Midi Onodera

Move (2009)

On October 3, 2009 as part of the citywide arts extravaganza, Nuit Blanche, Peggy Baker choreographed a 12 minute work with twenty-four dancers. They performed move on the hour, every hour from 7pm to 6 am the following morning. Music was provided by Debashis Sinha, Ben Grossman and Phil Strong. Between each dance performance there was an audio-video installation by Debashis Sinha. This video is a record of the entire event. One second of video was shot every 30 seconds during this 11 hour performance.

Twenty-four dancers advance across the floor in a rolling, meditative pattern. Their spiralling movements evoke the raked sand of a Zen garden. After each cycle of the dance, an audio-visual installation by Debashis Sinha energizes the room.–Nuit Blanche catalogue


Presented by: Peggy Baker Dance Projects & Canada’s National Ballet School

Choreography: Peggy Baker

Audio-video installation: Debashis Sinha

Sean Ling / Sahara Morimoto
Gillian McPhail / Robin McPhail
Christine Birch / Elise Rowan
Brittany Duggan / Andrea Lithgow
Ric Brown/ David Houle
Lorraine Aston or Irit Amichai / Tomoko Uchino
Zihao Li / Kate Stashko
Meryem Alaoui / Heather Berry
Liisa Murray / Niki Wozniak
Nicole Nigro / Jessica Wilson
Jillian Clarke / Alicia Lee Davis
Hilary Brown / Matt Owen

Debashis Sinha
Ben Grossman
Phil Strong

Camera & Editing: Midi Onodera

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Posted October 10, 2009