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Peggy Baker Dance Projects

Choreography: Peggy Baker
Lighting Design: Marc Parent
Dancers: Peggy Baker, Ric Brown, Sarah Fregeau, Kate Holden and David Norsworthy

Sep. 23 and 24 at 8 p.m.

Adults: $20
Students/Seniors: $15

In the annual Pro Series, established, internationally acclaimed choreographers, including faculty and guest artists, push the boundaries of contemporary choreography in an evening of provocative performance.

The four kinetic and visually arresting works that make up this year’s Pro Series: SplitScreen all have one unusual feature in common — each dance presents two distinct, but synchronous, lines of action.

The solo from locus plot suspends a solitary figure in the void while others measure the pace of eternity. For Yang, two men vie for dominance, simultaneously performing different versions of the same physically virtuosic solo. Split Screen Stereophonic is a highly charged double duet that uses a stage divided in two to contrast two couples, each veering unstably from intense connection to collapse. epilogue, a meditation on absence and loss, is both a solo for a dancer and a duet for a pair of chairs.

“Peggy is a true dance bohemian: she knows how to play up against contemporary orthodoxy and turn it on its head. It’s why she is a great artist... There is always method in what she does, but what she does is always unexpected and always a joy to watch...”
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

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While in Calgary, Peggy Baker Dance Projects will also present move, an hour-long dance installation designed by Peggy Baker for a cast of 16 performers, including UCalgary dance students, faculty, alumni and professional dancers from the Calgary community.

Cast
UCalgary faculty Marie France Forcier, Melanie Kloetzel and Wojciech Mochniej
UCalgary alumni Meghan Michalsky and Su-Lin Tseng
UCalgary dance students Maryn Bjorndahl, Elizabeth Burney, Ariane Dangelat, Odessa Johnston, Samantha Ketsa, Julia Mitchell, Katie Rogowsky, Waverly Spratt and Frankie Warren
Professional dancers from the Calgary community Tania Alvarado and Helen Husak.

The work premiered at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2009, with subsequent performances at the Art Gallery of Ontario for interior with moving figures, in Market Square in St. Catharines, ON for the Brock Centre for the Arts and at the Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning in Kingston, ON.

move will be presented on Sunday, Sep. 25 at 2 p.m. in the Husky Oil Great Hall of the Rozsa Centre at the University of Calgary.
Admission is free.

move at Nuit Blanche 2009. Photo by Omer Yukseker.