance audiences are invited to enjoy a drink and live music performed by Tim Motzer and a succession of duet partners drawn from some of Toronto’s most acclaimed players including Rich Brown, Joshua Van Tassel, Debashis Sinha, Fides Krucker and Robin Buckley.
Don’t miss the pre-show talk with the award-winning creator of the show Peggy Baker 30min prior to curtain. There will be an ASL interpreter present on Feb 23 &26th.
winner of the 2012/13 Dora Mavor Moore award for Outstanding Lighting Design – Marc Parent, Split Screen Stereophonic
nominated for the 2012/13 Dora Mavor Moore award for Outstanding New Choreography – Peggy Baker, Split Screen Stereophonic.