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 was developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund.
concept, choreographic composition, direction: Peggy Baker
Peggy Baker with the performers*
visual artist: John Heward
projection: Jeremy Mimnagh
lighting: Marc Parent
costumes: Robyn Macdonald
vocalography: Fides Krucker
*The dancers’ collaboration in creating the movement language for this work was absolutely vital. An intense period of initial movement exploration was undertaken with Kate Holden, Sarah Fregeau and David Norsworthy, and their artistry permeates the choreography. Every dancer who was in the studio during creation has left their imprint: Sahara Morimoto, Mairi Greig, Jarrett Siddall, Naishi Wang, and Benjamin Kamino, as well as – very early on – Ric Brown and Corrado Cerruto.
Festival Internacional Cervantino
October 19 - 20, 2019
The 2019 National Tour:
who we are in the dark is available for main stage touring. For more information and bookings contact Marlene Stirrett-Matson.
who we are in the dark 2019. Photography by Jeremy Mimnagh
Banff Residency, 2018. Photography by Jeremy Mimnagh
Creation, Toronto, 2016. Photography by Jeremy Mimnagh