Peggy Baker- Panellist/From Self-Realization to Leadership
Peggy Baker has been a vivid presence in contemporary dance for four decades, performing internationally in the work of Lar Lubovitch, Mark Morris (with Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project), Doug Varone, Tere O’Connor, Molissa Fenley, and Charles Moulton (NY); and with Fortier Danse-Creation (Montreal); Dancemakers and Toronto Dance Theatre. She established Peggy Baker Dance Projects in 1990, and for the first 20 years she dedicated herself to solo performance, winning rapturous praise for the eloquence and depth of her dancing, and accolades for her collaborative partnerships with extraordinary musicians and designers. Since 2010 her choreography has focused on works for small ensemble. Her many honours include Walter Carsen Prize, the Governor General’s Award, the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Order of Canada, five Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the George Luscombe Mentorship Award and Honorary Doctorates from the University of Calgary and York. Ms. Baker is is Artist-in-Residence at Canada’s National Ballet School. Visit peggybakerdance.com for more.
Photo credit Vikram Dasgupta