Sunday May 22, 2011
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre invites you to a wonderful dance event with the winning dancer and choreographer Peggy Baker.
Peggy will be coming to Burlington on Sunday, May 22, 2011 to present….
Inside the Art – The Power of Gesture
11:30am-12:30pm Arrive at the studio to sign in. Muffins and refreshments will be available at no cost in the lobby before and after the performance.
12:30 -130pm Peggy Baker performance: Inside the Art – The Power of Gesture
Celebrated dancer and choreographer Peggy Baker reveals the ideas and methods that can inform her work. She explores the power of gesture, a choreographic element that can define character, distill the charge of emotion, or reveal the essence of musical accompaniment with striking economy and impact. Ms. Baker discussed and demonstrates the potency of gesture through a series of dances that employ this essential choreographic device in very different ways.
2-3pm Dance Class taught by Peggy Baker
After attending Peggy Baker’s performance “inside the Art – The Power of Gesture”, you may observe or participate in a one-hour dance class led by Peggy. This class is for teen and adult dancers only and there is limited space available.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE DANCE CLASS?
Peggy Baker brings the richness, depth, and immediacy of her physical practice into play in a class driven by dynamism and musicality, and focused on an exploration of the expressive and kinetic potential of our bodies. At play in the movement material are principles of the Graham, Limon and Cunningham techniques, as well as the contemporary influences of choreographers James Kudelka, Paul-Andre Fortier, Lar Lubovitch, Mark Morris, Doug Varone and Melissa Fenley.