WCD exists to create and present contemporary dance. Our work gathers people together to share, appreciate & contribute to the development of contemporary dance in Winnipeg.

September 24th
Live Performance of
Begin Again and
21/22 Season Announcement


Friday, September 24th at 7:30pm!

Be the first in Winnipeg to see this amazing new work by Jera Wolfe, in-person! Be the first to hear about WCD’s 21/22 season! Advance registration is required.

The September 24th performance includes one new section of choreography not included in the online presentation.

Please reserve in advance through Eventbrite for this “Pay What You May” event; suggested contribution, $15, click HERE to reserve.

Choreography: Jera Wolfe
Dancers: Carol-Ann Bohrn, Mark Dela Cruz, Justine Erickson, Kira Hofmann
Lighting: Hugh Conacher

The health of visitors, artists, and staff is a top priority. We appreciate your support as we work together to keep each other safe. This event will follow government recommendations and public health orders.

Photo: Leif Norman
Choreography: Jera Wolfe
Dancers in photo: Carol-Ann Bohrn, Allison Brooks, Mark Dela Cruz, Kira Hofmann
Lighting: Hugh Conacher
Save the Date - October 22nd
WCD’s Emerging Artist Initiative Show - Friday, October 22nd at 7:30pm

All seats are $15; click HERE to purchase tickets.

An ensemble of emerging dancers come together for a return to live performances featuring new choreography and up-and-coming talent. WCD’s Emerging Artist Initiative is in partnership with The School of Contemporary Dancers.

Photo: Leif Norman
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Dancer: Andres Felipe Jimenez Mejia
Contemporary Dance Hub
WCD is thrilled to be a Contemporary Dance Hub for Nuit Blanche and Culture Days! We are thrilled to host several events, all events are free or “Pay What You May”. 

Click HERE to read more!

Photo: Leif Norman
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Dancers: Warren McClelland, Shawn Maclaine
Lighting: Hugh Conacher
New Equipment at The Rachel Browne Theatre!
WCD has a few new LED lights and a new headset system!

The new LED lights bring a more energy-efficient lighting fixture to our inventory and make some upstage lighting options available for those who love to perform close to the brick wall. Special thanks to Hugh Conacher and Claude Robert for their work to bring this custom-built lighting upgrade to WCD!

We are also now wireless! The Rachel Browne Theatre is now outfitted with a Clear-Com HME DX210 Dual-Channel Wireless Intercom with 3 stations, one each for our Venue Technician, a Stage Manager, and an Assistant Stage Manager. No more extension cords! 
Rent Our Space

We are taking rentals!

The Rachel Browne Theatre is located in the heart of Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District and could be the ideal location for your next event or function.

Our space is available to rent for dance, theatre, and music performances, as well as workshops, lectures, filming, and fundraisers.

The theatre is outfitted with a deluxe riser and seating system, a production booth, as well as lighting and sound equipment, which makes it one of the best equipped and most intimate houses of its size in town! With a focus on dance, the theatre is outfitted with a sprung Marley dance floor and side lighting (shins and mids).

Recently updated with signage on three sides of The McKim Building, the venue is easy to find, accessible by major bus routes, and located in Winnipeg’s vibrant theatre district.

The Rachel Browne Theatre stands out as an exceptional rental venue for rehearsals for its large pillar-free space and sprung floor.

Lots of street parking and surface lots are available in the immediate area with free street parking available evenings and weekends. One hour free street parking weekdays. Metered parking prices were also reduced by 75 cents/hour last year.

Our space is available to rent as a fully equipped theatre or as a studio for rehearsal. More details can be found

The health of visitors, artists, and staff is a top priority. We appreciate your support as we work together to keep each other safe. Rentals must follow government recommendations and public health orders.

Summer 2021
While many things continue to be impacted by the Covid pandemic, WCD has worked hard to be responsive and adaptable to support artists, share our work, and embrace opportunities.

Highlights of the 2021 summer include dancers on-site for project work, touring to Festival des Arts Saint-Sauveur to perform Jera Wolfe’s Begin Again, four screenings of the online presentation of Begin Again in Hong Kong, completing & releasing our online Artist Talk for Body & Light, working on a new creation in Montreal, launching our new website, and beginning a renovation for a gender-neutral accessible washroom within our facility.

Photo: Leif Norman
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Dancer: Warren McClelland
Please Support Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers
WCD is dependent on donor support. Please consider donating to WCD today as donations made today help us to engage artists and start the season on a more stable footing! 

Donations can be made in mere seconds HERE!

WCD advances artistic vitality and excellence in dance by creating, producing, teaching, and presenting contemporary dance with a view to advance the art form for professional artists and audiences alike.

Evolving and responsive, WCD enables vital intersections, linkages, and exchange among dance creators, dance interpreters, spectators, and communities. Your support directly impacts artists and the development of contemporary dance in Winnipeg.

Photo: Hugh Conacher
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Dancer: Carol-Ann Bohrn
Thank You!

As we begin a brand new season, we want to thank those who have already donated to our 21/22 season!


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

Blair Philpott

Calvin Hawley
Shirley Madill
Nicole Zajac

ENTHUSIASTS under $100
Hilary Druxman
2 Anonymous donors


We would be thrilled to add more names to our donor list. If you have the means, please consider donating to WCD today. 

We gratefully acknowledge and appreciate the support of our community, including patrons, season ticket holders, donors, funders and volunteers.



Photo: Mark Dela Cruz
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Dancer: Shawn Maclaine

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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