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Happening Now!

in between here and now online - June 10th - July 3rd, 2022

We are thrilled to offer an “in camera” version of WCD’s latest work, 
in between here and now!

Available to view at your convenience for only $15;
HERE to purchase a ticket & receive your viewing link.

Click on the video below to see a sneak peek at the online footage. 

About the work:

"Swaths of laughter are paired with detachment to create an experience that is simultaneously present while also being somewhere else. ‘in between here and now’ is about how we relate to people, things that hold us back from communicating, and about feelings of uneasiness. The in-betweenness of being one place while going somewhere else is something I think many people can relate to. Human beings are meant to be full of emotions. We are also hard-wired to understand how we feel.” – Jolene Bailie, Choreographer
New Photos!

We are thrilled to share these new images by Leif Norman from of our in-person performances of in between here and now.

Did you miss the in-person performance? Do you want to see how it is transformed for “in camera”? Do you want to see it again? Or do you simply want to support WCD?

Please join us by clicking
HERE to purchase a ticket &
receive your viewing link.

Photos: Leif Norman
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Lighting: Hugh Conacher
Backdrop and Projection Design: Simon Hughes
Dancers in photos 1, 2, 5, 7: Kira Hofmann and Warren McClelland
Dancers in photo 3: Julious Gambalan and Warren McClelland
Dancers in photo 4: Shawn Maclaine, Shayl Rudd and Warren McClelland
Dancer in photo 6: Shayla Rudd
Dancers in photo 8: Warren McClelland, Shayla Rudd, Julious Gambalan,
Shawn Maclaine, Kira Hofmann

Review in Dance International Magazine

Read about in between here and now in Dance International Magazine!

From the article:

"Bailie has honed her artistic career creating abstract, deeply reflective and conceptually derived works. Her latest offering, “exploring dynamics of perception and desire”, is no exception."

"…the display of vulnerability proved to be one of the greatest strengths of 'in between here and now'. Another strength was the choreography’s array of dizzying rolls, athletic lifts, flips, mind-numbing inversions, deep crouches and crawls across the floor, hallmarks of Bailie’s restless choreographic style.
- Holly Harris

Thanks so much to Dance International Magazine
and Holly Harris for including us! 

Read the full article HERE.


Photo: Leif Norman
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Dancers: Kira Hofmann and Warren McClelland
Lighting: Hugh Conacher
Backdrop Design: Simon Hughes

Introducing Landon Lake!

We are thrilled to introduce Landon Lake; the videographer and editor for the “in camera” presentation of in between here and now.

Landon Lake was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but spent the majority of his 20s in Tokyo, Japan, where he worked as an English teacher. He started playing drums for a Japanese punk band and, through making music videos for his band, discovered his love for filmmaking. He went on to direct music videos for many other Japanese bands and eventually decided to move back to Winnipeg to further pursue his career. He has since been doing all kinds of things film-related, such as music videos, commercials, short films, and even performing as a stunt double. In 2018, his video for Don Amero’s “Church” won Best Video of the Year at the Manitoba Country Music Awards. He hopes to one day direct his own feature film.


Landon has been working as WCD’s videographer since 2018, including for WCD’s online presentations of Up Close and disDANCINGBegin Again, and Body & Light, as well as for online Artist Talks, online classes, and archival purposes.

* All other artists for in between here and now were introduced recently;
you can revisit their bios

Photo: Symon Ptashnick

Save the Date!

Save the date and please join us Friday, September 23rd at 7:30pm
for WCD’s 22/23 Season Launch! 

Enjoy a WCD performance and be the first to hear about our 2022/23 season!

Graphic Design: Urban Ink
Photo: Hugh Conacher
Dancer: Warren McClelland
Covid Sonata On Tour!

Covid Sonata, choreographed by Artistic Director Jolene Bailie as part of WCD’s 2021/22 Emerging Artist Initiative, will be performed by Andrés Jiménez Mejía at The Stream of Dance Festival in Regina!

The Stream of Dance Festival features over 30 prairie artists and live dance works by Margie Gillis, Mohitdeep Khatra, Robin Poitras, Edward Poitras, and more.

Photo: Leif Norman
Dancer: Andrés Jiménez Mejía
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
FAQs for Viewing in between here and now Online

Purchase a $15 ticket HERE to receive the viewing link. 

in between here and now will be available to view starting at 7:00pm on Friday, June 10th.

Those who purchase prior to 7pm on June 10th will receive your link
to view on June 10th.

Anyone purchasing after 7pm on June 10th will receive a link
to view after ticket purchase is complete.

If you need assistance, please email WCD at
Rent Our Space!

The Rachel Browne Theatre is available to rent! Please view our short video below for an overview of our facility.

More details and venue specs can be found HERE.
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.

Be the first to donate in support of our 22/23 season! Donations made today help us start the new season on a more stable footing.

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: Hugh Conacher
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Dancers: Shawn Maclaine and Warren McClelland
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 2021-2022 Season Donors:



5468796 Architecture


Gail Asper, O.C., O.M., LL.D. and Michael Paterson
Isaac Ben Diamond


Blair Philpott
Marcel Van Woensel
Wawanesa Insurance


Calvin Hawley
Shirley Madill
Nicole Zajac
Chris Turyk
Katarina Kupca
Claire Cram
José Koes
Lisa Stiver
Chuck McEwen
Douglas Arrell
Lorne Sunley
Robert and Ina Abra
Leo and Patricia Waisberg
Miriam Browne, in memory of Rachel Browne
Annette Browne, in memory of Rachel Browne
Bonnie and Jim Bailie
Stephanie Ballard
Devan Graham
Robert Schuppel

ENTHUSIASTS under $100

Hilary Druxman
Sheena Stemler
Leesa Streifler
David Warburton
2 Anonymous donors


Thanks to Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries for the lighting equipment and
cables in-kind donation through the Used Items for Donation Program.



Photo: Hugh Conacher
Dancer: Julious Gambalan

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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