locus plot dancer: Sahara Morimoto

And last, but definitely not least, it’s time to meet Sahara Morimoto. Over the past few weeks we’ve been getting to know each of the five dancers in locus plot. If this is your first time reading, be sure to scroll down to the beginning to meet Sarah Fregeau, Sean Ling, Kate Holden and Ric Brown.
Since joining Peggy Baker Dance Projects as Artistic Associate in 2008, Sahara has worked closely with Peggy and has taught at the August Intensive for the past four years. She participated in the Choreographer’s Trust Year Three (Unfold and Brute), and performs in Peggy’s works Aleatoria, Aleatoric Solo No. 1, coalesce, Encoded Revision, Geometry of the Circle, land / body / breath, move, Night Garden, Piano/Quartet, Split Screen Stereophonic, Sylvan Quartet, Yang and The Perfect Word.


PBDP: On your way to rehearsal, what are you listening to?
SM: I go through phases, so no one in particular. Currently I’ve been going back and forth between Damien Rice, Balkan Beat Box, and Reynaldo Hahn.

What’s your favourite snack?
I think all of PBDP dancers can agree on chocolate. Especially the dark ones:)

Where are you from originally?
Tokyo, Japan

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Here, there, and everywhere…!

Tell me about your first dance class.
My parents didn’t want me to wear “girlish” clothes and styled me to have a chique look instead. The colour pallet of my wardrobe was mainly black, white, grey, brown, khaki, beige … no red nor pink with exception of one long sleeve red shirt, and black sweater with pink letters on it. I secretly was dreaming to dress in girly outfits but was too shy to ask for it, so I was heavenly excited in my first dance class to wear the “assigned” pink tights, pink ballet slippers, and pink leotard with skirt!!!

Be sure to catch all of our incredible dancers in locus plot, April 24 – May 3. 


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