Ivy Baldwin Dance
Here Rests Peggy


October 20-30, 2010


Here Rests Peggy is an evening-length dance for performers Lawrence Cassella, Eleanor Smith, Katie Workum, and Ivy Baldwin. Peggy is a dance that marches along through time, pushes and pulls, smacks you around, leaves, and returns for more. The performers appear, reappear, and disappear, both physically and emotionally. Removing their skin of normalcy they embrace exposure and explore twisted humor, violence, and human fragility. Inspired by Baldwin’s research fellowship in Bogliasco, Italy, Here Rests Peggy is a dance influenced by the constant crashing of the Ligurian Sea, the dramatic and stylized world of German Expressionist film, and the outrageous life of Peggy Guggenheim.

Here Rests Peggy was made possible by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space program; space at 14 Wall Street is donated by Capstone Equities. Here Rests Peggy was also supported by the William and Karen Tell Foundation and Ivy Baldwin Dance Commissioning Circle member Olivier Rustat.

Choreographed by Ivy Baldwin. Performed by Lawrence Cassella, Eleanor Smith, Katie Workum and Ivy Baldwin. Set Design by Anna Schuleit. Costume Design by Walter Dundervill. Music by Justin Jones. Lighting by Chloe Z. Brown.

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