The Disappearance of Right and Left

An autobiographical work created by Peggy Baker and Sarah Chase in 2004, The Disappearance of Right and Left is a seamless marriage of movement and text, drawing on stories from Peggy’s family history as well as her own life experiences.  Themes of transformation, belonging, loss and joy are shared with the audience by Peggy in an intimate and reflective 40 minute performance.

A profoundly emotional work for the audience, The Disappearance of Right and Left is by turns funny, nostalgic, sad, touching. It makes immediate connections with people of any age and background. It has been met with laughter and tears and appreciation by audiences across Canada and in New York.

The Disappearance of Right and Left has minimal technical requirements and can be performed in a variety of venues – studios, gallery spaces, foyers. Please refer to the Technical Rider below for more information. Peggy can perform this work on tour in addition to other activities.


creators: Peggy Baker & Sarah Chase

dancer: Peggy Baker


The Disappearance of Right and Left is available for main stage touring.  Presenters with a password may view the full length video here: 

Bookings and information: Meredith Potter


Disappearance is autobiographical…Chase makes full use of Baker’s wonderfully eloquent arms that carve the air in generous sweeping motions or settle momentarily into a detailed sculptural pose.”
— Michael Crabb / National Post


The Disappearance of Right and Left. Photography by Cylla von Tiedemann