Season

2020/2021 Season

EMERGING ARTIST INITIATIVE, Up Close and disDANCING

November 4 & 05/1PM / November 6/8PM / November 7/ 4PM & 8PM

Photo by Leif Norman

Five emerging dancers will perform three different works. Watch as they rise to the challenge of emerging into a dance career during Covid-19; with physical distancing and our current reality. WCD’s Emerging Artist Initiative is in partnership with The School of Contemporary Dancers. 

Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Dancers: Justine Erickson, Julious Gambalan, Andres Felipe Jimenez Mejia, Sophie Milord, Shayla Rudd

NEW CREATION by JERA WOLFE

December 3-6 / 4PM & 8PM

Artist Talk to follow Sunday matinee.

photo by Kinga Studios

WCD is thrilled to commission Jera Wolfe to create his first work for WCD! Dora Mavor Moore award winner, Jera Wolfe, is a choreographer and performer of Métis heritage and Associate Artist with Red Sky Performance.  His captivating choreography has been presented by Canadian Stage, Fall For Dance North, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur, Danse Danse, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and more.

Featuring a cast of Winnipeg dancers and lighting design by Hugh Conacher.

NEW WORK by JOLENE BAILIE

April 22-24 / 8PM / April 25 / 4PM

Artist Talk to follow Sunday matinee.

photo by Leif Norman

New Creation by Artistic Director, Jolene Bailie, featuring an ensemble of Winnipeg dancers and collaborations with Sound Designer, Susan Chafe and long-time collaborator, Hugh Conacher. Known for her visual and complex work, Bailie creates abstract works that are personal, potent, and reflective.


YES / THIS IS MY MATH DANCE by LINNEA SWAN & SARA PORTER

May 28 & 29 / 8PM / May 30 / 4PM

Artist Talk to follow Sunday matinee.


Two works on a shared program.

photo by Tim Nguyen

A manifesto for the post-cynical, YES comes to WCD with a history of acclaimed success across the country. Known for her fearless approach to controversial issues, Calgary-based Performer/Creator, Linnea Swan rigorously integrates dance, theatre and bouffon to address Yvonne Rainer’s 1965 No Manifesto.

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photo by Jay Tse

WCD is thrilled to introduce Toronto-based artist, Sara Porter, to Winnipeg audiences. Navigating identity, queerness, and the tender flesh of one’s physical self, critically acclaimed Porter is known for her intelligent, humorous, and charismatically sharp work.