Peggy Baker Dance Projects Opens HE:SHE Tonight
Peggy Baker Dance Projects presents he:she, a powerful evening of multi-dimensional contemporary dance and live music celebrating a world balanced by dualities. he:she features two world premieres, both choreographed by Peggy Baker, and two landmark solos - one choreographed by Baker and performed by Sahara Morimoto, and one masterwork gifted to Baker by esteemed Montreal dance artist Paul-André Fortier. The program runs tonight, March 28 through to Sunday April 6 with performances Wednesdays through Sundays at Toronto's Betty Oliphant Theatre.
Featuring her company of exquisite dancers - Sean Ling, Andrea Nann, Sahara Morimoto, Ric Brown, Mateo Galindo Torres and Baker herself - as well as award-winning pianist John Kameel Farah, cellist supernova Shauna Rolston, and clarinetist Max Christie (principal clarinet National Ballet Orchestra and Esprit Orchestra) - he:she explores the dualities of light/shadow, sound/silence, electronic/acoustic, new/old, male/female, youth/age.
Dancers: Peggy Baker, Ric Brown, Sean Ling, Sahara Morimoto, Andrea Nann and Mateo Galino Torres. Composers: Heather Schmidt, John Kameel Farah, Cha Ka Nin, Alain Thibault. Musicians: clarinetist Max Christie, pianist John Kameel Farah, cellist Shauna Rolston.
Tonight, March 28 - Sunday, April 6, 2014 Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis Street, Toronto Performances: Wed-Sat at 8:30pm, Sun matinee at 4pm Pre-show chat with Peggy Baker 30 minutes prior to each performance
General Admission Wed-Sun: $28 ($23 Students/Seniors/CADA); PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN: Saturday March 29 (door sales only). Box Office: 1-888-838-3006 OR online at www.peggybakerdance.com.
Photo Credit: Makoto Hirata