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Dancing Darkness - Peggy Baker Conjures "Who We Are in the Dark"

Canadian Premiere

Dancing Darkness — Peggy Baker Conjures Who We Are in the Dark”

Ellen Tolmie, V. Tony Hauser

Canada | 2020 | 39 min
English |
Subtitles: English
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Widely recognized as a Canadian national treasure, dancer and choreographer Peggy Baker has been lighting up the world of modern dance since the early 1970s. She has collaborated with some of the biggest names in dance and performed on the most prestigious stages. On the cusp of her sixties, Baker turned to choreography. Stitching together accounts and archival images that show her in the full flow of her art, this documentary explores creative process at its most mysterious and vital. A sensitive and personal depiction of an enormously talented artist.
Dance on Camera Festival, United States (2020)
Director V. Tony Hauser, Ellen Tolmie
Production Laurie Filgiano, Karin Stubenvoll, Ellen Tolmie, V. Tony Hauser

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Ellen Tolmie

Ellen Tolmie

Ellen Tolmie, Director / Producer of DANCING DARKNESS is a photography, film and essay documentarian. She worked as a documentary film producer/co-director for six years (in New York) and an editorial/​documentary photographer for nine years (in Toronto, New York and Bogotá), prior to directing Unicef’s global photography for 23 years (New York). Unicef work included producing, editing and writing numerous photography essays (including a photography book on child rights), online mini-docs and other multimedia productions on international development and rights issues. She returned to Toronto in 2014.

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Chim: Unicef’s first international photographer (2013)
Advocating for children through Unicef photography (2013)
Walk with the People (1986)

V. Tony Hauser

V. Tony Hauser

V. Tony Hauser, Executive Producer / Director / Producer of DANCING DARKNESS, is an arts documentary filmmaker and, for 40-plus years, a portrait and arts performance photographer. In 2019 he was named a Member of the Order of Canada in recognition of this work.
DANCING DARKNESS is Tony Hauser’s first documentary film. For information on his acclaimed photography career, including several art-photography books, see: http://​vtonyhauser​.com

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