Nov
17
to Nov 18

Kathleen Hiley Solo Projects

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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.

Performer
Kathleen Hiley

Pianist
Alexander Tselyakov

Choreographers
Isadora Duncan
Rachel Browne

Gas Station Arts Centre
445 River Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba

Tickets available at the door or  Online

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Moving Inspirations Dance Festival
Nov
2
to Nov 4

Moving Inspirations Dance Festival

24 DANCE ARTISTS & COMPANIES IN TOWN

THREE DAYS OF DANCING, SHARING & MASTER CLASSES

NOVEMBER 2 – 3 - 4 ,2017

The breath-taking spectrum of emotions of many of Canada’s acclaimed dance makers will gather in Winnipeg to share their moving inspirations.

We are alive because we move,

We move to bring our intellectual thoughts to life

We are the whistleblowers & the peacemakers of society

Dance is life,

We live to dance, we dance to live.

We dance to inspire in times of sadness & happiness

We dance in times of hatred & love

We move to inspire ourselves & you & you & you…

- Casimiro Nhussi

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Gearshifting Performance Works presents: Making Contact and Sending
Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

Gearshifting Performance Works presents: Making Contact and Sending

Gearshifting Performance Works is thrilled to present
Making Contact and Sending Love

A mixed repertoire of contemporary dance works featuring eight performers and work by three distinct choreographers.

One performance only!
Saturday, October 14th, at 8:00pm
at The Rachel Browne Theatre
Tickets: $20, available at the door. Box office opens one hour prior to showtime. Cash only please.
Advance tickets also available from the artists. 

Choreography by Artistic Director, Jolene Bailie, by modern dance pioneer, Rachel Browne, and by Guest Choreographer, Marie-Josee Chartier. 

The program includes:
"The Unsaid", by Jolene Bailie
Performed by: Shawn Maclaine, Camila Schujman and Ilse Torres Orozco

"Game On", By Jolene Bailie
Performed by: Carol-Ann Bohrn, Jillian Groening and Helene Le Moullec Mancini

"Give and Take in the Kingdom of Love", by Jolene Bailie
Performed by: Aaron Paul, Camila Schujman and Ilse Torres Orozco

"Alex Colville and I", created and performed by Jolene Bailie

"Sending Love", by Rachel Browne
Performed by: Carol-Ann Bohrn, Jillian Groening and Helene Le Moullec Mancini

"Quartet", by Marie-Josee Chartier
Performed by: Jolene Bailie, Carol-Ann Bohrn, Jillian Groening and Aaron Paul

Length: 60 minutes

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: 

International Performances: 
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).

National Performances: 
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.

Winnipeg Performances:
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 (full length solo show, 2006), the Girls! Girls! Girls! annual fundraiser for The Gas Station Arts Centre (founding performer, performing annually 2005-2017), Young Lungs Dance Exchange (for fundraiser, 2013 and upcoming in 2017), and self-presenting and producing full-length shows annually.

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Art Holm
Sep
22
to Sep 24

Art Holm

  • 618 Valour Road Winnipeg, MB, R3G 3A9 Canada (map)
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ART HOLM

WHO

Alexandra Elliott (with Hilary Anne Crist) || dance

Richard Inman || music

jaymez (with Ming Hon) || new live video work

 

WHAT

live performance

 

WHEN

Friday, September 22 || 8pm

Saturday, September 23 || 8pm

Sunday, September 24 || 8pm

 

WHERE

618 Valour Road

(church converted house)

 

WHY

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.

 

HOW MUCH

$10 + loose cash for beer/wine

(tickets available soon)

 

We really hope to see you there, it’s going to be a special night.

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Much too much to say by Zorya Arrow
Sep
5
to Sep 10

Much too much to say by Zorya Arrow

much

too much

to say

 

A NEW PERFORMANCE WORK

by Zorya Arrow

 

WITH PERFORMERS

Arne MacPherson, Arlo Reva, Emma Beech,  Bo van der Midden and

Zorya Arrow

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 ali.robson@hotmail.com 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

 204-990-1551

ali.robson@hotmail.com

 

Financial assistance provided by the Manitoba Arts Council

 

 

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A Gentle Night
Aug
26
8:00 PM20:00

A Gentle Night

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

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Stages: Drawing The Curtain - public artwork throughout Winnipeg
Aug
18
to Sep 4

Stages: Drawing The Curtain - public artwork throughout Winnipeg

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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  

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https://stages.plugin.org/
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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 •

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LOCATIONS

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
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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.

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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: angela@plugin.org

For media enquiries contact Sarah Nesbitt at sarah@plugin.org. For general information please contact: info@plugin.org or call 1.204.942.1043

Image: Pablo Bronstein, performance audition in Fort Garry Place

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Holy Wild
Aug
17
to Aug 19

Holy Wild

Holy Wild by Tanja Woloshenin photo: Woloshen and Lise McMillan, photo by Michelle Panting

Holy Wild by Tanja Woloshenin photo: Woloshen and Lise McMillan, photo by Michelle Panting

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.

Holy Wild
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: tfwoloshen@gmail.com
Tickets $15 with advanced reservation/ $20 at the door- cash only

Photo: Michelle Panting

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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.

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REVISIONS - an exhibition
Aug
4
to Aug 19

REVISIONS - an exhibition

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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
Colby Richardson
Andrea Roberts
Michelle Wilson

When: Aug. 4 - 18th, 2017
Where: Poolside Gallery and Platform Gallery, 1st and 2nd floor, 100 Arthur St.
Time: 7pm
 

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RWB presents the world premiere of Vespers
May
10
to May 14

RWB presents the world premiere of Vespers

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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

Tickets $29-$115
Purchased online: https://buy.rwb.org/single/EventListing.aspx
Phone: 204.956.2792   
Email: customerservice@rwb.org

 

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This Disposition
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

This Disposition

On the...
Six month anniversary of my lover’s death,
Six month anniversary of this project's first showing,
and...
International Dance Day.

Zorya Arrow presents phase three of...
THIS DISPOSITION

Video Screening: 7-10pm
Performance: 10pm

Featuring:
The stories of all who were present with me when I received the most heart breaking phone call of my life.
Oranges.
My body.

Bring cash, refreshments available

http://zoryaarrow.weebly.com/news.html

 

AT POOLSIDE GALLERY
2ND FLOOR, ART SPACE,
221-100 Arthur St.

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WCD presents Anything but Absolute Zero
Apr
27
to Apr 29

WCD presents Anything but Absolute Zero

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.

Tickets at

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
 

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Gearshifting Performance Works presents Petites Danses
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Gearshifting Performance Works presents Petites Danses

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GEARSHIFTING Performance Works
is pleased to present
"petites danses"
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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiRUySV_SnY

“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.

Performers include:
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:

International Performances:
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).

National Performances:
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.

Winnipeg Performances:
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).

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Contemporary Dance Community Meeting: Follow-Up
Apr
2
2:00 PM14:00

Contemporary Dance Community Meeting: Follow-Up

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.

 

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Cluster 2017: C.P.A. [considten partial attention]
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Cluster 2017: C.P.A. [considten partial attention]

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

Tickets:
10$ student / $15 adult
available online, at the door or at McNally Robinson

photo by Josh Dookhie

photo by Josh Dookhie

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Community Works-In-Progress with Amelia Ehrhardt
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Community Works-In-Progress with Amelia Ehrhardt

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.

Untitled (work-in-progress)

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.

Untitled

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.

 

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Nafro Dance Productions present Mapiko
Mar
3
to Mar 5

Nafro Dance Productions present Mapiko

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

Mapiko
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.

http://nafrodance.com/

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Verge by Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers
Mar
3
to Mar 5

Verge by Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers

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.

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RWB presents The Alberta Ballet: Love Lies Bleeding
Mar
1
to Mar 5

RWB presents The Alberta Ballet: Love Lies Bleeding

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

Tickets $29-$115
Purchased online: https://buy.rwb.org/single/EventListing.aspx
Phone: 204.956.2792   
Email: customerservice@rwb.org

 

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C.O.B.A Emergency Fundraiser
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

C.O.B.A Emergency Fundraiser

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.

Singers Julian Taylor from the Julian Taylor Band and Kevin Brathwaite.

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.

Tickets HERE

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RWB Professional School Division presents First Steps
Feb
15
to Feb 18

RWB Professional School Division presents First Steps

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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.

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RWB presents Mixed Programme
Jan
27
to Jan 29

RWB presents Mixed Programme

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.

CELTS
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

Tickets $29-$78
Purchased online: https://buy.rwb.org/single/EventListing.aspx
Phone: 204.956.2792   
Email: customerservice@rwb.org

 

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Research Series Showings by Young Lungs Dance Exchange
Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

Research Series Showings by Young Lungs Dance Exchange

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

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Free Video Screening : Teens with anxiety tell their story through dance
Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

Free Video Screening : Teens with anxiety tell their story through dance

“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.

http://news.umanitoba.ca/teens-with-anxiety-tell-their-story-through-dance/

photo by Wookey Films

photo by Wookey Films

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Let’s Talk About It: A Discussion
Jan
11
7:30 PM19:30

Let’s Talk About It: A Discussion

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.

 

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As Though I Had Wings by Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers
Jan
5
to Jan 8

As Though I Had Wings by Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers

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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)

 

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RWB presents Nutcracker
Dec
22
to Dec 30

RWB presents Nutcracker

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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

Tickets $25-$115

Purchased online: https://buy.rwb.org/single/EventListing.aspx
Phone: 204.956.2792   
Email: customerservice@rwb.org

 

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 petites danses: Studio Showing, work in progress
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

petites danses: Studio Showing, work in progress

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 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

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Peg City Contras: Workshop
Nov
26
7:00 PM19:00

Peg City Contras: Workshop

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
Admission: $13

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.

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