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Gearshifting Performance Works presents: Making Contact and Sending

  • Rachel Browne Theatre 211 Bannatyne Avenue Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1M3 Canada (map)

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

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.

Earlier Event: September 22
Art Holm
Later Event: November 2
Moving Inspirations Dance Festival