Peggy Baker Dance Projects



The Perfect Word


Sep 15 07:00 PM

Sep 16 07:00 PM

Sep 17 07:00 PM

Sep 18 02:00 PM


Silo #3



Artist Details


Project Description:
Staged in the silo once home to the snow display in “The Wild World of Weather” exhibition, The Perfect Word is a dance installation that includes a succession of six-minute solos by a cast of ten dancers. Mounted by the prestigious Peggy Baker Dance Projects, The Perfect Word interrogates the symbolic meaning of key words that relate to the natural world, our bodies, and the objects we make and use. Blending movement, voice, and projection, the project hinges on explorations that traverse many global languages, in an attempt to explore the subtlety, tenuousness, and embodiedness of communication. Throughout the project, audience members are invited to contribute their voices to an interactive soundscape and projection design by Debashis Sinha.

Video: Jeremy Mimnagh
Technical supervision: James Kendal
Custom stage: Larry Hahn
Producer: Meredith Potter Arts Management
Metcalf Foundation Arts Management Intern: Rachel Penny
Manager, Communications and Development: Mirette A. Shoeir

About Peggy Baker Dance Projects:
Peggy Baker Dance Projects creates transformative dance experiences that have toured across Canada and around the world. One of Canada’s most acclaimed dance artists, Peggy Baker leads her company in the creation of new works and dance installations, and offers unique opportunities for participation in dance and dance education for people of all ages and abilities. Winner of a Governor General’s Award, the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Walter Carsen Prize and many other accolades, Peggy’s artistry and stagecraft have been the driving force behind her signature dance works since her company began in 1990.