Produced by Peggy Baker Dance Projects
The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West
February 21–26, 2017
SplitScreen is a supercharged evening of four dances that each present two distinct but synchronous lines of action.
Featuring five of the most extraordinary dancers on the Toronto scene—Peggy Baker, Ric Brown, Sarah Fregeau, Kate Holden, and David Norsworthy—the program includes the sumptuous solo from locus plot; Yang, simultaneous and hyper-athletic solos for two men; Split Screen Stereophonic, a high-intensity double duet that contrasts the dynamics and tensions of two couples; and epilogue, a meditation on absence and loss performed by Peggy Baker and Philadelphia-based guitarist Tim Motzer.
With Dora Award-winning lighting from Montreal’s Marc Parent, as well as music from the trans-Atlantic electronica chamber duo Knuckleduster and Belgium’s Thierry De Mey, SplitScreen is a visual and sonic tour-de-force from one of Canada’s most inventive and celebrated dance artists.
Following the performance audience members can enjoy live music in the gallery by Tim Motzer and a succession of duet partners drawn from some of Toronto’s most acclaimed players including Rich Brown, Joshua Van Tassel, Debashis Sinha, Fides Krucker and Robin Buckley.
Choreography: Peggy Baker
Lighting: Marc Parent
solo from locus plot (2015)
Dancer: Kate Holden with Ric Brown, Sarah Fregeau, and David Norsworthy
Music: John Kameel Farah
Costumes: Robyn Macdonald
Dancers: Ric Brown and David Norsworthy
Music: Thierry de Mey
Costumes: Caroline O’Brien
Split Screen Stereophonic (2013)
Dancers: Sarah Fregeau and David Norsworthy, Kate Holden and Ric Brown
Music: Knuckleduster/Debashis Sinha and Robert Lippok
Costumes: Jennifer Dallas
Set: Larry Hahn
Dancer: Peggy Baker
Music: Tim Motzer
Tuesday, February 21 – 8:00pm – Opening Night
Wednesday, February 22 – 8:00pm
Thursday, February 23 – 8:00pm
Friday, February 24 – 8:00pm
Saturday, February 25 – 3:00pm
Saturday, February 25 – 8:00pm
Sunday, February 26 – 4:00pm