who we are in the dark, Peggy Baker, Banff, 2018. Photography by Jeremy Mimnagh

who we are in the dark


Choreographed by acclaimed Canadian dance artist Peggy Baker, who we are in the dark offers the immediacy of daring contemporary dance; supercharged live music; and sophisticated design elements from artists working with pigment, projection, and light. Jeremy Gara and Sarah Neufeld, both members of Grammy and Juno award-winning rock band Arcade Fire, are joined on stage by seven extraordinary dancers in a work that explores and illuminates shifting identities, betrayals, secrets, and intimacies played out in the dark.


who we are in the dark is a co-production of The CanDance Network Creation Fund, Danse Danse, National Arts Centre, The Banff Centre and Fall for Dance North in partnership with Canadian Stage and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. This work is being developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund.

concept, choreographic composition, direction: Peggy Baker

movement invention: Peggy Baker with the performers

composers/musicians:Jeremy Gara, Sarah Neufeld

visual artist:John Heward

projection:Jeremy Mimnagh

lighting:Marc Parent

costumes:Robyn Macdonald


World Premiere - Toronto

Fall for Dance North /Canadian Stage

Bluma Appel Theatre

Feb 21 - 24, 2019



Danse Danse

Théâtre Maisonneuve

Feb 27 - Mar 2, 2019



Socrates Project

McMaster University

March 6, 2019



Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Eric Harvie Theatre

March 9, 2019


Yukon Arts Centre


March 13, 2019



The Grand Theatre

Regina Rosen Auditorium

Apr 9, 2019



National Arts Centre

Babs Asper Theatre

Apr 12 - 13, 2019

For inquiries please contact me at kate.e.holden@gmail.com