Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Stereophonic, Betty Oliphant Theatre
John Kameel Farah | Pianist - John Kameel Farah is a Toronto-based pianist and composer, interested in merging elements of early and Baroque keyboard music, free improvisation, Middle-Eastern music, Electronic Dance Music, and electroacoustics. He studied composition and piano at the University of Toronto, where he received the Glenn Gould Composition Award twice. A recipient of the 2011 K.M. Hunter Artist Award for music, Farah performs regularly in Toronto, and has toured internationally across the UK, Europe, USA, the Middle-East, Brazil, South Korea and Mexico. His CD for two pianos, Pieces of the Earth, is a collaboration with Attila Fias. Farah is currently the electronic composer-in-residence for Soundstreams, commissioned to write a new work for piano and electronics to be premiered in Toronto in 2013. He recently returned from performing a number of concerts in Germany since the new year.
Sarah Fregeau | Dancer, Split Screen Stereophonic_ - Sarah Fregeau is a Toronto/Montréal-based dancer. Since graduating from The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, she has worked with Peggy Baker Dance Projects, blackandblue dance projects, the Canadian Opera Company, Caroline Barrière Danse and José Navas/Compagnie Flak, of which she has been a member since August 2009. Other performances with Peggy Baker Dance Projects include Aleatoria and Night Garden, both for Nuit Blanche
Ben Kamino | Dancer, Split Screen Stereophonic and Encoded Revision_ - Ben Kamino is an artist living and working between Montreal and Toronto. His work has been shown in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Austria. He is a participant of the international nomadic encounter "interferencias" and plays an editorial role of its publication. He guests regularly with Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Pigeons International and Dancemakers. In 2012 Ben performed with Peggy Baker Dance Projects in In the Fire of Conflict and Night Garden.
Sean Ling | Dancer, Split Screen Stereophonic _- Sean Ling joins the cast of Stereophonic after a successful run of Michael Greyeyes' from thine eyes during the Prismatic Festival in Halifax. Other recent work for Peggy Baker Dance Projects includes Night Garden (Nuit Blanche 2012), Piano Quartet (premiered in January 2012), and the trio coalesce, which also toured to New York City and Calgary._ Ling was with Alberta Ballet for five years and moved to Toronto to join Toronto Dance Theatre. During his nine years with TDT, he was in all of Christopher House's full-length works and several created for Toronto Dance Theatre by guest artists.
Sahara Morimoto | Dancer, Split Screen Stereophonic and Aleatoric Solo No. 1 - Born in Tokyo, Japan, Sahara Morimoto is a graduate of Canada's National Ballet School, and later trained at Codarts/ Rotterdam Dance Academie. She has had the privilege of working closely with Peggy Baker, and joined Peggy Baker Dance Projects as Artistic Associate in January 2008. She has assisted rehearsals for various works by Baker, participated in The Choreographer's Trust year three (Unfold and Brute) and performed in Baker's works move, Aleatoria, Night Garden, Yang, Encoded Revision, Geometry of the Circle, solo from Sylvan Quartet, coalesce and Piano/Quartet. Independently, Sahara has danced with the Canadian Children's Dance Theatre, Divertimento Professional Project, AKA Dance, inDANCE and Toronto Dance Theatre.
Andrea Nann | Dancer, In a Landscape - Andrea Nann has a 24-year career as a professional dance artist in Toronto. She was a full-time member of the Danny Grossman Dance Company for fifteen years (1988-2003) where she created, performed, taught and toured major roles from the works of Mr. Grossman and guest choreographers. She is currently an independent choreographer/performer/arts educator, artistic director of Dreamwalker Dance Company and a guest dancer with Peggy Baker Dance Projects (Piano Quartet, coalesce, unfold, move and Aleatoria) and Sarah Chase Dance Projects. Nann has received three Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations for Outstanding Performance as well as a nomination for Outstanding Choreography (Beside Each Other co-created with Brendan Wyatt). Nann's Dreamwalker Dance Company also produces The Whole Shebang, an annual multi-arts festival celebrating cultural and artistic diversity. She is a graduate of York University's Department of Fine Arts, and a Resident Artist at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts (since 2009).
Performances will play the Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Wed-Sat at 8:30pm, Sun matinee at 4pm General Admission Wed-Sun: $30 ($25 Students/Seniors/CADA); Premium Tickets: $75 available for Sunday March 3 (includes show and Meet-the-Artists Reception after); PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN: Thursday, February 28 (door sales only). Box Office: 1-800-838-3006 OR online at www.peggybakerdance.com.
Photo (by Makoto Hirata): Sean Ling, Sahara Morimoto in rehearsal for Peggy Baker Dance Projects' Stereophonic.