land | body | breath
land | body | breath is an hour-long performance installation for 2 vocalists and 8 dancers conceived and directed by choreographer Peggy Baker with vocalographer Fides Krucker, and designed for site-specific presentation within a gallery setting.
The performers are encountered by the audience in individual galleries before joining forces in a central space, and throughout the event, the voices of all 10 performers ring through the network of galleries creating a rich soundscape of words, melodies, and sonic textures. The audience – fluid and mobile – travels through the galleries crafting their own highly personal experience of the performance.
Each presentation of land | body | breath calls on all of the performers to improvise elements and episodes within highly defined compositional frameworks.
land | body | breath possess an unusually flexible compositional structure, allowing it to be tailored to a wide range of gallery spaces. Previous presentations include the May 2014 premiere for the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Thomson Collection of Canadian and Indigenous Art, and within the National Gallery of Canada’s Contemporary Canadian Collection as part of Canada Scene 2017.
conceived and directed by choreographer: Peggy Baker
vocalographer: Fides Krucker
vocalists: Ciara Adams and Fides Krucker
movement invention by Peggy Baker in collaboration with members of the original cast*
a cast of 8 drawn from among
Nicole Rose Bond
Mateo Galindo Torres
The Perfect Word is available as an alternative space booking. For booking information please contact: Meredith Potter
land | body | breath, Art Gallery of Ontario’s Thomson Collection of Canadian and Indigenous Art, May 2014. Photography by Makoto Hirata
land | body | breath, National Gallery of Canada’s Contemporary Canadian Collection as part of Canada Scene 2017. Photography by Ali Jafri
land | body | breath, National Gallery of Canada’s Contemporary Canadian Collection as part of Canada Scene 2017. Photography by Andre Albinati