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Peggy Baker Dance Projects: move

May 8th, 2011

interior with moving figures

Wednesday May 11, 7:00pm

Saturday May 14, 2:00pm

Sunday May 15, 2:00pm

Wednesday May 18, 7:00pm

A dance inspired by Zen dry gardens and the paintings of George Tooker, move (2009) is Peggy Baker Dance Projects’ first major ensemble work, and one of four dances in interior with moving figures.  Performed by 16 dancers in the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Walker Court,  with music by Debashis Sinha  move distills and illuminates fundamental dualities of dance practice: touching and being touched; watching and being witnessed; and movement through the body and that same body’s movement through space.  Walker Court is at the centre of the AGO, and audiences will be able to gaze down upon the dance from staircases and balconies.

move is one of four works that will be performed in four different galleries throughout the AGO on May 11 and 18 at 7pm and on May 14 and 15 at 2pm.  For each performance, all four works will run for 70 minutes and will continue in an uninterrupted cycle for the length of the show, allowing patrons to wander between the galleries to discover the next dance. Admission is included with the price of entry to the AGO. The performance schedule includes two Wednesday nights, when the AGO is free after 6pm.

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