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Up next: Looking Glass by Guest Artist, Idan Cohen
Please join us for Looking Glass; a new creation by Guest Artist, Idan Cohen! We are now two and half weeks into the creative process and are so excited to share this invigorating and magical new work!

Thursday, February 9 at 7:30pm (Preview)

Purchase your tickets for the preview performance 

Friday, February 10 at 8pm
Saturday, February 11 at 8pm
Sunday, February 12 at 4pm

Purchase your tickets for the show dates


Set to piano etudes by Phillip Glass, Cohen’s choreography is absolutely stunning to behold and is danced by a spectacular cast of Winnipeg-based dancers.

Dancers:  Carol-Ann Bohrn, Justine Erickson, Andrés Felipe Jiménez Mejia, Shawn Maclaine, Warren McClelland, Shayla Rudd

If you are a single ticket holder from Flight Paths or Serpentine and want to upgrade to a subscription, please call or email the office and we will be happy to apply the cost of your single ticket(s) towards a subscription. 

Already have tickets? Thanks so much! We are looking forward to seeing you.

Photo credit: Leif Norman
Pianist: Lisa Rumpel

Dancers: Justine Erickson (foreground) with Warren McClelland, Carol-Ann Bohrn (background)
Introducing Idan Cohen!

We are so thrilled to welcome Guest Artist, Idan Cohen to WCD! Cohen has been in studio at WCD workshopping, creating, and setting a new work titled Looking Glass

Cohen connected to WCD by way of a public call to artists and was selected as a Guest Artist in Residence by a panel.

Born and raised in Israel, Kibbutz Mizra, Cohen first trained as a classical piano player. At the young age of 20, he joined the world-renowned Kibbutz Dance Company where he danced for many seasons and toured extensively. 

Since 2017, Cohen has been based both in Vancouver &  Israel.
He holds a BA and an MFA in choreography from the
Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. 

A unique creator with a celebrated career, the socialist community of the Kibbutz, Cohen’s lived experience in the middle east and his queer perspective have had a significant influence on his artistic life and work. Cohen's work is multi-disciplinary and his vision, passion, and care are anticipated to inspire and invigorate.

Photo credit: Leif Norman
In photo: Idan Cohen (in foreground, reaching) with WCD dancers Shayla Rudd, Justine Erickson,
Warren McClelland, Shawn Maclaine, Carol-Ann Bohrn

Holiday Gifts!
Just in time for holiday giving, we have a limited number of books
and necklaces for sale. 

Purchase your merchandise HERE.

Rachel Browne: Dancing Toward the Light
Book by Carol Anderson, $30

"We owe a great deal to Rachel Browne. She is a role model for all of us, old and young. "Dancing Toward the Light" aptly illustrates
her devotional life journey
." - Grant Strate, C.M.

Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers Necklace
Outside the Box, $37.50
Sterling silver pendant on a 16-18″ chain.

Hilary Druxman Design creates jewelry that is modern in design and function. WCD’s necklace is a complementary piece designed for every occasion.
Season Highlights

As we near the end of the calendar year, we want to take a moment and share some of our 2022/23 season highlights, thus far!

In September, we were back on site for class and rehearsals preparing for our in-person Season Launch. 

We launched our new season showcasing seven Winnipeg-based dancers in two works, in between here and now and Covid Sonata. Thanks so much to everyone who joined us!

In September and October, we participated in five Culture Days events and performed in four locations. A total of sixteen dancers performed at the Forks, Stephen Juba Park, and Old Market Square!

In October, we also concluded a four & half week project for emerging dancers culminating in a two-show run of Flight Paths. Flight Paths featured ten dancers in three different works - Lost, The Space In Between, and Proximity.

In November, we opened our subscription series show with four performances of Serpentine by Daina Ashbee.

This month we are in studio with an ensemble of six dancers working on a new creation with Guest Artist, Idan Cohen!

So far this season, we have also programmed 39 professional classes, one three-hour creative workshop, and one Artist Talk.

Thanks so much to everyone who has already joined us for our programming and we hope to see you at our next show; February 9 - 12, 2023 at
The Rachel Browne Theatre

Photo credit: Gary Sewell
In photo: Thomas Oberlin, Warren McClelland, Landon Lake, Ian Mikita, Ian Mozdzen, Brooke Hess, Iryna Kravchenko, Zambia Pankratz, Julious Gambalan, Juanita Garzón Parra, Shawn Maclaine, Anne Neudorf, Jolene Bailie, Natalie Sluis, Andrés Jiménez Mejía, Zeus Gonzales, Ellice Kynman, Alexis Taylor, Aileen Holzrichter, Samantha Desiree, Justine Erickson, Shayla Rudd,
Reymark Capacete, Sophie Milord, Carol-Ann Bohrn

Giving Season

Thank you for being a part of WCD’s community and
appreciating the power of dance.

It’s because of our community that we’ve been able to create and produce contemporary dance in Winnipeg since 1964.

December is Giving Season. Donations help make dance possible. Donations help make shows possible. Donations help make new creations possible. Donations help provide professional training for dancers. And donations help keep the Rachel Browne Theatre open for a wide variety of shows.

If you have the means, please consider supporting WCD.   




Photo credit: Hugh Conacher
Dancer: Julious Gambalan

Rent our Space!
Our beautiful space is available to rent! We are now taking rentals
for Spring and Summer of 2023!

Please view our welcome video for an overview of our facility.
Our venue is available to rent for dance, theatre, and music performances, as well as workshops, lectures, filming, classes, meetings, and fundraisers.

More details and venue specs can be found
Thank You to Our Donors

WCD gratefully acknowledges and appreciates the support of our community, including patrons, season ticket holders, donors, funders and volunteers.

WCD is grateful for the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council, The Winnipeg Foundation and our season donors.


Thank You to our  2022-2023 Season Donors*:


Ruth and David Asper and family


Patricia Philpott, in Honour of Ellice Kynman
Prairie Architects


Blair Philpott
Wanda Koop
Jerilyn Hall 


Lorne Sunley
Nicole Zajac
Ruth Thomson
Ian Weedmark
Chris Turyk
Bonnie and Jim Bailie
Claire Cram
José Koes
Robert Schuppel 

ENTHUSIASTS under $100

Angela Olivier
Jennifer Litchfield
Martha Barwinsky
Sheena Stemler
Jean Paul Cloutier

*list reflects donations received by December 17, 2022



Photo credit: Hugh Conacher
Dancer: Shawn Maclaine

The Rachel Browne Theatre

WCD’s facility is home to the Rachel Browne Theatre. We create, rehearse, train, perform, and complete all administrative work on-site. Furthermore, our venue is available to rent for artists and community groups. As we near the end of the calendar year, we’d like to thank all of our 2022 renters!

Thank you to the following people/organizations for renting at
The Rachel Browne Theatre in 2022! 

Amsterdam Tea Room
 ANANSI School for the Performing Arts
 Define Movement
Jessie’s Piano Studio
 Groove Academy School of Music
 Morin-Robert Performance Society (IN/ON/OUT Intermedia Festival) 
 Prairie Diva
 Rose Pointe Dance Company
 Sawdon Dance
Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival
 Theatre Projects Manitoba
 Troyanda Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
 Carol-Ann Bohrn
 Ian Mozdzen

Photo credit: Hugh Conacher

With the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council
and the Winnipeg Foundation!

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