Season

2020/2021 Season

BODY and LIGHT

New! Drive-In Performances!

Body and Light, Drive-In Performance, is in partnership with Cercle Molière.
We are thrilled to present live performances for small drive-in audiences.

Friday, June 25 at 8:30pm
Saturday, June 26 at 5:30 pm, 7:00pm & 8:30pm
Sunday, June 27 at 5:30pm & 7:00 pm

Location: 178 Market Ave – Impark Lot #256

This is the parking lot in between MTC and Pantages. Entrance is off Market, just around the corner from The Rachel Browne Theatre.

The show is presented in the round with cars on all four sides of the stage. Parking spots are limited.

Performance Length: 37 minutes

Please purchase early, space is limited. Every car gets a front row seat!

This show will also be presented online June 3-20

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.

Dancers: Carol-Ann Bohrn, Mark Dela Cruz, Julious Gambalan, Helene Le Moullec Mancini, Shawn Maclaine, Warren McClelland


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

Due to Covid-19, we are unable to welcome out-of-province Guest Artists at this time.

As a result we are working to pivot Yes/This is My Math Dance to an online presentation, June 24-July 04, 2021


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. 

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BEGIN AGAIN


Begin Again, a new work by Jera Wolfe

Online Presentation January 22-31, 2021

Photo: Leif Norman
Graphic Design: Urban Ink

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: Carol-Ann Bohrn, Allison Brooks, Mark Dela Cruz, Kira Hofmann.

Lighting design by Hugh Conacher.

EMERGING ARTIST INITIATIVE, Up Close and disDANCING

Online Presentation, November 13-29, 2020

Photo: Leif Norman
Graphic Design: Urban Ink

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