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Looking Glass

Please join us for Looking Glass; a brand-new work by Idan Cohen!

Purchase your tickets through the links below:

Thursday, February 09 at 7:30pm, Preview
Friday, February 10 at 8pm
Saturday, February 11 at 8pm
Sunday, February 12 at 4pm

We are now a few weeks into the creative process and are so excited to share this exciting new work! Set to piano etudes composed by Phillip Glass and played live by Lisa Rumpel, Cohen’s choreography includes a spectacular team of Winnipeg-based artists.

If you are a single ticket holder from Flight Paths or Serpentine and want to upgrade to a subscription, please call or email the office and we will be happy to apply the cost of your single ticket(s) towards a subscription. 

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

Approximate length: 50 minutes with no intermission.

Poster Design: Marcelle Lussier at Urban Ink
Photo: Leif Norman
Choreography: Idan Cohen
Dancer: Justine Erickson
Hear from Idan Cohen!

"Philip Glass is one of the most important and influential composers of the 20-21st century. Glass' unique interpretation of time, through his repetitive, minimalist sound scores inspired this creation," Cohen explains. "The dancers and I are having a lot of fun studying and being playful with the music, creating our interpretation of Glass' music. I find this work extremely thought-provoking, and emotionally rewarding."

"I love working with dancers outside of Ne.Sans, my Vancouver-based company," Cohen says. "I always find it to be highly inspirational and revitalizing. Different personalities, different movement qualities. It challenges and excites me, and I've learned to love each and every one of the beautiful WCD dancers, as artists, and humans."

Thanks so much to our publicist, Pamela Roz, who recently interviewed Guest Choreographer, Idan Cohen.

If you want to hear more from Idan Cohen, please join us for WCD’s Artist Talk following the matinee performance on Sunday, February 12, moderated by WCD’s Programming Support, Ian Mozdzen.

Photo: Leif Norman
Introducing the Artists

We are thrilled to introduce the artists for Looking Glass!

Choreography: Idan Cohen
Composer: Phillip Glass
Lighting: Hugh Conacher
Pianist: Lisa Rumpel
Costumes: Megan La Touche
Dancers: Top (L-R) - Carol-Ann Bohrn, Justine Erickson, Andrés Felipe Jiménez Mejia
Middle - Shawn Maclaine
Bottom (L-R) - Warren McClelland,  Sophie Milord, Shayla Rudd
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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.

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Photo: Leif Norman
Choreography: Idan Cohen
Dancer: Justine Erickson

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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
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

ENTHUSIASTS under $100

Martha Barwinsky
Jean Paul Cloutier
Jennifer Litchfield
Angela Olivier
Sheena Stemler

*list reflects donations received by January 21, 2023



Photo: Leif Norman
In photo: Idan Cohen (reaching) with Shayla Rudd, Justine Erickson,
Warren McClelland, Carol-Ann Bohrn, and 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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