• WCD’s International Dance Day Greeting

    Whether we are together or apart, dance connects us like nothing else.

  • A message regarding COVID-19 (#3)

    April 14, 2020

    Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers has been monitoring provincial, federal and global health agencies, and respecting recommended practices related to the rapidly changing coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It is with a heavy heart that WCD cancels all remaining activities planned for the 2019-2020 season. This includes all activities up to May 31, 2020. Our facility remains closed to the public and our administration continues to work remotely. The decision to cancel events and programming has been very difficult, but necessary. The health and safety of our community, artists, patrons, and staff is a priority.

    WCD looks forward to the 2020-2021 season, serving our community, and presenting our 56th season of contemporary dance.

    WCD’s canceled production, VITALITY and the speed of life, will be programmed in our 2020-2021 season.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times, and for your support of WCD. We hope that you can stay well, can take care of yourself, and that we will see you at The Rachel Browne Theatre soon.

    If you are a subscriber or single ticket holder, we ask that you kindly consider converting your ticket purchase into a donation and we can issue you a tax receipt for the full amount. Refunds are also available.


    March 20, 2020

    WCD is closely monitoring information regarding COVID-19. The health and safety of our artists, patrons, renters, and staff are a priority. We are currently following the recommendations of the World Health Organization, Health Canada, and the Government of Manitoba.

    Based on the recommendations from these organizations and in an effort to lessen the effects of COVID-19, WCD has taken these measures:

    • On March 16, 2020, WCD suspended all professional development classes, company rehearsals, and all work for its’ production of VITALITY and the speed of life, until further notice.
    • WCD’s Social Night and Season Launch has been postponed and will be rescheduled.
    • WCD’s fundraiser, The Stage is Set, has been postponed and will be rescheduled.
    • Work for WCD’s production of VITALITY and the speed of life, will be rescheduled.

    WCD will continue to assess these plans and will share information as soon as it is available. In the short term, our administration is working from home and our facility is closed to the public.

    If you have tickets to VITALITY and the speed of life or WCD’s Social Night and Season Launch, we will reassess our plans mid-April will be in touch via email and social media to let you know of our rescheduling plans. We are remaining optimistic that we may be able to reschedule events for May or June, 2020. If you are unable to attend our new dates, please consider donating your investment rather than requesting a refund.

    We are grateful to our patrons and community for your ongoing support, patience, and understanding as we navigate these complicated times.

    WCD wishes the best of health to everyone.

    As always, we are available by email. You can find our email addresses here

    We will dance again, as soon as we can.

  • A message regarding COVID-19 (#1)

    March 14, 2020

    WCD is aware of and closely monitoring information and recommendations regarding COVID-19.  The health and safety of our artists, staff, and patrons are a first priority. We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to follow the guidance and recommendations of the World Health Organization, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and Manitoba Health.  

  • ARTIST TALK on March 6th, 2020

    First Friday in the Exchange.

    Photo: Hugh Conacher

    Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers presents New Work in Progress, Studio Showing. 

    Featuring work by Artistic Director, Jolene Bailie, and performances by: Carol-Ann Bohrn, Hélène Le Moullec Mancini, Julious Gambalan, Shawn Maclaine, Warren McClelland, Aaron Paul, Sam Penner, Camila Schujman. Artist Talk to follow.

     At the Rachel Browne Theatre at 7:30pm

    FREE event.

  • WCD’s 2019 Annual General Meeting

    WCD’s 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held December 4th, Wednesday, at 6:30pm, in the Rachel Browne Theatre, 204-211 Bannatyne Ave.

    We would love to see you there!


    Who we are looking for: WCD is looking for individuals who have a strong commitment to fulfill WCD’s mission to create a place on the local, national and international arts landscape that enables vital intersections, linkages and exchange among dance creators, dance interpreters, spectators and communities.

    There are positions open for leaders with financial and/or fundraising skills, experience and interest. Ideally, these individuals will have proven leadership and board experience, strong organizational or subject matter expertise, strategic foresight and wish to be considered for election to the WCD Board of Directors. The WCD Board is also open to considering board members with related education who may be looking to enhance their professional experience through a volunteer role such as this.

    What is involved: For Board Members, the time commitment is approximately four to six hours each month. Board meetings are held in-person 10 (ten) times per year and there are ad hoc meetings via teleconference as needed. Board Members are expected to also attend in-person the Planning/Review day and the Annual General meeting at the Rachel Browne Theatre. These are volunteer positions with no financial compensation.

    How to apply: To apply, please send your information to Please include your resume and a statement as to why you are interested in joining the Board of WCD. Applicants will be considered to join within our current year. We thank all in advance for your interest in serving on the WCD Board of Directors.