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

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 HERE!

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.

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, during which he created over sixty works. He has collaborated with many leading companies & artists and is currently curating an exhibition on the impact of HIV/AIDS on Canadian dance. He is a long-time Associate Dance Artist of the NAC and a member of the Order of Canada.

Photo: Omer Yukseker
Choreography: Deborah Hay
Dancer: Christopher House
New Creation!

Please join us for our final show of the season, retuning; a new creation by WCD’s Artistic Director, Jolene Bailie, featuring an all-local team!

Thursday, April 13, 7:30pm, Preview
Friday, April 14, 8:00pm
Saturday, April 15, 8:00pm
Sunday, April 16, 4:00pm

"In many situations, one cannot simply “let go” - one must dis-attach oneself. I think this is something many of us experience. This unspoken journey that many of us are experiencing – there’s shame in it, it’s confusing and it’s messy – but there’s nothing wrong with it or wrong with us when we feel this way.

The act of re-tuning, on a physical and emotional level, and the deliberate process required to dis-attach is something I feel is very relevant, under-appreciated, and necessary." 
– Jolene Bailie 

Photo: Leif Norman
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Dancer: Reymark Capacete

Introducing the Artists
                              Jolene Bailie                      Hugh Conacher
                            Choreographer                    Lighting Design
                             Emma Hendrix                    Megan La Touche
                            Original Sounds                          Costumes
                          Ridge Romanshien               Carol-Ann Bohrn
                             Stage Manager                          Dancer
                         Reymark Capacete               Juilous Gambalan
                                  Dancer                                  Dancer
                 Andrés Felipe Jiménez Mejia          Shawn Maclaine
                                 Dancer                                   Dancer
                         Warren McClelland                    Shayla Rudd
                                  Dancer                                   Dancer

Read the artist bios and photo credits HERE!
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
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: Jolene Bailie
Dancers: Reymark Capacete, Andrés Felipe Jiménez Mejia, Julious Gambalan

Rent our Space!
Our beautiful space is available to rent! We are now taking rentals
for Spring, Summer, and into 2024!

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


Robert and Ina Abra
Douglas Arrell
Bonnie and Jim Bailie
Stephanie Ballard
Annette Browne, in Memory of Rachel Browne
Claire Cram
José Koes
Thomas Kucera
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 March 11, 2023



Photo: Leif Norman
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Dancers: Carol-Ann Bohrn and 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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