Appearance during Culture Days (Dance Downtown) • Sept 30, 2012
Appearance at the NAfro Dance 10th Anniversary • Nov 3, 2012
Prairie Dance Circuit • Dec 7 & 8, 2012
Toward Light - A Tribute to Rachel Browne • Jan 8 & 9, 2013 WINNIPEG*
Toward Light - A Tribute to Rachel Browne • Jan 12, 2013 TORONTO
Toward Light - A Tribute to Rachel Browne • Jan 15, 2013 VANCOUVER
The Trilogy Project • Jan 26 & 27, 2013
VERGE • Mar 1 thru 3, 2013
Dinner & Dance • Apr 14, 2013
Sasha Ivanochko • Apr 25 thru 28, 2013
Appearance at the SCD 40th Anniversary • May 31, Jun 1 or 2, 2013
* Please note that in January the performances of our tribute to Rachel Browne will be held at the Shaw Performing Arts Centre at The Forks. The January 8th performance is a special Gala event, all seats for the Gala are $75 and include a charitable tax receipt for $50.
PRAIRIE DANCE CIRCUIT
December 7 & 8, 2012
This year the The Prairie Dance Circuit has Tania Alvarado (Alberta) touring the prairies with a work exploring the act of entering and leaving a space... and the moment one lingers in between. Tania's choreography has been commissioned by the National Arts Centre and she has performed her solo work in the U.S. and throughout Europe. The second half of the evening will feature new work from WCD Artistic Director Brent Lott and a creation from company dancer Johanna Riley.
A TRIBUTE TO RACHEL BROWNE
January 8, 2013 • 8pm GALA EVENT
January 9, 2013 • 8pm
Shaw Performing Arts Centre (at The Forks)
Twenty-one dancers take to the stage at The Forks as WCD honours our beloved founder, Rachel Browne, by remounting nine of her signature works. This tribute show for this icon of Canadian modern dance will be toured to Toronto on January 12th, at the Fleck Dance Theatre and to Vancouver on the 15th, at the Scotiabank Dance Centre. Funds raised by the Gala in Winnipeg will be used to launch The Rachel Browne Trust whose function will be to preserve and disseminate Rachel's exceptional body of work.
Additional sponsorship for Toward Light from
THE TRILOGY PROJECT
January 26, 2013 • 8pm
January 27, 2013 • 3pm
Lesandra Dodson (Fredericton) is a former WCD Company Dancer who has performed and created in Asia, Europe, Mexico, the United States and Canada. The Trilogy Project consists of three exciting new and unconventional duets – Her blameless mystery, In two days a man can change and A leash for two hounds – that blend highly charged physicality with nuanced characterization. Lesandra’s intelligently crafted choreography is delicate while remaining fearless in its droll and delicious take on human foibles.
The Emerging Artist Company
March 1, 2 & 3, 2013 • 8pm
See just what WCD’s Artistic Director conjures up with five weeks to create for some of Canada’s most talented emerging professionals. Be there at the beginning, VERGE is the next generation of dance!
The emerging artist company is a WCD initiative designed to give recent graduates and graduating dancers from the Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers (SCD) a jump start to their careers as professional dancers.
April 25 thru 27, 2013 • 8pm
Matinée April 28 • 3pm
Sasha Ivanochko (Montreal) returns to Winnipeg with a new yet-to-be titled duet featuring herself and former WCD company dancer Brendan Wyatt (Toronto). This duet expresses Sasha's fascination with the potent and sculptural body as a metaphor for psychic and sexual transformation. Sasha has also been commissioned to create a new work on WCD company dancers. After a five week process this new work will be presented along with the duet to make for a very provocative evening of dance. WARNING: Nudity & Adult Themes
Dinner & Dance
April 14, 2013
Tickets: $75 ($35 charitable tax receipt issued)
WCD partners with our friends at Peasant Cookery
to bring you an event that gets you to the edge of the dance floor. Please join us as WCD dancers perform and then sit down with you for a fabulous three-course meal. This event routinely sells out so be sure to reserve your table early.
September 30, 2012
LOCATION: RWB Founders' Studio
WCD is scheduled to perform at 1:15pm and 3pm
WCD will be joining other companies and the RWB for Dance Downtown
, a free Culture Days event on the afternoon of September 30th. Please visit culturedays.ca
for details about this and other events during the Canada wide three day celebration of the arts.
NAfro Dance 10th Anniversary
Event runs November 1, 2 & 3, 2012*
WCD WILL PERFORM ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3rd ONLY
WCD will be one of a handful of other companies performing at the event celebrating ten years of Casimiro Nhussi's contribution to the Winnipeg arts scene. Please contact NAfro
for event and ticket information.
School of Contemporary Dancers 40th Anniversary
May 31, June 1 or 2, 2013*
WCD and VERGE will be joining other companies, and the students of the School of Contemporary Dancers, during the three day celebration of SCD's 40th Anniversary. SCD was founded in 1972 by Rachel Browne.
Please contact SCD
for event and ticket information.
* The performance roster changes each night for these anniversary shows. WCD will be appearing during one evening only at each event. Please contact the presenter closer to the event date for further details.