Part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Sunset to sunrise, October 4 through October 5, 2014
Choreography: Peggy Baker
Soundscape and Projection Design: Debashis Sinha
Dancers: Meryem Alaoui (Arabic), Nova Bhattacharya (Bengali), Zhenya Cerneacov (Russian), Jesse Dell (Cree), Sarah Fregeau (English), Ana Groppler (German), Louis Laberge-Côté (French), Sahara Morimoto (Japanese), Mateo Galindo Torres (Spanish), William Yong (Cantonese)
Peggy Baker’s fourth Scotiabank Nuit Blanche dance installation sets ten dancers in motion, each performing a six-minute solo in succession, cycling for the full twelve hours. The performers dance while describing, in their mother tongues, the symbolic meaning of key words that relate to the natural world, our bodies, and the objects we make and use. Each audience member is invited to contribute their voice to an interactive soundscape and projection design by Debashis Sinha. The Perfect Word blends movement, voice, and projected image to create an evolving anthology of human language.
The Perfect Word is co-produced with Canada’s National Ballet School and takes place in the Betty Oliphant Theatre. Hot chocolate and water will be available to audiences throughout the night. The venue is accessible to wheelchairs and public washrooms are available.
To learn more about the full Scotiabank Nuit Blanche program, please visit scotiabanknuitblanche.ca.