fractured black

fractured black splinters a dark and empty stage to reveal two women – a violinist and a dancer – each caught up in the manic urgency of maintaining their presence. The speed, persistence, and drive of the cycling patterns of sound and movement insinuates that if either of them pauses, even for a moment, the light that reveals them will be extinguished. Choreographed by acclaimed Canadian dance artist, Peggy Baker, to music composed and performed by violin virtuoso Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre).


choreographer: Peggy Baker

composer / musician: Sarah Neufeld

costume designer: Caroline O’Brien

lighting designer: Gabriel Cropley

fractured black was commissioned by Fall for Dance North

dancers: Peggy Baker


fractured black, Rehearsal Shots, 2015. Photography by Makoto Hirata