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