Kathleen Hiley Solo Projects Full-Length Production
Winnipeg, MB • November 17-18, 2017
Kathleen Hiley Solo Projects celebrates a full length evening of rarely seenclassic worksby venerated dance pioneer, Isadora Duncan, and Canada’s Mother of Modern Dance, Rachel Browne. This compelling evening of dance includes a diverse range of historic repertoire from these two great masters. Solo artist Kathleen Hiley, recognized for her dramatic, evocative and expressive interpretations by critics and audiences alike, is highlighted in this captivating program of physical, emotionally charged and stimulating choreography. She strives to fulfill the artistry, humanity, and commitment necessary to touch and move audiences through dance. The performance features the live accompaniment of the spectacular Alexander Tselyakov, whom is counted in the ranks of Canada’s leading concert pianists. Kathleen Hiley Solo Projects premieres November 17 & 18, 2017 at the Gas Station Arts Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and the Winnipeg Arts Council.
Gas Station Arts Centre
445 River Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets available at the door or Online
Alexandra Elliott (with Hilary Anne Crist) || dance
Richard Inman || music
jaymez (with Ming Hon) || new live video work
Friday, September 22 || 8pm
Saturday, September 23 || 8pm
Sunday, September 24 || 8pm
618 Valour Road
(church converted house)
because I wanted to show my work, but not an entire hour of my work.
so i asked hilary to help me curate a show with other performers.
i must credit Amelia Ehrhardt from Dancemakers for planting the seed.
$10 + loose cash for beer/wine
(tickets available soon)
We really hope to see you there, it’s going to be a special night.
A NEW PERFORMANCE WORK
by Zorya Arrow
Arne MacPherson, Arlo Reva, Emma Beech, Bo van der Midden and
September 5-10, 2017
The B-Zone, 558 Ellice Avenue
Doors at 7:30pm Nightly
Show @ Sunset: Sept 5, 8:02 pm - Sept 6, 8:00 pm - Sept 7, 7:58 pm - Sept 8, 7:56 pm - Sept 9, 7:54 pm - Sept 10, 7:52 pm
Tickets: $20 cash at the door.
Limited seating available. For reservations: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204-990-1551.
The venue is not wheelchair accessible, gender neutral washroom.
About the Show:
The sun sets. The colour red. Pink, orange.
Real life altering things happen, most often, we keep going.
Invited to witness humanity in the raw, this process based work speaks to audiences through intimacy, transparency and exhaustion. The dynamic cast of much too much to say has informed the work’s contents, developed around the concept of identity as a verb.
Zorya Arrow has established herself in the Winnipeg community as an innovative creator. Her work as a performer and creator in both dance and theatre is physical, theatrical, and offers a unique, refreshing approach to contemporary performance.
For more about Zorya visit www.zoryaarrow.com
Company Link is an organization dedicated to the Experimental Theatre and Dance artist living and working in Winnipeg. Through training, presentation, and forums we support the development of work that is driven by artistic vision and work that resists definition within traditional categories.
Artistic Director - Tom Stroud
Associate Artistic Director - Ali Robson
For more information visit www.companylinkwpg.com
or contact Ali Robson
Financial assistance provided by the Manitoba Arts Council
A small performance event featuring the work of Larry Glawson, Nic Krueger Vyas (Violent Screech), D-Anne Kuby, Doug Melnyk, and Maggie Nagle
Presented with the support of Young Lungs Dance Exchange
Doors open at 7:30, performance at 8:00 (approximately 35 minutes), and then we can mingle and chat about whatever we feel inclined to chat about until it feels like we're done...
Admission is free - donations to YLDE gratefully accepted
Sadly, the venue is not wheelchair accessible
link to facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/209949539538906/?active_tab=about
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art proudly presents:
STAGES: Drawing the Curtain
A series of temporary public sculptures and performances throughout Winnipeg
ARTISTS - Abbas Akhavan • Toronto | Pablo Bronstein • London, UK | Erica Eyres • Glasgow | Toril Johannessen • Tromsø, Norway | Kara Hamilton • Toronto | Federico Herrero • San José, Costa Rica | Divya Mehra • Winnipeg | Krista Belle Stewart • Vancouver | Ron Tran • Vancouver
* French and English on our website:
* Programmed events will be posted to the page wall - keep posted for updates!
After extended engagement with the artists and the city of Winnipeg, Plug In ICA is proud to present STAGES: Drawing the Curtain, a public art project that situates nine temporary public sculptures and performances throughout the city. This public exhibition develops from the concept of the stage – as an active site for performance, a structural or sculptural space, and a point of attention. From this point of departure, the artists have produced artworks that merge their material and theoretical concerns with reflections on the stage, different notions of “public” and “space”; and finally, the city itself as a performative site of fluctuating and active meaning.
Winnipeg is the setting for all the artwork, the site where everything takes place and as such is a character in each of the artworks. It shifts between stable ground and decentered meaning. STAGES is presented on Treaty One Territory, the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Métis, Cree, Dakota and Oji-Cree Nations. There is a beginning from which many narratives are manufactured about this place, and although most of the works do not directly reference the city they engage Winnipeg as a site and its citizens as performers and audience members.
Projects will take place over the span of two weeks between August 18th and September 4th and occupy assorted spaces including the historic Hudson’s Bay Company building in its abandoned basement and on the fourth floor; CKUW radio station; the highly ornate and embellished central hall of Fort Garry Place Mall, a public park fountain void of its original monument, an unused amphitheater and a roving flatbed truck.
It is implausible to sum up the aims of the exhibition and the artists within it. Locating it within the frame of the audience who receives it is an even a larger unknown. So STAGES is grounded in a place, reflected on by the institution of Plug In ICA and the artists its invites, and hinged on the romance of chance encounters both open and awkward, and an interested audience who will see ‘the stage’ set as a whole with its mix of objects and performances, moving, breathing.
Artists will be in attendance for the STAGES LAUNCH PARTY on Friday, August 18th from 7pm to 11pm on our rooftop at 460 Portage Avenue. Everyone is Welcome – all our programing is free for all • Cash bar will be open •
Abbas Akhavan (scheduled performances)
Bonnycastle Park fountain, 260 Assiniboine Avenue
Pablo Bronstein (scheduled performances)
Fort Garry Place, 20 Fort Street
Erica Eyres (sculpture)- TBA
Kara Hamilton (sculpture)
Bonnycastle Park amphitheater, 260 Assiniboine Avenue
Federico Herrero (painted intervention)
Tunnel connecting City Hall and Centennial Concert Hall, lower level, 555 Main Street
Toril Johannessen (sound installation)
4th floor, Hudson’s Bay, 450 Portage Avenue
Krista Belle Stewart (installation/ sculpture)
Basement, Hudson’s Bay, 450 Portage Avenue
Ron Tran (sculpture)
The Forks, 1 Forks Market Road
STAGES: Drawing the Curtain is made possible through Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter Program with the support of The Winnipeg Foundation and key sponsors Susan Glass & Arni Thorsteinson; and Daniel Friedman & Rob Dalgliesh.
Our community partners include: Tourism Winnipeg, Alliance Française Manitoba, Urbanink, Cityplace Mall (Triovest), Portage Place Shopping Centre, Alt Hotel, Alpha Masonry, CKUW, Edison Properties and Fillip.
Plug In ICA extends our heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors, valued members, and dedicated volunteers. We acknowledge the sustaining support of our Director’s Circle. You all make a difference.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We thank the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for their support of our 2016 and 2017 program, as well as Wawanesa Insurance for the direct support of our youth programs.
Plug In ICA relies on community support to remain free and accessible to all, and enable us to continue to present excellent programs. Please consider becoming a member of Plug In ICA and a donor at https://plugin.org/support or by contacting Angela Forget: email@example.com
For media enquiries contact Sarah Nesbitt at firstname.lastname@example.org. For general information please contact: email@example.com or call 1.204.942.1043
Image: Pablo Bronstein, performance audition in Fort Garry Place
Holy Wild, brings together Tanja Woloshen, and Lise McMillan, for a new contemporary dance work. As a surreal experiencing of our relationships to wilderness, Holy Wild is a calling to freedom, finding, & getting lost, a diptych of wayfinding.
Conception + Design + Performance: Tanja Woloshen
World Premiere: 17, 18, 19 August 2017
at Cre8ery Gallery and Studio 125 Adelaide St 2nd floor
8pm Performance/ Doors open 7:30pm
Reception to follow performance on 19 August
Limited seating available; Please reserve: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets $15 with advanced reservation/ $20 at the door- cash only
Photo: Michelle Panting
Tanja Faylene Woloshen BA Hon/ MFA/ BEd
Tanja is a contemporary dance artist and educator, with a profound curiosity for Butoh; she continues to research, practice, and share the cosmos of this form. She is inspired by the holistic imagination, and embodied knowledge. Her work focuses on themes of recognition, otherness, and non-linear identity. Recently she has collaborated with many fabulous dance, theatre, and visual artists, including, Lise McMillan, Mia van Leeuwen, Natasha Torres-Garner, Ming Hon, Andraea Sartison, and Sarah Anne Johnson. Upcoming projects include a dance presentation at the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) annual conference, movement design for Theatre Projects Manitoba’s upcoming season, and further development for Mia van Leeuwen’s Destroy She Said: Part Two!! www.tanjafaylenewoloshen.org
Lise McMillan is an independent dance artist based in Manitoba. Lise has performed in Canada and abroad with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (2007-2014) in works by Sasha Ivanochko, Susie Burpee, Serge Bennathan, Brent Lott, and Rachel Browne. Independent work includes Sinha Danse, C. Medina Dance (Austria), Delfos Danza (Mexico) and independent creators Johanna Riley, Alex Elliott, Treasure Waddell, Natasha Torres-Garner and Tanja Woloshen. Lise is the co-director of TheDancePost, an organization serving Winnipeg’s dance milieu. Lise holds her B.A Honours Degree in Dance, and is a graduate of the Professional Program of The School of Contemporary Dancers.
REVISIONS is a series of works exploring temporal instability and a reimagining of the progression of time. Presented by Video Pool Media Arts Centre with support from Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts.
Featuring recipients of the New Artist in Media Art Award and Media Production Fund:
Natalie Baird & Jillian Groening
When: Aug. 4 - 18th, 2017
Where: Poolside Gallery and Platform Gallery, 1st and 2nd floor, 100 Arthur St.
Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents the World Premiere of Vespers
Centennial Concert Hall
May 10-13, 2017 | 7:30 pm
May 14, 2017 | 2 pm
A New Ballet Choreographed to Claudio Monteverdi’s ‘Vespers, 1610’
We welcome the Spring of 2017 with a new creation based on the music of Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers. Vespers means “evening prayer” and for over four hundred years have certainly stood the test of time. It remains well known to this day - a true testament to the music’s remarkable power and quality.
All Ages show
Purchased online: https://buy.rwb.org/single/EventListing.aspx
Six month anniversary of my lover’s death,
Six month anniversary of this project's first showing,
International Dance Day.
Zorya Arrow presents phase three of...
Video Screening: 7-10pm
The stories of all who were present with me when I received the most heart breaking phone call of my life.
Bring cash, refreshments available
AT POOLSIDE GALLERY
2ND FLOOR, ART SPACE,
221-100 Arthur St.
ANTHING BUT ABSOLUTE ZERO
APRIL 27-29 / 8PM*
2 WORLD PREMEIRES! TEDD ROBINSON’S NEW DUET ON ROBYN THOMSON KACKI & SUSIE BURPEE & A NEW DUET BY LOCAL ARTIST JANELLE HACAULT AND MONTREAL’S JASON MARTIN; PLUS THE REMOUNT OF BRENT LOTT’S Boxstruck PERFORMED BY WCD DANCERS.
Cotton Handkerchiefs and Dog's Tears
An enigmatic new duet choreographed by Walter Carsen Award winning Tedd Robinson, performed by Winnipeg’s own Robyn Thomson Kacki and Dora Award Winning artist Susie Burpee. Encounter worlds within worlds and experience the ritual and the magic of Cotton Handkerchiefs and Dog's Tears. With the generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council, and the O'Neill Family Trust
GEARSHIFTING Performance Works
is pleased to present
featuring the work of Guest Choreographer, Marie-Josee Chartier
Two performances only!
Friday, April 21 @ 8pm
Saturday, April 22 @ 8pm
The Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Ave.
Advance tickets available at www.gearshifting.org, $20/$25
“Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.”
– Charles Baudelaire
Sixteen exceptional performers.
Eight dances: each a world of its own.
Toronto-based, Guest Choreographer, Marie-Josee Chartier, creates a dynamic visual score which enraptures both our eyes and our ears.
Set to the powerful music of Linda C. Smith, Rodney Sharman, James Tenney and Nick Storring, Chartier invites us to witness how movement transforms music and vice versa, inviting us to see the beauty, intimacy and complexity of each composition.
As we visualize the music through the dancers' bodies, each dance becomes a short story crafted by Chartier's contemporary imagination.
Concept, Choreography and Direction: Marie-Josee Chartier
Additional choreography in collaboration with the performers.
Guest Artist from Toronto - Darryl Tracy
Winnipeg dancers - Krista Nicholson, Jillian Groening, Helene Le Moullec Mancini, Elise Page, Carol-Ann Bohrn, Jessica Southgate, Camila Schujman, Natasha Torres-Garner, Jolene Bailie, Aaron Paul, Shawn Maclaine, Mark Dela Cruz, Philippe Alexandre-Jacques, plus Winnipeg actors - Arne MacPherson and Eric Blais.
Gearshifting Performance Works gratefully acknowledges the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, The Manitoba Arts Council and The Winnipeg Arts Council. www.gearshifting.org
Please note: PERFORMANCE CONTAINS NUDITY
ABOUT MARIE-JOSEE CHARTIER
A multi-faceted artist, Marie-Josée Chartier moves easily between the worlds of dance, music, opera and multi-media in the roles of choreographer, performer, director, vocalist or teacher.
Her choreographic repertoire of thirty-five works is greatly influenced by contemporary visual art, music and literature in terms of concept, composition and dynamic structure. From there, personal themes weave themselves to create works that try to decipher, expose or deconstruct the vulnerability of human beings.
These choreographic works have been presented nationally in dance series and festivals such as the Canada Dance Festival, Dancing on the Edge, New Dance Horizons, Tangente, DanceWorks, and abroad in Potsdam, Prague, Vienna, Paris, Gent, Singapore, New York, Bogotà, Mexico and Santo Domingo. Ms. Chartier has received numerous choreographic commissions from solo artists and companies notably Vestige for Toronto Dance Theatre, fifty-one pieces of silver for Dancemakers, étude pour deux mammifères for Kaeja d’Dance, La Lourdeur des Cendres for Four Chambers dance project and How to Wrestle an Angel for Old Men Dancing. Her work has been the subject of documentary films shown on national television and in diverse film festivals.
She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards notably the 2001 K.M. Hunter Artist Award, the 2015 Jacqueline Lemieux Prize, nine Dora Mavor Moore Awards nominations in categories of choreography, direction and performance, a finalist for the Muriel Sherrin Award from the Toronto Arts Foundation honoring International Achievement in Dance. She won the 2002 Dora for fifty-one pieces of silver and shared with the multi-disciplinary collective URGE two Dora awards for And by the way Miss. Since 2000, Marie-Josée Chartier has been active as a choreographer and director in music, multi-media and opera productions and collaborates regularly with Queen of Puddings Music Theatre, the Gryphon Trio, Toca Loca, Tapestry Opera and l’Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal as a resident director since 2005.
Marie-Josée Chartier continues to dance and her performing career has taken her on international and national stages as a freelance artist and with dance companies from Montreal and Toronto. She is also active as a guest teacher in major training centres and universities in Canada as well as in Latin America in the field of modern dance, movement for singers and musicians, voice exploration and improvisation. She is the co-founder of the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists (CADA).
ABOUT GEARSHIFTING PERFORMANCE WORKS
Gearshifting Performance Works was founded in Winnipeg, Manitoba, by Artistic Director, Jolene Bailie. Originally initiated in 2000 to support the growth of Jolene Bailie’s successful career as a solo artist, the company operates year round and has grown slowly, wisely and successfully over seventeen years, earning a reputation for presenting quality work, providing meaningful work for the community, professional development for artists, and a continuous history of engaging with the public. The company has worked with Guest Artists/Collaborators since its inception, hired project-based dancers since 2005 and has presented ensemble work since 2009. The company was incorporated in 2005 and gained charitable status in 2009.
Jolene Bailie/Gearshifting Performance Works has presented shows annually in Winnipeg since 2000 and toured extensively. The work has been self-presented and produced on hundreds of occasions as well as presented by nationally and internationally recognized companies, presenters, museums, festivals and art galleries including:
Today Art Museum (9 performances, Beijing, 2015), Bill Evans Dance Company (Guest Artist, Providence, Rhode Island, 2015), The Xi’an Art Museum (6 performances, China, 2014), Bill Evans Dance Company (Guest Artist, Rochester, New York, 2009), The American Dance Festival (American Dance Festival/Hollins MFA Program, 2012), the Inbound Festival at The Joyce SoHo in New York City (3 full length solo shows, 2008), New Dance Alliance’s 20th Anniversary Performance Mix Festival at the Joyce SoHo in New York City (2006), the 9th International Solo Dance-Theatre Festival in Stuttgart, Germany (2005), State University at Brockport, New York (Guest Artist, 2005, 2007), Bill Evans and Friends (Guest Artist, Port Townsend, Washington, 2005, 2006), The Limon Institute (in NYC at City Centre studios, 2005).
in/future, presented by Art Spin at Ontario Place (8 performances, 2016), The Dancing on the Edge Festival in Vancouver (2002, 2004, 2005, 2013), dance: made in canada (2009, 2013), The National Gallery of Canada (in conjunction with Wanda Koop… On the Edge of Experience, 2011), The National Arts Centre (Prairie Scene, 2011), Simon Fraser University (2008), Studio 303 in Montreal (2003, 2004, 2006, with 2006 earning a “best of dance: year in review” top three listing in Montreal Mirror Magazine), Perimeters Performance Symposium in Regina (2005), the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival (2005), The Her-icane Festival of Women’s Art in Saskatoon (2004), The Stream of Dance Festival in Regina (2002), and at 159 national fringe festival performances, including performances in: Montreal (2003), Toronto (2004, 2005, 2006), Saskatoon (2003, 2004, 2007), Calgary (2007), Edmonton (2004, 2006, 2007), Athabasca (2004), Victoria (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007) and Vancouver (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008), earning numerous “best of fest” awards and performing to full houses.
Savarsati Productions’ Femfest (2012, 2016), The Winnipeg Art Gallery (in conjunction with the opening of the Chagall exhibit, 2016), Young Presidents’ Organization (2016), Nuit Blanche (2010, 2011, 2013, 2015), The Winnipeg Art Gallery (in conjunction with exhibition, Olympus: The Greco- Roman Collections of Berlin, 2015, 2016), The Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ RightsFest (2014), the Winnipeg Fringe Festival (42 performances total: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014), The Winnipeg Art Gallery (in conjunction with Wanda Koop… On the Edge of Experience, 2010), The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Gallery Ball (2010, 2015), NAfro Dance Productions (2012, and upcoming in 2017), The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Dance Downtown (2011), The Ignacy Jan Paderewski Polish Musical Society (2010), The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival (2007), Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (2006), the Girls! Girls! Girls! annual fundraiser for The Gas Station Arts Centre (founding performer, performing annually 2005-2017), Young Lungs Dance Exchange (New Creation for fundraiser, 2013) and self-presenting and producing full-length shows annually.
Choreography for screen:
The company’s choreography and performance for video has been presented at The Winnipeg Art Gallery (2010), The National Gallery of Canada (2011), Xi’an Art Museum (China, 2014) and Today Art Museum (China, 2015).
Contemporary Dance Community Meeting: Follow-Up
Sunday, April 2nd, 2pm
At the Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Board Room (180 Market Ave, 2nd floor)
At this community meeting we will discuss in depth some of the key concerns and interests voiced by members of the contemporary dance community at the first community meeting which was held on January 11th, 2017. Topics of discussion include: Presenting work in Winnipeg, touring, support organization roles, contacts, mentorship opportunities, etc. The goal of this follow-up meeting is to come up with possible actions we can take to move us towards the goals we collectively discuss together with efficiency, harnessing our energy for positive growth within the contemporary dance landscape in this prairie city of ours.
This meeting is being hosted by D-Anne Kuby and Zorya Arrow in partnership with The Dance Post and Young Lungs Dance Exchange. A big thank you goes out to Dance Manitoba for the use of their Board Room.
Cluster 2017's opening event!
Two powerful examinations of contemporary culture:
In Training is the Opposite, a singer performs a virtuosic boxing routine on stage, accompanied by a string quartet (Quatuor Bozzini). This short opera by Irish composer Jennifer Walshe features mezzo-soprano Laura Bowler, who was trained and choreographed specially for the role by Cathy “The Bitch” Brown, the former number three World Boxing Champion.
CPA [Consistent Partial Attention] is an excerpt of Freya Björg Olafson’s newest ensemble dance piece. It is a paradoxical meditation on what it means to be present in our contemporary screen-obsessed existence, featuring performers guided by found footage videos of dancers dancing in their homes.
For more info on the 2017 Cluster Festival, please visit www.clusterfestival.com
10$ student / $15 adult
available online, at the door or at McNally Robinson
Young Lungs Dance Exchange + Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers presents:
Community Works-In-Progress by:
Amelia Ehrhardt Brenda McLean & Ali Robson Carol-Ann Bohrn Johanna Riley Zorya Arrow & Ed Ackerman
March 8th 7:00pm- Pay What you Can- Rachel Browne Theatre
With generous support throughout the year from Manitoba Arts Council
Traditional Dance or this dance is in commemoration of the 104th anniversary of the Rite of Spring
by Amelia Ehrhardt
Amelia Ehrhardt makes, performs, teaches, facilitates, writes about, and organizes dance. She has worked in residence and shown work across Canada and holds an honours BA in Dance Studies from York University. Amelia is based in Toronto and has never lived further than five kilometers from Lake Ontario.
Music by Arthur Russell and Carl Nielsen
Made with Gregory Holt, Julia Male, Simon Portigal, Christy Stoeten, and Ann Trépanier with help from Evan Webber and Niomi Cherney And with residency support from Hatch/Harbourfront Centre and Toronto Dance Theatre.
Various Untitled (works in progress)
by Brenda McLean & Ali Robson Performers: Alex Elliott and Brittany Thiessen
Brenda McLean is a physical theatre performer/director and Co-Artistic Director of Theatre Incarnate. Brenda has created a number of new works including Master Orloff, Guernica, Verge-In, Dionysus is Getting Impatient and Men Seldom. Brenda also has directed the PTE School Adult Company for the last five years, and has been teaching acting for over 10 years.
Ali Robson is a dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ali has worked in dance and theatre with many companies and artists as performer, rehearsal director, mentor and movement coach. These include Peter Bingham of EDAM (Vancouver), Serge Bennathan of Les Productions Filglio (Vancouver), TRIP dance company under the Artistic Direction of Karen Kuzak (Winnipeg) and Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers. As well she has worked with independent artists Lesandra Dodson, Brenda McLean, Tom Stroud, Natasha Torres-Garner, Treasure Waddell, Alexandra Elliott, Claire Marshall, Coral Aiken, Delia Brett (MACHiNENOiSY), Melanie Kuxdorf, Susie Burpee, and Debbie Patterson. Ali is a board member of YDLE and joined Company Link as Associate Artistic Director in 2016.
By Carol-Ann Bohrn
Carol-Ann Bohrn was born and raised in Brandon, MB. She is a graduate of the School of Contemporary Dancers and holds a B.A. Honours degree in Dance from the University of Winnipeg. She has performed work for local choreographers Jolene Bailie, Brett Owen, Ming Hon, Freya Olafson, Odette Heyn, Brenna Klaverkamp, Brent Lott, Alexandra Elliot and Nina Patel. She most recently participated in the Cartae program at aceartinc, where she created her first live piece 'Eudaimonia', her first video piece 'Routine (Mea Culpa)' as well as a series of digital prints. She will be performing at Fem Fest this September with Gearshifting Performance Works. She is interested in somatic techniques such as Feldenkrais, Alexander, Mitzvah, and meditation.
(De)face Me (Work in progress)
by Johanna Riley Music: Jason Tait
Performers: Lise McMillan, Freya Olafson, Sam Penner, Warren McClelland, Brett Owen, Jasmine Allard
Johanna Riley has been a professional dance artist for a decade and a half. She has been a company member with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers for over ten years, and is a co-founder of Young Lungs Dance Exchange, an organization which has worked to support new dance creation and the Winnipeg dance community for over twelve years. As a choreographer, Riley’s work has been presented by several organizations, including Young Lungs Dance Exchange, the School of Contemporary Dancers, Momentum Collective, and Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers. Riley is on the faculty of the Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers, teaching dance technique, setting original repertory, rehearsal directing, and mentoring emerging choreographers.
Note: This is an improvisation on material that has been generated over a recent two-week research period for a full-evening length work being presented in the 2017/18 season.
video by Zorya Arrow & Ed Ackerman
Zorya Arrow works within a range of disciplines including dance, film, and theatre and has created over nine original performance works. She holds an Honours degree in Dance with a minor in Theatre from the University of Winnipeg and sits on the Young Lungs Dance Exchange board of directors.
Ed Ackerman is a cinematographer and director, known for Cologne Vs. Winnipeg (2011), Primiti Too Taa (1988) and Clint and Ed Versus Wilda WahnWitz and Her Martial Blubb (2011). He has made films for Sesame Street, IMAX, the National Film Board of Canada, and CBC, to name a few.
Mapiko is a search for the truth hidden beyond the mask that each one of us wears. It is a search for who we are.
"Do you know who we are? I don’t. The only thing I know is that we are complex species. And the complexity comes from the Mask that each one of us wears. As we all know, Masks can represent supernatural being, ancestors, love and hatred. Please, allow me to say, we are living a masquerade." -Casimiro Nhussi
March 3 & 4 at 8pm & March. 5 at 2pm, Gas Station Art Centre.
Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Senior & Students, $12 Children under 12
Cash at the door or on-line at nafrodance.com
Artistic Director & Choreographer: Casimiro Nhussi
Dancers: Paula Blair,Hélène Le Moullec Mancini, Robyn Thomson Kacki, Sale Almirante Alberto, Kim Hildebrand, Jessica Oliphant, Victoria Exconde, Sasha Wilde, Julia Klimack, Naomi Wiebe.
Musicians: Jay Stoller, Binasio Wani, Cam MacLean, Tim Church, Ewingi B. Kiki, Kelly Leveille, Nick Kolisnyk, Dave Brown, Roger Cloutier.
Lighting Design: Gabriel Cropley.
VERGE by Brent Lott
THE RACHEL BROWNE THEATRE
MAR 3&4 / 8PM*
MAR 5 / 3PM* MATINEE
ALL TICKETS $10
CHECK OUT WHAT WCD AD BRENT LOTT CREATES IN ONLY 5 WEEKS WITH THE DANCERS OF WCD’S EMERGING COMPANY VERGE. RECENT GRADUATES AND GRADUATING DANCERS OF THE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCERS GET A JUMP START TO THEIR CAREERS AS PROFESSIONAL DANCERS WITH THIS EXCITING WCD INITIATIVE.
ALL SHOWS AT THE RACHEL BROWNE THEATRE
2nd floor, 211 Bannatyne Ave
For Single or Season Tickets call 204 452 0229 or buy online.
Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents The Alberta Ballet performing “Love Lies Bleeding”
Centennial Concert Hall
March 1-4, 2017 | 7:30 pm
March 5, 2017 | 2 pm
Excess, drama, eroticism, and a profusion of extravagant costumes. Acclaimed by audiences and critics across North America, Jean Grand-Maître’s mesmerizing multimedia ballet fuses the joy of pop/rock with the breathtaking physicality of ballet. Featuring 14 classic songs by rock legends Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Love Lies Bleeding depicts a musician’s rise to fame, exploring the trials, sacrifices and triumphs of achieving superstardom - an unforgettable story of rock ‘n’ roll, drama, passion, defeat, and – above all – love.
All Ages show
Purchased online: https://buy.rwb.org/single/EventListing.aspx
The Collective of Black Artists (COBA), based in the Regent Park neighbourhood, has been a Toronto Institution for over 20 years. Please help us reach our fundraising goals!
Join us for an evening of dance, music and great food.
HEADLINING THE EVENT:
Itah Sadu, renowned author, storyteller and owner of the independent bookstore A Different Booklist, will MC the evening.
Performances by COBA's Children's Youth Ensemble and members of the company.
Simone's Caribbean Restaurant, a local favourite, will cater a Caribbean meal.
The evening will also include a fifty-fifty draw and a small silent auction table!
All amounts are welcome but the suggested donation amount is $100 per person. If you are unable to attend we are still accepting donations through the event tickets button.
We ask that you please forward this invitation to as many people as you know i.e. friends,colleagues and acquaintances you think would want to support this initiative. The goal is $10,000 for this event.The event will be Saturday February 25th from 6:00-9:00pm.
BAREFOOT TO POINTE, FIRST STEPS AMONG MOST UNIQUE SHOWS IN WINNIPEG
RWB School Professional Division's Annual Choreography Competition
Features New Works by Talented Students
Winnipeg, MB – (January 25, 2017) From February 15-18, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) Founders’ Studio transforms to an adjudicated space for First Steps, the Professional Division’s annual choreography competition. Since 1990, First Steps has given students an opportunity to create original choreography, overseeing all creative elements including music, lighting, costuming, and dancer selection. The competition is open to the public to view and is a tremendous opportunity for students to present their original pieces and receive feedback on their work from a group of talented professionals in the dance community.
This year First Steps welcomes Ray Hogg, Artistic Director of Rainbow Stage, Casimiro Nhussi, Artistic Director and founder of NAfro Dance Productions, and award-winning entertainment producer, Linda Nelson, to the jury panel. They will be joined by RWB Principal Dancer, Jo-Ann Sundermeier and RWB School’s Aspirant Program Director, Stéphane Léonard, to adjudicate the competition.
“As a graduate of the School, my fondest performance memories are of First Steps because it gave us complete creative freedom,” says First Steps Artistic Coordinator, Philippe-Alexandre Jacques. “The Professional Division students always love First Steps and put much of themselves in it. The dedication really shows through in the performances and the energy is always amazing. It's definitely a show worth seeing.”
In total, 11 pieces will be presented in dance styles ranging from ballet, to contemporary, to jazz. Students will have a chance to win mutiple awards including the People’s Choice Award for the choreographer whose work is voted most popular by the audience.
Performances: February 15, 16, 17 at 7:30 pm
Final Performance + Awards Ceremony: February 18 at 7:30pm
Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Founders’ Studio, 380 Graham Avenue
Tickets for First Steps are available by visiting rwb.org, in person through the RWB Customer Service Office at 380 Graham Avenue or by calling 204-956-2792 or toll free 1-800-667-4792. Adult tickets are $12, student/senior/child tickets are $10, and tickets to the final performance are $30 for everyone.
About First Steps
Started in 1990, this annual competition of new choreography is a unique opportunity for students to showcase their original work. First Steps is designed to increase students’ artistic sensitivity, awareness, and respect for the creative process, giving them the tools to become responsible, professional, and open-minded young artists. Follow First Steps with #FIRSTSTEPS2017.
About Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division
Founded in 1970 by celebrated teacher and former Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company Principal Dancer David Moroni C.M., O.M., D.Litt, (h.c.), Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School has an international reputation for providing the highest quality training to its dancers and dance teachers. Under the leadership of Arlene Minkhorst since 2004, the RWB School has continued to provide excellent dance training system for students pursuing a professional career. RWB School alumni have gone on to exciting careers in all facets of the dance industry and currently form 65 per cent of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company and comprise over half of its School Artistic faculty.
Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents Mixed Programme
Pantages Playhouse Theatre
January 27, 2017 | 7:30 pm
January 29, 2017 | 2 pm & 7:30 pm
ANGELS IN THE ARCHITECTURE
Set to the music of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring and choreographed by Mark Godden, Angels In The Architecture pays homage to the Shakers, 19th century America’s largest and best known communal society. Angels In The Architecture represents the excellence and simplicity of their work, the creativity, and the dedication and devotion that were integrated into their daily lives.
Choreographed in 1995, the year before the Riverdance phenomenon hit North America, Lila York’s Celts is an exuberant fusion of ballet, modern, classical, and Irish folk dance set to the music of pulse pounding and foot stomping rhythms of Celtic music. The inspired choreography showcases ensemble pieces and energetic solos. The ballet springs to life with a pastiche score by The Chieftains, Mason Daring, William J. Ruyle, Bill Whelan and Celtic Thunder..
All Ages show
Purchased online: https://buy.rwb.org/single/EventListing.aspx
NOVEMBER - JANUARY RESEARCH SERIES
Since November three research teams have been each working in the studio investigating themes, methods, ideas, questions, approaches related to dance, movement and performance. YLDE is excited to invite the public into their work. You can take in the research via classes, showings, and an endnote discussion and essay presentation.
CLASSES on JAN. 7th ($5/class):
1:30pm- w/ Jaime Black [at Theatre Incarnate 320-70 Albert St.]
3:00pm- w/ Brenda McLean[at Theatre Incarnate 320-70 Albert St.]
4:30pm- w/ Kristy Janvier [at Theatre Incarnate 320-70 Albert St.]
SHOWINGS on JAN 14th ($5/showing):
7:00pm- Jaime Black w/ Lise McMillan [at Rachel Browne Theatre 2-211 Bannatyne Ave.]
8:00pm- Brenda McLean w/ Ali Robson [at Rachel Browne Theatre 2-211 Bannatyne Ave.]
9:00pm- Kristy Janvier w/ Emily Barker, Lise McMillan, Rayanna Seymour [at Rachel Browne Theatre 2-211 Bannatyne Ave.]
ENDNOTE + ROUNDTABLE on JAN 15th (free):
6:00pm- Discussion with Creators, Research Teams, and presentation of two commissioned essays reflecting on the research during this series (one written, one visual). Essayists are Jillian Groening and Leif Norman. [at The Cyrk 254 Young St.]
Tickets can be purchased with cash at the door or online.
more info at www.younglungs.ca
“Dance is a medium that communicates emotion in a very powerful way,” said Woodgate. “I really believe it will really help people see things with fresh eyes” says Woodgate.
The public is invited to attend this free event coming up January 12, 2017 at the Gas Station Arts Centre at 445 River Avenue.
Doors open at 7 p.m. with video screening starting at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of admission, a donation to a mental health charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Contemporary Dance Community Members in partnership with The Dance Post and Young Lungs Dance Exchange Present:
Let’s Talk About It: A Discussion - Our Dance Community’s Functionality
and Positive Growth
Including information on respectful workplace policies and
the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists
Facilitated by D-Anne Kuby
Wednesday, January 11th, 7:30-9:30pm
At Fools & Horses, 379 Broadway
How are we all doing? How are we supporting each other? How are we not? How can we do better? Very often, dance artists work for small organizations without human resource departments or equality officers and therefore they are unsure of where to turn for help when they find themselves in uncomfortable working conditions. It has become apparent that we need to better understand what resources we all have and don't have access to with regard to seeking guidance and assistance when faced with difficult situations in the workplace.
It is imperative that we work together to make art in an inclusive and supportive environment and it is our hope that this meeting will start conversations that can help make this happen.
About the Facilitator:
Over the years D-Anne Kuby has played many different roles in the dance world. For this meeting she will be drawing from her four years of experience as administrator for the BC Chapter of the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists, and information recently gathered from the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Human Resources Manager Mike Malyk.
Link to Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/246325705802613/
This is a free event. All are welcome to attend.
Brent Lott's reflections on the equation silence=death, this new full length work gives a voice to the censored, securing their place in history.
Featuring WCD dancers; Johanna Riley, Sam Penner, Warren Mclelland, Jasmine Allard, Brianna Ferguson, Brett Owen & Alexandra Winters
DATES & TIMES
December 31st - 9pm show plus a New Year's Eve party at the Peasant Cookery
January 5-8, 2017 - 8pm
Tickets available by calling 204.452.0229 or by visiting www.wcdancers.ca (wheelchair accessible - please reserve ahead)
Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents Nutcracker
Centennial Concert Hall
December 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30, 2016 | 7 pm
December 23 & 30, 2016 | 1 pm
December 26, 2016 | 4 pm
Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker is renowned for its unique Canadian scenes and has become a treasured holiday tradition for many. The snowy pond hockey game, the battle on Parliament Hill, the Mounties – these are a few features of Nutcracker that has become endearing to many audiences. This year, we are introducing additional animal characters that will add even add more magic and excitement. We can’t wait for you to meet them!
All Ages show
Purchased online: https://buy.rwb.org/single/EventListing.aspx
Gearshifting Performance Works welcomes Guest Choreographer, Marie-Josee Chartier, and Guest Artist, Darryl Tracy, to Winnipeg to work on phase two of the staging and development of "petites dances".
On December 21st at 7:00pm, we will share some of our work in progress.
Artists working on "petites danses" include:
Marie-Josee Chartier, Guest Choreographer
Darryl Tracy, Guest Artist, performer and assistant to the choreographer
Dancers: Carol-Ann Bohrn, Jillian Groening, Jessica Lepp, Elise Page, Camila Schujman, Natasha Torres-Garner, Helene Le Moullec Mancini, Aaron Paul and Krista Nicholson.
"petites danses" will premiere in Winnipeg April 21 and 22, 2017 at The Gas Station Arts Centre. This project is with the generous support of The Canada Council for the Arts, The Manitoba Arts Council and The Winnipeg Arts Council.
Admission by donation. Suggested donation $5-$10.
more info at www.gearshifting.org
Peg City Contras
Contra, Square, and Old Time Dance
Saturday November 26th 2016
Harrow United Church, 955 Mulvey Avenue
Dancing 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Greg Allan - Caller
Patti Kusturok - Fiddler
Patti was recently inducted into the North American Fiddler's Hall of Fame! We're so excited! This is a workshop style event, and all dances will be taught. No experience with Contra is required, and you do not need to bring a partner. Dances will vary in difficulty. We look forward to having you join us!
*Contra dance is a folk dance made up of long lines of couples. It has mixed origins from English country dance, Scottish, French dance styles in the 17th century, with strong African influence from Appalachia.
Since August four research teams have been each working in the studio investigating themes, methods, ideas, questions, approaches related to dance, movement and performance. YLDE is excited to invite the public into their work.
First, come and take a class from each of the creators between Oct. 11-16. Classes are designed by the creators with the intent on sharing and teaching their knowledge of methods they are working with. Showings are an evening of showcasing and discussing their work from the last three months in residence.
CLASSES are as follows:
Oct. 11th 6pm-7:30pm - w/ Zorya Arrow [at Rachel Browne Theatre 2-211 Bannatyne Ave.]
Oct. 13th 6-7:30pm - w/ Carol-Ann Bohrn [at aceartinc. 2-290 Mcdermot Ave.]
Oct. 15th 2-3:30pm - w/ Delf Gravert [at Rachel Browne Theatre 2-211 Bannatyne Ave.]
Oct. 16th 2-3:30pm - w/ Eroca Nicols + Andrew Henderson [at Rachel Browne Theatre 2-211 Bannatyne Ave.]
SHOWINGS are as follows:
Oct. 18th 7:00 - Eroca Nicols + Andrew Henderson w/ Carly Boyce [at aceartinc. 2-290 Mcdermot Ave.]
Oct. 29th 7:00 - Delf Gravert [at Rachel Browne Theatre 2-211 Bannatyne Ave.]
Oct. 29th 8:00 - Carol-Ann Bohrn [at Rachel Browne Theatre 2-211 Bannatyne Ave.]
Oct. 29th 9:00 - Zorya Arrow [at Rachel Browne Theatre 2-211 Bannatyne Ave.]
ENDNOTE + ROUNDTABLE (free):
Oct. 30th 6:00pm - Discussion with Creators, Research Teams, and presentation of two commissioned essays reflecting on the research during this series (one written, one visual). Essayists are PRABA PILAR + MICHEL SAINT HILAIRE. [at The Cyrk 254 Young St.]
More information at younglungs.ca
NAfro Dance Productions presents MILANDY - The Sacred Trees
Friday Oct. 14th and Saturday Oct 15th @ 8pm and Sunday Oct 16th @ 2pm
Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP) – 2 Forks Markets Rd Winnipeg, MB R3C 4X1
The Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP) will be the venue for Milandy – The Sacred Trees from Oct 14th to Oct 16th.
Since August we have been carving MILANDY – The Sacred Trees; a new dance work. We have been living in the deep forests, witnessing the sacred trees coming alive. They move, dance and chant….man, they are coming!
They are mystical living creatures ~ They are guardians of the truth ~ They are a symbol of the cycle of being; the nature of life and death ~They don’t stand alone. They live, breath, talk, sing and dance in communities ~ They can inspire you and give you a sense of calmness ~ They are the backbone of our universe. – Casimiro NhussiDance work by Casimiro Nhussi
Dancers: Paula Blair, Robyn Thomson Kacki, Sale Almirante Alberto, Kim Hildebrand, Jessica Oliphant, Hélène Le Moullec Mancini, Nicole Coppens.
Musicians: Dave Brown, Roger Cloutier, Tim Church, Ewingi B. Kiki, Kelly Leveille, Cam MacLean, Jay Stoller, Nick Kolisnyk
Tickets: $25 adults, $20 senior & Students, $12 Children under 12
Friday Oct. 14th and Saturday Oct 15th @ 8pm and Sunday Oct 16th @ 2pm
Tickets are available at the box office at The Manitoba Theatre for Young People on the day of the show CASH, or can be ordered in advance online here: nafrodance.com
The Long Take Collective presents From the Seat of a Canoe on the Seine River in Winnipeg, Manitoba
SATURDAY OCTOBER 8
Join us for an immersive experimental experience taking place along the banks of the Seine River.
(Rain day October 9th)
Seating and showtimes are very limited. Reserve a seat in a canoe.
About the show: Set in a juxtaposition of urban and natural environments, this unique performance features artists along the banks of the Seine River in a multi-disciplinary, immersive piece intended for an audiences paddling by in canoes. Originally inspired by her fascination for warping time and place, and intrigued by the dramatic potential of constantly changing viewpoints in a stunning but awkwardly located natural backdrop, Leigh Anne Parry invited local artists Natasha Torres-Garner, Brenda McLean, Andraea Sartison, Ken Gregory, Ryan Klatt and Anders Swanson to collaborate on the full production of the show this fall. They are joined by almost two dozen dancers, actors and artists in both manipulating and drawing inspiration from the experience of paddling one of Winnipeg’s lesser-known urban waterways. Learn more about the show here or watch the trailer.
Stay tuned to the latest news about the show on Facebook. If you would like to get more involved, there are a few volunteer positions available. If you would like to bring your own canoe, the last showing is reserved for you. Please register here.
This experimental sound and performance show will take place on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 between Guay and Humboldt Avenues on the Seine River. The show is around 45 minutes in length but please plan for up to 1.5 hours in order to allow for load in/out, instruction, varying speeds of canoes, and returning to your transportation/start on land if needed. Click here to learn more about the show, or the history of the show.
*PLEASE NOTE: There are several different start times AND 2 different starting locations. Please choose your start time when reserving a seat OR canoe AND please arrive approx. 15 min. EARLIER then your start time.
If you choose a seat in a canoe we provide for any of the following start times:
12:00pm, 12:15pm, 12:30pm, 12:45pm, 1:00pm, 1:15pm
then you are starting at Humboldt Ave. at the Seine River travelling downstream (recommended for inexperienced paddlers)
If you choose a seat in a canoe we provide for any of the following start times:
2:00pm, 2:15pm, 2:30pm, 2:45pm, 3:00pm, 3:15pm
then you are starting at Guay Ave. at the Seine River travelling upstream
If you would like to Bring Your Own Canoe please ONLY select any of the following start times:
3:30pm. 3:45pm, 4:00pm, 4:15pm
and you are starting at Guay Ave. at the Seine River travelling upstream