2020-2021, WCD’s 56th season

As we begin our 56th season, we are committed to delivering programming and performances within government recommendations, including creating and presenting work with physical distancing. We are excited to offer a three show subscription series, new creations, and a return to live performances.

This month we are thrilled to participate in events with Culture Days, Nuit Blanche, and Cinematheque.

Dancer: Carol-Ann Bohrn
Photo: Leif Norman

 Join us for WCD’s Season Launch 

Be the first to hear about WCD’s 2020-2021 season!

Join us on the opening day of Culture Days, Friday, September 25, 7:30pm at The Rachel Browne Theatre. This is a free event; more information can be found HERE.

Physical distancing measures will be in place; seating is limited. Due to COVID-19, attendance at this event is by advance reservation only.  For those who cannot attend in person, we will share our season launch online and in our October newsletter.

Reservations open two weeks prior to event with more details to be announced.

Dancer: Warren McClelland
Photo: Leif Norman

 Nuit Blanche 

WCD will present a video installation at Nuit Blanche on Saturday, September 26th. 

WCD’s video will be projected on WCD’s window facing Old Market Square; look up to our neon signs and you will see our video!

The video can be viewed with physical distancing and from Old Market Square from 7:30 - 10:30pm. Your closest viewing point is from the McKim Building parking lot.

This is a free event; more information can be found HERE.


Cunningham 3D

WCD is thrilled to participate as a partner with Cinematheque for Cunningham 3D!

Magic of 3D... jarringly beautiful” – Marina Harrs, The New Yorker
Thrilling...beautiful” – Brian Siebert, The New York Times

Cunningham - Official Trailer

Fri, Sep 4 / 7 pm
Sat, Sep 5 / 6:30 pm
Sun, Sep 6 / 3:30 pm
Wed, Sep 9 / 7 pm
Sat, Sep 12 / 6:15 pm
Sun, Sep 13 / 7:15 pm

Merce Cunningham is profiled in Alla Kovgan’s 3D documentary, featuring signature works and archival footage of Cunningham, John Cage, and Robert Rauschenberg.

Physical distancing measures and COVID-19 precautions will be in place. Cinematheque is operating at reduced capacity. Please review Cinematheque’s Safety Precautions HERE.

Purchase tickets with reserved seating HERE
Stabilization Grant and COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund

WCD gratefully acknowledges support from the Stabilization Grant program from The Winnipeg Foundation. The Stabilization Grant program was created in response to the unprecedented challenges not-for-profit organizations are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to the community of donors and donor advisors who support the grant programs offered by The Winnipeg Foundation.

WCD gratefully acknowledges support from the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund from The Canada Council for the Arts. The Government of Canada set aside funds for The Canada Council for the Arts to support arts organizations facing revenue loss as a result of COVID-19.

Dancer: Jolene Bailie
Photo: Leif Norman

The Rachel Browne Theatre

Over the summer, and while we were closed due to COVID-19, we completed some painting inside the theatre. We now have a freshly painted wall and door.

Photo: Jolene Bailie

Support Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers

WCD exists to serve Winnipeg and beyond through the creation and presentation of contemporary dance. Our work gathers people together to share, appreciate, and contribute to the development of contemporary dance in Winnipeg, often challenging societal norms and presenting diverse perspectives.  

Donations with tax receipts can be made in mere seconds online through Canada Helps

Dancer: Shawn Maclaine
Photo: Leif Norman


The Asper Foundation
Gail Asper, O.C., O.M., LL.D. and Michael Paterson

Leo and Patricia Waisberg

Calvin Hawley
Mary J Sharrif

ENTHUSIASTS under $100

Please consider donating to WCD;
we are happy to accept donations in any amount. 

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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