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Press are welcome to the background materials available at this site. We'll provide fair-use quotation from press notices as they appear. We'll include pointers to online press-coverage when we find some.
From selected press notices for the world premiere:
This 26-minute documentary about the passing of a signature role from one dancer to another is a fascinating look at how artists inhabit the dances they perform. It's also a look at how dancers become possessed and transformed by their art. Illustraing the process in startlingly candid ways are Susan Macpherson and Peggy Baker, both of Toronto. Making a cameo appearance is Paul-André Fortier, the Montreal choreographer whose work Non Coupable (No Guilt) Macpherson is now passing to Baker. The transfer is agony for Macpherson, who imbues the dance with tremendous personal meaning. It is similarly difficult for Baker who is challenged by the work's brazen sexuality.
Then there's John Faichney's No Guilt, which chronicles Quebec choreographer Paul-André Fortier's struggle to hand over the reins of an established dance piece called Non Coupable from originating artist Susan Macpherson to replacement Peggy Baker. It's an emotionally draining work, which also requires its star to drag around two heavy rocks. Listening in on Baker's rehearsal process gives us valuable insight into the psychology behind the footwork, while Faichney opens things up further by staging Macpherson's final performance inside a half-flooded underground tunnel.
Additional notices may be available by mail or fax; call Personæ in Toronto, Canada, at (416) 820-6739. Or send us email, including your phone/fax numbers, and when is a good time to reach you.
What about pictures?
Pictures are available to press on request. Currently we are only able to make available 35mm transparencies. We can also arrange for transmission of higher-resolution versions of the JPEG images featured elsewhere in this site.