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WINNIPEG'S CONTEMPORARY DANCERS 49th SEASON

 

PRAIRIE DANCE CIRCUIT     The Rachel Browne Theatre

 

November 1&2, 2013                     Showtime 8PM

This year's PDC features a whole range of flatlanders including one of Saskatchewan's most gifted and prolific dance artists, Robin Poitras, of Rouge-gorge & New Dance Horizons. Johanna Bundon and Bee Pallomina, our other talented guests, have collaborated on a new work that will complete our Regina segment of the show.  The Manitoban portion of the evening will be comprised of work by our very own Brent Lott.

 

VERGE                              The Rachel Browne Theatre

February 28 & March 1, 2014         Showtime 8PM

March 2, 2014                               3PM Matinée

 

This emerging artist company is a WCD initiative designed to give recent graduates and senior students from the Professional Program of The School of Contemporary Dancers (SCD) a jump-start to their careers as professional dancers.  Be there at the beginning, as gifted dancers leap from school to the professional stage. See just what WCD's Artistic Director conjures up with 5 weeks to create on some of Canada's most talented emerging professionals.  VERGE is the next generation of dance.

 

PREMIERE of New Work      The Rachel Browne Theatre

by Brent Lott & Debbie Patterson

March 26-28 & April 3-5                 Showtime 8PM

March 29, 2014                             3PM Matinée

Theatre artist Debbie Patterson collaborates with Brent Lott to create a new full length work exploring effort and ease, function and dysfunction, freedom and constraint. WCD dancer Johanna Riley will join Patterson onstage for this very personal exploration of Patterson's struggle with Multiple Sclerosis.

 

schema                             The Rachel Browne Theatre

April 24-26, 2014                           Showtime 8PM

April 27, 2014                                3PM Matinée

The WCD premiere of Canadian dance icon Peggy Baker's newest work, schema; created on WCD dancers, is paired with two highly charged works that examine the nature of communication and relationships. A driving mix of percussion and electronics by transatlantic chamber electronica duo Knuckleduster propels Baker's own stellar company of dancers in Split Screen Stereophonic.  In epilogue, Baker has choreographed a duet for herself and an absent partner, capturing the ironies, frustrations, and emptiness of the loss of one half of a couple.You will not want to miss this very exciting evening of dance by one of Canada's most cherished dance artists.

“…hot-and-cold images of fraught emotion, intimacy and detachment operating within two relationships… It’s the kind of piece you really want to see several times.” –Michael Crabb, Toronto Star (Split Screen Stereophonic)

 

ALSO look for WCD at

 

The One Trunk Festival                West End Cultural Centre

September 8, 2013, 8PM

 

Nuit Blanche                               The Rachel Browne Theatre

September 28, 2013 

 

Featuring a documentary film about Winnipeg's own multiple Western Canadian Music Award winning roots performer, Del Barber starting at 7:30 PM.  The film showing will be followed by a short performance by Del and a Q & A with the film's director.  WCD dancers will perform starting at 10 PM.

 

Culture Days, Dance Downtown     RWB's Founders Studio

September 29, 2013 1PM & 3PM

 

Dinner and Dance                        peasant cookery

April 13, 2014, 6:30 PM

Please join us as Canadian dance icon Peggy Baker performs The Disappearance of Right and Left followed by a 3-course meal.

 

Masquerade! Music of the Stage     Crescent Ft Rouge United Church

The Winnipeg Singers

Sunday May 11, 2014, 3PM

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