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WCD exists to create and present contemporary dance.
Our work gathers people together to appreciate, share, create & contribute to the development of contemporary dance.
Two More Days to View in between here and now!

Only $15, online and on-demand until July 3rd!

Click
HERE to purchase & receive the viewing link.


Click the video below for a sneak peek of the online footage. 

In the Media

Need a nudge to join us for the online presentation? Read about in between here and now in Dance International Magazine and the Winnipeg Free Press.


From Dance International Magazine:
Bailie has honed her artistic career creating abstract, deeply reflective and conceptually derived works. Her latest offering, “exploring dynamics of perception and desire”, is no exception.” 

"…the display of vulnerability proved to be one of the greatest strengths of 'in between here and now'. Another strength was the choreography’s array of dizzying rolls, athletic lifts, flips, mind-numbing inversions, deep crouches and crawls across the floor, hallmarks of Bailie’s restless choreographic style.
-
Holly Harris


Read the full article HERE
 


From the Winnipeg Free Press:
‘in between here and now’ uses laughter as an entry point to explore the discomfort inherent in sitting with one’s feelings, or the act of being present — increasingly hard to do in the distracted attention economy, where a typed “lol” often replaces the actual act.” - Jen Zoratti


Read the full article HERE.



Photo: Leif Norman
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Dancers: Kira Hofmann and Warren McClelland
Backdrop and Projection Design: Simon Hughes
Lighting: Hugh Conacher

Save the Date!

Please join us Friday, September 23rd at 7:30pm
for WCD’s 2022-23 Season Launch!

Come celebrate the official kick-off (or should we say
grand battement?) of our 58th season!


Be the first to hear about our 2022-23 season including the
chance to take in a WCD performance!

Join us and celebrate new dancers in their WCD debut and
see returning dancers shine bright on stage!

You can also win prizes, enjoy a cash bar, see our renovations (...fingers crossed they will be complete in time) and mix & mingle with artists. 

 

This event is “Pay What You May” with a suggested contribution,
for those that are able, of $20.

Tickets available HERE.
 

Graphic Design: Urban Ink
Photo: Hugh Conacher
Dancer: Warren McClelland

Guest Artists at WCD
                Marie-Josée Chartier                                   Sara Porter
                 Jera Wolfe                                                     Idan Cohen

In May and June, WCD was host to four special Guest Artists!

Hosting Guest Artists is always a special experience for us at WCD. We love the exchange of ideas and perspectives as well as the opportunity for growth and connection that it brings to artistic practice and community.


Special thanks to Marie-Josée Chartier, Sara Porter, Jera Wolfe, and Idan Cohen for sharing their artistry, process, and talents at WCD! Thanks also to the over 30 participants who joined us!

Thanks so much to Sara Porter who performed in conjunction with her workshops, to Ian Mozden who hosted a conversation with Sara Porter, and to everyone who attended our event on May 26th. Thanks so much to Idan Cohen who worked in studio with WCD dancers. 

Professional Training for Dancers!

In the 21/22 season, WCD offered 88 in-person classes plus 12 hours of creative workshops with Guest Artists.

Classes were offered in July as well as every month from September to May! Thanks so much to everyone who danced with us during the 2021/22 season.

Class at WCD is typically geared towards advanced/professional level contemporary dancers and serves as WCD’s company class.

Recent creative workshops included a special focus on sustaining longer improvisations as well as time and space for considering entry points for new creation, generating movement, and creating choreography.



Photo: Leif Norman
Choreography: Jolene Bailie (in between here and now, in rehearsal)
Dancers: Carol-Ann Bohrn, Kira Hofmann, Shayla Rudd

FAQs for Viewing in between here and now Online

Purchase a $15 ticket HERE to receive the viewing link; you will receive the link after the ticket purchase is complete.


If you need assistance, please email WCD at communications@winnipegscontemporarydancers.ca.
Rent Our Space!

The Rachel Browne Theatre is available to rent! Please view our short "welcome" video below for an overview of our facility.

More details and venue specs can be found HERE.
Please Consider Supporting WCD!

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.

Be one of the first to donate in support of our 22/23 season! Donations made today help us start the new season on a more stable footing.

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.   

                  

  DONATE TODAY!

 

Photo: Leif Norman
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Dancers: Julious Gambalan, Shawn Maclaine, Warren McClelland
Backdrop Design: Simon Hughes
Lighting: Hugh Conacher

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:

 

SUPPORTERS $100+

Lorne Sunley


ENTHUSIASTS under $100

Angela Olivier
Jennifer Litchfield

 


Thank You to our 2021-2022 Season Donors:

 
CONTRIBUTORS $10 000+

5468796 Architecture


CREATORS $1000+

Gail Asper, O.C., O.M., LL.D. and Michael Paterson
Isaac Ben Diamond


PERFORMERS $500+

Blair Philpott
Marcel Van Woensel
Wawanesa Insurance


SUPPORTERS $100+

Calvin Hawley
Shirley Madill
Nicole Zajac
Chris Turyk
Katarina Kupca
Claire Cram
José Koes
Lisa Stiver
Chuck McEwen
Douglas Arrell
Lorne Sunley
Robert and Ina Abra
Leo and Patricia Waisberg
Miriam Browne, in memory of Rachel Browne
Annette Browne, in memory of Rachel Browne
Bonnie and Jim Bailie
Stephanie Ballard
Devan Graham
Robert Schuppel


ENTHUSIASTS under $100

Hilary Druxman
Sheena Stemler
Leesa Streifler
David Warburton
2 Anonymous donors

 

Thanks to Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries for the lighting equipment and
cables in-kind donation through the Used Items for Donation Program.



Sponsor:

 

Photo: Leif Norman
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Dancers: Julious Gambalan, Warren McClelland
Backdrop Design: Simon Hughes
Lighting: Hugh Conacher

Summer Break

The WCD office closes July 8th for the annual summer hiatus
and will reopen on September 6th.

For dancers who wish to join WCD for professional-level classes, morning classes will return in September. 



Current info is always available on our classes page.

Rentals are available starting in September; 

please contact us for rental requests.


Please remember that during the summer hiatus,
reply times may be delayed as the office is closed.   

Thank you so much for reading all the way to the end and for staying connected; we look forward to connecting more in the 2022/23 season!



Photo: Leif Norman
Dancers: Carol-Ann Bohrn, Shawn Maclaine, Warren McClelland,
Helene Le Moullec Mancini, Julious Gambalan
Lighting: 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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