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Looking Glass

Happening this weekend! Two more chances to see Looking Glass!

Purchase your tickets through the links below:

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


Already have tickets? Thanks so much, we are
looking forward to seeing you! 

Approximate length: 50 minutes with no intermission.

Photo: Leif Norman
Choreography: Idan Cohen
Dancers: Justine Erickson, Shawn Maclaine,
Warren McClelland, Carol-Ann Bohrn
Hear from the Dancers!
We were happy to connect with the dancers performing in Looking Glass to share some of their thoughts on the upcoming production!
Carol-Ann Bohrn                                                  Shawn Maclaine
                           Sophie Milord                                      Andrés Felipe Jiménez Mejia                                                   
                        Justine Erickson                                          Warren McClelland

What has been the most enjoyable part of the process so far?
Carol-Ann: Spending the day at the studio with so many brilliant dancers.
Shawn: I love making it farther mentally and physically then I think I can. 
Sophie: The theatrical side of movement. Idan involves so much intention behind movement.

What’s your favorite part to dance?
Andres: I have a solo that has a lot of dynamic movement. It really pushes my technique and attention to detail.
Justine: I love all the partnering we get to do.
Sophie: Since I have had the opportunity to learn all the sections (..yes, all the sections - I first worked as a standby/cover dancer for every role), it is difficult to choose one. But I would say the opening of the piece when it is paired with the music and my two solos.

What are looking forward to most, leading up to the premiere?
: Bringing together all the “parts” of the show – live music, lighting, costumes.

What are you hoping resonates with people who watch the show?
: The absolute thrill of full-body dancing.
Shawn: I am hoping people leave the theatre inspired to move. 

Thanks so much to the cast for sharing their energy and thoughts.

Carol-Ann Bohrn headshot credit: Jenna Wilder
Shawn Maclaine headshot credit: Fiona Witherell
Sophie Milord headshot credit: Courtney Maertens
Andrés Felipe Jiménez Mejia headshot credit: Carley Hungerford
Justine Erickson photo credit: Charles Fernandes
Warren McClelland headshot credit: Leif Norman

Save the Date!

Studio Performance and Artist Talk with Christopher House!

One night only: Friday, March 17th at 7:30pm

Free/Pay What You May with a suggested donation of $15-$20 for those who are able; please reserve through Eventbrite

Christopher House will perform the solo NEWS by Deborah Hay. Following the performance, there will be an Artist Talk moderated by
WCD’s Programming Support, Ian Mozdzen.
About Christopher House:

Christopher House is a queer choreographer, performer, director, educator, and curator. He was resident choreographer and a leading dancer with Toronto Dance Theatre from 1979-2020; the last twenty-six years as Artistic Director. He created over sixty works for TDT, diversified the company’s repertoire, and developed innovative programs in education, audience cultivation, and support for young choreographers. 

Christopher has collaborated with many leading companies and artists including The National Ballet of Canada, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Ballet Gulbenkian, Cirque du Soleil, Kimsooja, Ame Henderson, Jordan Tannahill, The Hidden Cameras, and post-modern icon Deborah Hay. He is currently collaborating with Dance Collection Danse, curating an exhibition on the impact of HIV/AIDS on Canadian dance. He is a member of the 8 Days Collective; a long-time Associate Dance Artist of the NAC, and a member of the Order of Canada.

Top image: Omer Yukseker
Choreography: Deborah Hay
Dancer: Christopher House

Headshot of Christopher House: David Leyes
WCD's 50/50 for Dance!
We are so excited to be teaming up with Funding Change for a
much-loved Manitoba tradition...the 50/50!

The winner will receive half of the final amount with the other half going to support Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers' passion for creating, producing, teaching, and presenting contemporary dance with a view to advance the art form for professional artists and audiences alike. 

Final Draw: Monday, April 17th, 2023, at 11:00 AM
Tickets: $5.00/each, 3/$10.00,10/$20.00

Link to purchase 

License: LGCA 2892-RF-40052

Photo: Hugh Conacher
Dancer: Warren McClelland
Graphic: Marcelle Lussier at Urbanink
We are Hiring!

Apply to join the WCD Team!

This is a position for a self-starter who is comfortable implementing strategies and taking initiative, as well as being hands-on managing day-to-day office administration. As WCD gears up for its 60th anniversary season, we are looking to grow our subscriber and donor base. While fundraising experience is not required, it is considered a valuable asset.

While a full-time position is preferred, we are open to flexible working arrangements and discussions about how to best structure the position. This position will occasionally work evenings and weekends to accommodate activities such as board meetings, performances, fundraising events, and representation of the organization at public events.

Find more information through the
official job posting.

Support 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.

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: Leif Norman
Choreography: Idan Cohen
Dancer: Warren McClelland

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


Isaac Ben Diamond
Patricia Philpott, in Honour of Ellice Kynman
Prairie Architects
Marcel Van Woensel


Grant Boden
Jerilyn Hall
Wanda Koop
Randal Newman, in Memory of Tedd Robinson
Blair Philpott
Wawanesa Insurance


Douglas Arrell
Bonnie and Jim Bailie
Annette Browne, in Memory of Rachel Browne
Claire Cram
José Koes
Robert Schuppel
Lisa Stiver
Lorne Sunley
Ruth Thomson
Chris Turyk
Leo and Patricia Waisberg
Ian Weedmark
Nicole Zajac
 Thomas Kucera

ENTHUSIASTS under $100

Martha Barwinsky
Jean Paul Cloutier
Jennifer Litchfield
Angela Olivier
Sheena Stemler

*list reflects donations received by February 11, 2023



Photo: Leif Norman
Choreography: Idan Cohen
Dancer:  Warren McClelland

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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