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Begin Again


Tickets on sale now; purchase yours HERE to view online January 22-31, 2021.

WCD is delighted to present Begin Again, a commissioned work by Toronto-based, Guest Choreographer, Jera Wolfe. Begin Again premieres online January 22, 2021 and features performances by Carol-Ann Bohrn, Allison Brooks, Mark Dela Cruz, and Kira Hofmann. 

Watch us on CTV 

Check out the video below to see the CTV interview with choreographer, Jera Wolfe, as well as a sneak peak at our new work.

 Special Thanks 

Last month’s newsletter highlighted Jera Wolfe and the dancers; this month we’d like to thank everyone else who worked on Begin Again!

Our artistic, administrative and production team for Begin Again had to shift duties, shift expectations, and adapt as we pivoted to online. WCD sincerely appreciates everyone’s support as we navigate the unprecedented challenges of dance creation and presentation during Covid-19. Special thanks to the rest of our team!

Special Thanks to:

Artistic Director and Producer: Jolene Bailie
Videographer: Landon Lake
Lighting and Production Assistance: Hugh Conacher
Venue Technician and Production Manager: Evan Wolghemut
Stage Manager: Paige Lewis
Assistant Stage Manager, Host, and Artist Talk Moderator: Ian Mozdzen
Administrator: Iryna Kravchenko
Costume Alterations: Wanda Farian
Accompanist: Ian Mikita
Company Class Teachers: Jolene Bailie and Jera Wolfe
Photographers: Hugh Conacher and Leif Norman
Additional Camera Operator: Sam Layer
Graphic Designer: Marcelle Lussier at Urban Ink
Publicist: Janelle Johnston

Special thanks to The School of Contemporary Dancers for lending us the table we use in the dance, to The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre for allowing us to use the large free standing lights you see in the show, to Steve Vande Vyere for additional construction and paint work, and to Gary Sewell for lending us a camera and preparing links to rehearsal footage.  

Photo: Leif Norman
Dancers: Carol-Ann Bohrn, Allison Brooks, Mark Dela Cruz, Kira Hofmann
Choreography: Jera Wolfe

The Rachel Browne Theatre

We are now taking theatre rentals for Spring and Summer of 2021. Our venue is available to rent for dance, theatre and music performances, as well as workshops, lectures, filming, classes, meetings, and fundraisers.

Venue specifications can be found HERE.

Leif Norman
Dancers: Carol-Ann Bohrn, Allison Brooks, Mark Dela Cruz, Kira Hofmann
Choreography: Jera Wolfe

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. 

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

Donations can be made in mere seconds HERE



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

Blair Philpott
Marcel Van Woensel
Wawanesa Insurance
Annette and Miriam Browne, and Ruth Asper, in memory of Rachel Browne, C.M.  

Leo and Patricia Waisberg
Lisa Stiver
Douglas Arrell 

Claire Cram
Calvin Hawley
Chuck McEwen
Mary J Sharrif
Lindsay Stewart Glor
Danielle Sturk
Lorne Sunley

ENTHUSIASTS under $100
Carman Johnston
L.N. De Lisle
Tannis Zimmer

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


Photo: Leif Norman
Dancers: Allison Brooks and Mark Dela Cruz
Choreography: Jera Wolfe
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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