Thanks so much to everyone who attended our Season Launch!
Our 2020-2021 programming includes a commissioned work by Jera Wolfe, a new Guest Artist in Residence opportunity, new work by Jolene Bailie, WCD’s Emerging Artist Initiative, new virtual content, an evening of self-created solos by Guest Artists, Linnea Swan and Sara Porter, and more. We look forward to collaborating with these artists, their collaborators, and the dancers.
For those who could not attend in person, and to see a solo performance by Shawn Maclaine, please join us online.
Our online launch will be available to view online, and at no cost, until October 25, 2020.
Graphic Design: Urban Ink Photo: Leif Norman Dancer: Carol-Ann
WCD Returns to Live Performances!
WCD was thrilled to host its first live event in over six months! Our season launch included solo performances by dancers, Carol-Ann Bohrn and Shawn Maclaine, in the solos, Altered Aspects and Covid Sonata, choreography by Jolene Bailie.
Photos: Mark Dela Cruz Above photos: Carol-Ann Bohrn (Dancer), Shawn Maclaine (Dancer), Jolene Bailie (Artistic Director), Ian Mozdzen (Host).
We are thrilled to offer a three show subscription series. Our 2020-2021 subscription series includes new works by Jera Wolfe and Jolene Bailie, and an evening of self-created solos by Linnea Swan and Sara Porter, with performances running in December, April, and May.
The health and safety of patrons, staff, and artists is important to us. We are committed to delivering programming and performances within government recommendations and with physical distancing. Most of our events will host a maximum of 25 patrons. Guarantee your seat by subscribing today!
Graphic Design: Urban Ink
Next Month: Up Close and disDancing,
WCD’s Emerging Artist Initiative
We are delighted to present live performances November 4th to 7th at The Rachel Browne Theatre!
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Dancers: Julious Gambalan, Shayla Rudd, Justine Erickson, Andres Felipe Jimenez Mejia, Sophie Milord
November 4th - 1:00pm
November 5th - 1:00pm
November 6th - 8:00pm
November 7th - 4:00pm & 8:00pm
Physical distancing measures will be in place, seating is limited to a maximum of 25 patrons per performance.
Due to COVID-19, tickets must be purchased in advance (no walk ups please). Patrons are requested to wear masks. Tickets are $15. Purchase tickets HERE.
WCD’s Emerging Artist Initiative is in partnership with The School of Contemporary Dancers.
Photo: Leif Norman Dancer: Shayla Rudd
WCD gratefully acknowledges the support from The Manitoba Arts Council’s Strengthen Grant program. WCD received $4 062 to support website re-development.
Photo: Mark Dela Cruz From Season Launch, in photo: Evan Wohlgemut (Venue Technician), Carol-Ann Bohrn (Dancer), Jolene Bailie (Artistic Director), Shawn Maclaine (Dancer), Ian Mozdzen (Host), Paige Lewis (Stage Manager)
The Rachel Browne Theatre
We recently added new signage at WCD. We are delighted with our new window decals!
Photo: Jolene Bailie
WCD was recently invited to interview with Culture Days and Dance International Magazine!
Read the interview with Artistic Director, Jolene Bailie, HERE.
Read the interview with WCD dancer, Carol-Ann Bohrn, HERE.
Workshops with Diversity Essentials
WCD hosted the workshop, Awareness: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on October 2nd, with facilitator Thiané Diop of Diversity Essentials.
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 with tax receipts can be made in mere seconds online through Canada Helps HERE.
Photo: Mark Dela Cruz
THANK YOU TO OUR 2020-2021 SEASON DONORS:
The Asper Foundation
Gail Asper, O.C., O.M., LL.D. and Michael Paterson
Leo and Patricia Waisberg
Mary J Sharrif
ENTHUSIASTS under $100
With the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council, and the Winnipeg Foundation!