Inspired by the 1980 seminal David Byrne/Brian Eno album, Remain in Light is a phenomenal aggregate of funk, hip hop, afro beat, minimalism, punk, ambient and electronica. The album demurs from fusion and meets on another harmonic plane of collaborative engagement. Remain in Light celebrates meeting the “otherness” of the natural world with this same collaborative engagement. From that spirit of welcome and wonder we may hope to transform our relationship to our earth and to one another, to one of enlightened inclusion. Inclusion when well-tended for its uniqueness, transforms to belonging. And, belonging is everything.
Brigid Baker is choreographer, educator, director of 6th Street Dance Studio and Brigid Baker Wholeproject, her dance company. Baker’s work derives from her companion practice, Lightbody, an innovation in breath, undulations, sound, and tracings. Lightbody reveals unconscious movement potentials through patterned neural tracings, and movement language emerges from this source. The practice is a growing force in the larger field of movement study for dancers and non-dancers, with special dedication to the subtle energy field of expression.
Baker’s work engages in multi-disciplinary production and environments but the well spring from which all elements emerge is founded in pure dance. Her work is formal and elastic, and designed for non-traditional settings as well as proscenia, having originated with her museum work, Echo in 1979 with Robert Irwin’s Two Drawings, Neuberger Museum. She also creates stand-alone environmental installations.
Baker danced with Mel Wong and Dancers Company NYC. She holds a BFA in dance from SUNY College at Purchase.
Baker’s work commissions include Malandain Ballet Biarritz FR, and Saison Temps D’Aimer Festival. Teaching positions include Dance Space in NYC, national studios and dance festivals in Latin America and Europe and composition at New World School of the Arts, FL. Primarily she teaches at her studio where her company performs, presenting in an intimate home setting. Residencies and awards include, 3 Knight Arts Challenge grants, current work Miami Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box, New Times Mastermind, New Times #28 of 100 creatives, Star Award, Dance Miami’s Choreographers fellowship, 2 Atlantic Philanthropies Gift from the Trust, CAPS and was a finalist for the United States Artist Fellowship.
Remain in Light at Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W Flagler St. Miami, FL 33135. Performances Thursday, October 31, Friday, November 1, and Saturday, November 2, and Sunday, November 3 at 8pm. For tickets, visit www.MiamiDadeCountyAuditorium.org. Brought to you by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.