who we are in the dark

Choreographed by acclaimed Canadian dance artist Peggy Baker, who we are in the dark offers the immediacy of daring contemporary dance; supercharged live music; and sophisticated design elements from artists working with pigment, projection, and light. Jeremy Gara and Sarah Neufeld, both members of Grammy and Juno award-winning rock band Arcade Fire, are joined on stage by seven extraordinary dancers in a work that explores and illuminates shifting identities, betrayals, secrets, and intimacies played out in the dark.

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. This work is being developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund.

For bookings and information about who we are in the dark, contact Meredith Potter. For the technical rider, CLICK HERE


concept, choreographic composition, direction: Peggy Baker

movement invention:
Peggy Baker with the performers

composers/musicians: Jeremy Gara, Sarah Neufeld

visual artist: John Heward

projection: Jeremy Mimnagh

lighting: Marc Parent

costumes: Robyn Macdonald

vocalography: Fides Krucker


who we are in the dark is currently on a national tour with stops in Toronto, Montreal, Hamilton, Banff, Whitehorse, Kingston and Ottawa. For tickets, head to our show page for more information.


who we are in the dark 2019. Photography by Jeremy Mimnagh

Banff Residency 2018. Photography by Jeremy Mimnagh

Studio rehearsals Toronto, 2016. Photography by Jeremy Mimnagh