Reviewed by Paula Citron
interior with moving figures
Peggy Baker Dance projects
Choreography by Baker and Doug Varone
Art Gallery of Ontario
interior with moving figures is Peggy Baker’s clever show at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Four different works are performed simultaneously and continuously in four different galleries.
Audience members can choose their own order of viewing, and may stay as long or as little as they wish at each piece, in what is an intimate encounter with dance. The length of the concert is 70 minutes.
Each gallery has been chosen specifically as a match for each work. This perfect melding of live action and the visual environment informs both the dance and the paintings/sculpture.
My recommendation is to start at the top and work down. The ground floor pieces are close together, so do the farthest afield first. Also, make sure you see the Walker Court work from the second floor gallery as well. The bird’s eye view is entirely different from being on the ground level.
interior with moving figures continues at the AGO, May 14, 15 and 18.