Peggy Baker: In Conversation with The Dance Current

By Julye Huggins
Peggy Baker: androgyny, modern dance, and Brute

The Dance Current Special InterviewThis month The Dance Current is featuring online essay excerpts from The Choreographer’s Trust by Peggy Baker. The DVD and booklet series which chronicle the project are available for long-term loan from Dance Collection Danse (DCD) in Toronto. Begun in 2002, the project involves six works and twelve dance artists, and also includes Benesh notation scores.In this interview with The Dance Current’s editor Kathleen Smith, Baker shares some thoughts on androgyny, modern dance and her work Brute (1994).Also, coming up May 18th and 19th, Baker’s solo Sylvan Quartet (1997), is remounted for the first time on another dancer, Sahara Morimoto. According to the company’s website, “images of the sylvan world - trees, birds, deer, foxes - emerge and dissolve in a lament for the forests we appear so intent on destroying.”
Learn more:Peggy Baker Dance Projects

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