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locus plot
Betty Oliphant Theatre
Toronto, ON
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locus plot
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ONLINE ticket sales end 4 hours prior to the performance.
Pre-show chat with Peggy Baker 30 minutes prior to each performance
choreography: Peggy Baker
composer and musician: John Kameel Farah.
vocalography: Fides Krucker
math consultant: John Mighton
costumes: Robyn Macdonald
lighting design: Marc Parent
dancers: Ric Brown, Sarah Fregeau, Kate Holden, Sean Ling, Sahara Morimoto,

locus plot is a dynamic new, full-evening work inspired by pristine mathematical equations  intensified by voice, live music and charged physical interactions.

Legendary dance artist Peggy Baker deepens her artistry as an ensemble choreographer with this ambitious new show, her first full-length ensemble work in a rich and varied 40-year career previously dedicated to the creation and performance of solo works.

For locus plot, "I'm spinning off on pristine mathematical equations that describe movement in space," enthuses Baker. Five exceptional company dancers  Ric Brown, Sarah Fregeau, Kate Holden, Sean Ling and Sahara Morimoto  disrupt the underpinnings of schematic mathematical formulae as they explode, collapse and slide into dramatic dance-theatre scenes, while handwritten equations and locus diagrams are projected over the stage.

Baker enlisted three brilliant artists in the development of locus plot. Mathematician John Mighton (Governor General's Award-winning playwright) helped her navigate the mathematics that inspired the movement, while vocalographer Fides Krucker brings, according to Baker, a new "dimension into my work through vocalization, and it's been transformative for me." Pianist and electronic music composer John Kameel Farah created the score, which he performs live.

Costumes are by Robyn Macdonald and lighting design is by Marc Parent, who won a 2013 Dora Award for Baker's Stereophonic and was nominated in 2014 for Peggy Baker's Aleatoric Duet No.2 (he:she).
locus plot runs 60 minutes with no intermission
locus plot is made possible by the generosity of:

Lead Underwriters: The Bennett Family Foundation, Martha Burns,  Joan & Jerry Lozinski, & The McLean Foundation.

Supporters: Gail Drummond and Bob Dorrance, The Hal Jackman Foundation, Robert Sirman, and Craig Thorburn & Cindy Caron Thorburn.

The ensemble is made possible by the generosity of: Roger Greenwald, Zella Wolofsky & Douglas Wright.


Betty Oliphant Theatre (View)
404 Jarvis Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 2G6


Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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