WCD exists to create and present contemporary dance.
Our work gathers people together to create, share,
appreciate & contribute to the development of contemporary dance.
Artist Talk with Ralph Escamillan
We are thrilled to present an online Artist Talk with Guest Artist in Residence, Ralph Escamillan! Free online and on-demand!
The Artist Talk is also available with subtitlesHERE.
WCD’s Guest Artist in Residence opportunity welcomed Canadian-Filipinx choreographer, Ralph Escamillan. Escamillan connected to WCD by way of submission through a public “Call to Artists,” and was selected by a panel. This project was completed over Zoom and remixed choreography by/in cooperation with Tedd Robinson (10 Gates Dancing & former WCD Artistic Director).
The Artist Talk is moderated by Ian Mozdzen and features interviews with Ralph Escamillan, Daria Mikhaylyuk, Julious Gambalan, Warren McClelland and Carol-Ann Bohrn; video by Landon Lake.
WCD is home to The Rachel Browne Theatre! Please watch our new video below!
Special thanks to the artists and staff who worked on this project.
We are thrilled to share that Andres Felipe Jimenez Mejia will perform “Covid Sonata”, a work from WCD’s 21/22 Emerging Artist Initiative!
Check it out as part of The School of Contemporary Dancers Senior Professional Program show from May 12th - 15th, 2022.
Photo: Leif Norman
Dancer: Andres Felipe Jimenez Mejia
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Professional Training for Dancers
WCD offers advanced/professional level classes. These classes run in conjunction with our project work and are also open for drop-ins.
In 20/21, WCD offered 72 in-person classes plus free online classes. For 21/22 we are expecting to offer 90 in-person classes.
Photo and Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Dancers: Anastasiya Yevsigneeva, Emily Solstice
Farewell to Evan
Congratulations to Evan Wohlgemut who has been hired as Head Electrician at the RMTC Warehouse! Best wishes on your next chapter!
Evan has worked with WCD as Venue Technician since 2020, and on the shows: “Up Close and disDANCING”, “Begin Again”, "Body & Light”, “Reconnect”, “Black Ballerina” and for our upcoming new work. His work was integral for our Season Launch performances, tour prep, artist talks, online classes, third-party rentals, and more. From all of us at WCD, we extend sincere appreciation and best wishes!
Our venue is located in the heart of Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District and is available to rent for dance, theatre and music performances, as well as workshops, lectures and fundraisers.
The theatre is outfitted with a deluxe riser and seating system, a production booth as well as lighting and sound equipment, which makes it one of the best equipped and most intimate houses of its size in town.
Recently updated with signage on three sides of The McKim Building, the venue is easy to find, accessible by major bus routes and located in Winnipeg’s vibrant theatre district.
The Rachel Browne Theatre stands out as an exceptional rental venue for rehearsals for its large pillar-free space and sprung floor. The lobby has a beautiful view of Old Market Square and the washroom, lobby and dressing rooms were just updated this winter!
Lots of street parking and surface lots are available in the immediate area. Free street parking is available on evenings and weekends.
Photo: Hugh Conacher
Please Consider Supporting 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.
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 2021-2022 Season Donors:
CONTRIBUTORS $10 000+
Gail Asper, O.C., O.M., LL.D. and Michael Paterson
Isaac Ben Diamond
Marcel Van Woensel
Robert and Ina Abra
Leo and Patricia Waisberg
Miriam Browne, in memory of Rachel Browne
Annette Browne, in memory of Rachel Browne