SEASON

Everything's Coming Up Roses WCD's Emerging Artist Initiative

Thursday, October 19, 1:30pm
Friday, October 20, 7:30pm

 

The future is bright in our first ticketed performance of the season! Featuring new work + new and returning dancers! Witness a fun and exciting evening of talent as ten dancers dive deep into themselves and their dance practice!

For decades, WCD has created opportunities for emerging dancers. For 23/24, WCD’s Emerging Artist Initiative runs for six and a half weeks, with dancers gathering in WCD’s studio for rehearsals, new creation, research and coaching; culminating in two public performances.

WCD’s Emerging Artist Initiative is in partnership with The School of Contemporary Dancers.

Everything's Coming Up Roses:

Choreography:
Jolene Bailie

Additional Rehearsal Directors:
Carol-Ann Bohrn for "in between here and now", Julious Gambalan for "Space or Place", Warren McClelland for "Last Schema"

Original Sound:
Emma Hendrix for "in between here and now"

Projection Design :
Hugh Conacher for "Space or Place"

Dancers:
Alejandra Cortes Rodino, Zeus Gonzales, Aileen Holzrichter, Ellice Kynman, Freya Macdonald-Johnsen, Thomas Oberlin, Monica Schilling, Citlali Solis Hernandez, Natalie Sluis 

Photo (above):
Photo: Leif Norman, Choreography: Jolene Bailie, Dancers: Thomas Oberlin and Zeus Gonzales

Jolene Bailie

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Jolene Bailie

Choreographer

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Carol-Ann Bohrn

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Carol-Ann Bohrn

Additional Rehearsal Director for in between here and now

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Julious Gambalan

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Julious Gambalan

Additional Rehearsal Director for Space or Place

Photo: Mark Dela Cruz

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Warren McClelland

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Warren McClelland

Additional Rehearsal Director for Last Schema

Photo: Leif Norman

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Emma Hendrix

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Emma Hendrix

Original Sound for in between here and now

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Hugh Conacher

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Hugh Conacher

Projection Design for Space or Place

Photo: Leif Norman

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Alejandra Cortes Rodino              

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Alejandra Cortes Rodino              

Dancer

Photo: Citlali Solis Hernandez

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Zeus Gonzales  

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Zeus Gonzales  

Dancer

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Aileen Holzrichter

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Aileen Holzrichter

Dancer

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Ellice Kynman

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Ellice Kynman

Dancer

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Freya Macdonald-Johnsen

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Freya Macdonald-Johnsen

Dancer

Photo: Natalie Sluis

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Thomas Oberlin 

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Thomas Oberlin 

Dancer

Photo: Natalie Sluis

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Monica Schilling 

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Monica Schilling 

Dancer

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Citlali Solis Hernandez                  

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Citlali Solis Hernandez                  

Dancer

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Natalie Sluis 

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Natalie Sluis 

Dancer

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The Impossible Has Already Happened

November 17-18 7:30pm
November 19 4:00pm

The Impossible Has Already Happened investigates the power and purpose of water. Water sustains, nourishes, disrupts and dazzles our planet. It draws parallels to our flowing lives, to stagnated situations, and presence of being. With a sense of urgency, this work highlights our precious natural resource and all it can achieve.

An international collaborative co-creation between Jennifer Mascall of MascallDance (Vancouver) and Claire O’Neil of Footnote New Zealand Dance, motivated by the incredible scale and enormity of the climate crisis.

Inspired by dialogue with climate scientists, activists, and knowledge-keepers, a fantastic cast of diverse Canadian and New Zealand artists bring laughter and momentum to the challenges of coming to terms with today’s world. Contemporary dance, live music, theatre, and storytelling come together with relevance and purpose in this exciting new work. Coming to Canada on the heels of a recent tour of New Zealand!

Artist Talk to follow Sunday matinee.

 

The Impossible Has Already Happened:

Creation/Choreography:
Jennifer Mascall, Claire O’Neil

Live Musician:
Kathleen Nisbet

Sound Design:
Kathleen Nisbet, Jason Wright

AV Design:
Claire O'Neil, Jennifer Mascall, Jason Wright

Lighting and Set Design:
Marcus McShane

Lighting and Set design, Adaptation:
Jack Chipman

Costume Design:
Anne de Geus

Costume Assistant:
Ysadora Dias

Costume Consultant:
Ralph Escamillan

Voice/Text/Theatre Coach:
Peter Daubé

Performers:
Allison Brooks, Ysadora Dias, Marisa Gold, Tobias Macfarlane, Iris Mae Shepperd, Claire O'Neil

Rehearsal Direction:
Hayley Gawthrop, Francesca Frewer

Character Development:
Kat Single-Dain

Community Engagement Coordinator:
Sierra Megas

Technical Director:
Jack Chipman

Technical Consultant:
John Macfarlane

Tour Manager:
Beatriz Orbegoso

Photo (above):
Caio Silva

Jennifer Mascall

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Jennifer Mascall

Choreographer

Canadian choreographer, teacher, improviser, mentor, and advocate for the art form.

Mascall, a first-generation settler of Norman/Celt descent, is a ceaseless investigator and unquenchable source of ideas. She and her over 200 works have received many awards and continue to challenge dancers and audiences. As a committed dance innovator, practitioner, educator, mentor, and advocate, she encourages new generations of artists through collaboration, creation, choreographic residencies, intensives, and dialogue.

Jennifer Mascall’s somatic movement inquiry is informed by studies with two American master teachers Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and Linda Putnam. MascallDance has flourished since 1982.

Previous to !982 Mascall had an international career as a solo improviser and co-founded GRID, TIDE and EDAM, all collectives. Early interests were written dances, which developed into Dial A Dance phone-in dance orders and Footnotes, an anthology containing the written notes of 60 choreographers.

She has received the Canada 125 Confederation Commemorative Medal, the Clifford E. Lee Choreographic Award, the Jacqueline Lemieux Prize, a Dora Mavor Moore Award, a Jessie Richardson Award, the Ann O’Connor Award, International Woman’s Day Award, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Best Performers Award (The Brutal Telling), the F.A.N.S. Distinguished Artist Award, and an Isadora for outstanding contribution to dance in B.C.

http://www.mascalldance.ca

Photo: Yukiko Onley

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Claire O’Neil

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Claire O’Neil

Choreographer

For over 20 years, Claire has been an international performer, choreographer and dance educator.

She lived in Belgium for a decade and worked with some of Europes’ most prestigious contemporary dance companies. In 2016 she achieved a Masters in Dance with first class honours from the University of Auckland.

Claire has researched, experienced and integrated various forms of contemporary dance and related physical practice, movement systems, social philosophy, and somatic inquiries such as Laban, Axis Syllabus, Feldonkrais, Body Weather, Action Theatre Improvisation, Body Mind Centering, yoga and Contact Improvisation.

As the Artistic Director of Fidget Collective, she has created, collaborated, and presented over 35 performances. Her performance works have won awards (Tempo Festival 2008 Best Choreography from an Established Choreographer (‘MTYland’); Wellington Fringe Festival Best Dance Production 2015 (‘Just Between Us’) and she has received several grants and scholarships furthering her investigations in the field of contemporary dance.

Claire features in Sue Healy’s award-winning dance documentary ‘Virtuosi’. She is currently a dance lecturer at Unitec Performing and Screen Arts and a movement coach for well-being programs in corporate business. She sits on the Artistic Advisor Panel for Footnote New Zealand Dance and mentors choreographers with The New Zealand Dance Company.

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Kathleen Nisbet

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Kathleen Nisbet

Musician

Classically trained early on, Vancouver fiddle player, singer and songwriter Kathleen Nisbet has returned to her Métis roots, pursuing more traditional fiddle music, and working in a variety of genres.

She has composed and contributed to multiple theatre and dance productions and collaborates regularly with V’ni Dansi Métis traditional dance, and Acuhko Simowuk Collective.

She’s an active member of Vancouver’s thriving bluegrass and folk scene, performing and touring with her band, Viper Central. With numerous studio recording credits to her name, she’s well known locally for her live music productions, including the annual East Van Opry in Vancouver.

Photo: Gillian Moranz

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Allison Brooks

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Allison Brooks

Performer

Artist Allison Brooks, rooted in Western Canada’s First Nations territories, embarked on her creative journey in Penticton, BC.

Training at The Schools of Contemporary Dancers in Winnipeg ignited her passion for contemporary dance. A recipient of the Banff Centre for the Arts scholarship (2019) and Edam Dance scholarship (2022), Allison thrives at the intersection of music and dance.

Her recent collaborations with Constance Cooke and Mascall Dance span Canada and New Zealand (2023). Notable performances include self-choreographed solos at Boombox (2023) and Impulse Theatre’s Peek Show (2022). With Impulse Theatre and Amok Project, she’s pushed artistic boundaries. Allison danced with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers for Guest Artist in Residence projects with choreographers Jason Martin and Jasmine Ellis and for the online premiere of Begin Again, by Jera Wolfe. Allison’s artistry resonates globally, leaving an indelible mark.

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Ysadora Dias

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Ysadora Dias

Performer, Choreographic Assistant

A contemporary dance artist from Brazil, Ysadora’s dance training began at Escola de Danças de Caraguá. After graduating she joined CBMC Dance Company and the collective “Pé na Areia” as creative interpreter having the opportunity to collaborate in the creation and production of several performances throughout Brazil.

She moved to Vancouver to enrich her dance training with Coastal City Ballet, where she stayed for three seasons as a company member. In 2021 she joined Amok Project under the direction of Carol Mendes.  Most recently she has worked with Co.Erasga and MascallDance.

Photo: Caio Silva

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Marisa Gold

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Marisa Gold

Performer

Marisa Gold is an intuitive multidisciplinary dance artist with a passion for all things soulful.

She has trained in a variety of Modern/Contemporary styles, with a BFA in dance (SFU), certificate of completion from The Ailey school Independent Study program (NYC), and The Graham school(NYC).

She is an expressive dancer, poet, vocalist, choreographer, stylist, and actor whose work is embedded in self reflection, a deep love for humanity and reverence for our planet earth.

Photo: Kristine Cotsky

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Tobias Macfarlane

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Tobias Macfarlane

Performer

Canadian actor and creator Tobias Macfarlane is interested in storytelling and technology.

For several years he has been General Manager of MascallDance, and has made several films about dogs. He has studied Business Economics and Theatre, and currently finds all three immensely useful.

Currently preparing for MD’s Canadian tour of The Impossible Has Already Happened, the environment is on his mind.

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Iris Mae Shepperd

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Iris Mae Shepperd

 

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Jack Chipman

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Jack Chipman

Technical Director

Jack is a Vancouver based projection designer and technologist. His work integrates physical elements into digital spaces through the use of cameras, digital props, and image filtering. He is excited by the merging of different mediums to create an immersive experience. Jack’s past credits include The Flying Dutchman (Vancouver Opera), An Undeveloped Sound (Electric Company Theatre), Szepty/Whispers (Rumble Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Vancouver Symphony Orchestra), Dance Craft (Joe Ink), and Ghost Forest (Simon Fraser University).

Jchipman.com

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John Macfarlane

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John Macfarlane

Technical Consultant

John Macfarlane is a lighting designer and technical director for dance and theatre.

Began touring internationally with New York’s Nikolais Dance Theatre in 1973 and continues to maintain a professional career.

Senior Faculty (retired) Simon Fraser University Contemporary Arts. Teaches technical theatre, lighting design, stage and production management and arts administration.

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Beatriz Orbegoso

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Beatriz Orbegoso

Tour Manager

MascallDance Operations Manager Bea is of Scottish/Swiss/Spanish descent, Canadian-born of Peruvian parents.

In 2003 she became General Manager of Peru’s largest theatre, managing over 50 productions in Lima throughout the years.

Her sound designs have accompanied works such as Moo (Sally Clark), Lawrence and Hollowman (Morris Panych), Birthday Party (Harold Pinter) and Life is a Dream (Calderon de la Barca).

She has worked in Canadian documentary film production and arts management since 2017.

BA, Languages and Theatre, Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Quebec; MBA, Management and Administration, UPC, Lima, Peru.

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NEW CREATION + BEGIN AGAIN by JERA WOLFE

February 23-24 7:30pm

February 25 4:00pm

February 22 7:30pm Preview performance

“Dancing is powerful. It has the strength to heal, tell stories and break down societal walls. Dance has been with us since the earliest moments of existence. Let it be the conduit of ritual, a passing of energy from those who have come before us.” – Jera Wolfe

Wolfe is an artist of Métis heritage. His captivating choreography awarded him the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Original Choreography for Trace by Red Sky Performance. His repertoire 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, and more.

A celebrated choreographer and performer, Jera’s work has brought him to many stages of the world, including across Canada, Europe, and the United States.

WCD first commissioned Wolfe in the Fall of 2020, with the choreographer standing by “the show must go on” with pandemic-related restrictions moving the creation to an online presentation. WCD is excited to work with Wolfe once again and remount his work the way we intended to!

Begin Again is paired with a world premiere! The new work, Play Cowboy, is a wonderful callback to memories of playing together, creating stories about who we are or who we want to be.

Featuring an ensemble of Winnipeg-based dancers and lighting by Hugh Conacher!

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Opportunities for dancers are by way of a public call to artists. Info here

New Creation + Begin Again by Jera Wolfe:

Choreography:
Jera Wolfe

Additional Rehearsal Director:
Jolene Bailie

Lighting:
Hugh Conacher

Stage Manager:
Ridge Romanishen

Dancers:
Carol-Ann Bohrn, Justine Erickson, Cameron Fraser-Monroe, Jace Hodges, Warren McClelland, Shayla Rudd

Photo (above):
Aleksandar Antonijevic

Jera Wolfe

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Jera Wolfe

Choreographer

Born in Tkaronto/Toronto, Jera Wolfe is a choreographer and performer of mixed heritage and a proud member of the Manitoba Métis Federation.

His choreography has awarded him the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Original Choreography for Trace by Red Sky Performance. Jera has demonstrated an impressive repertoire of works presented by Canadian Stage, National Arts Centre, Fall For Dance North, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur, Citadel + Compagnie, Danse Danse, and Jacob’s Pillow.

He has created works for Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, The National Ballet of Canada, Red Sky Performance, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre and Lamondance as well as for professional training programs such as Arts Umbrella, Canada’s National Ballet School, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Tulsa Ballet School (USA), Toronto Metropolitan University and the School of Contemporary Dancers.

Equally celebrated as a performer, Wolfe has performed across Canada, and on the world stage in the United States and Europe; dancing for companies such as Red Sky Performance, Peggy Baker Dance Projects and Atlantic Ballet. His most recent performance was in the Manitoba Opera’s production, Li Keur: Riel’s Heart of the North.

Upcoming projects include choreographing for Stratford’s production of Wendy and Peter Pan and a new work for The École de danse contemporaine de Montréal.

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Jolene Bailie

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Jolene Bailie

Additional Rehearsal Director

Jolene Bailie is a choreographer, director and producer of contemporary dance. Appointed Artistic Director of Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers in 2019, Bailie creates and re-creates work for WCD, produces WCD performances, teaches company class, leads rehearsals and has toured her work to national and international acclaim.

Mainly working as a choreographer, she has created over 40 professional works and hundreds of works for students. Past credits for rehearsal direction include: eleven works by former WCD Artistic Director, Bill Evans, Sending Love by WCD founder, Rachel Browne, quartet by Marie-Josee Chartier, Begin Again by Jera Wolfe (2021, 2024), as well as for her own works. Bailie holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from The American Dance Festival/Hollins University where she received fellowships for three consecutive years, a Teaching Certificate with Distinction from The Royal Academy of Dance, a BA honors degree and Gold Medal Award for Academic Excellence from The University of Winnipeg, has trained at institutions/with master teachers all over North America, and is a graduate of The School of Contemporary Dancers.

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Hugh Conacher

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Hugh Conacher

Lighting Design

Hugh Conacher is a lighting and multi-media designer, and a photographer. He has collaborated with choreographers, directors, visual artists, and dance and theatre companies throughout Canada and around the world, in venues large and small. His multi-disciplinary process, the foundation of which is over 40 years as a lighting designer, straddles the worlds of lighting design, new media technologies, projection and photography, using whichever media form best serves the vision of the project.

Originally from Toronto, Hugh has a long association with WCD, having worked as Resident Lighting Designer at WCD from 1983-2007, and with WCD Artistic Directors Bill Evans, Tedd Robinson, and Tom Stroud. Hugh was a long-time collaborator with WCD founder Rachel Browne, as well as with current AD Jolene Bailie.

Hugh has been a member of the Associated Designers of Canada since 1982 and is a member of l’Association des professionnels des arts de la scène du Québec.

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Ridge Romanishen

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Ridge Romanishen

Stage Manager

Ridge is a CAEA Stage Manager and graduate from the University of Winnipeg’s Theatre and Film Department with honors in Stage Management. WCD credits include: New Creation + Begin Again (2024), retuning (2023). Recent Stage Management credits: among men (RMTC/TPM), Shakespeare’s Will (SIR), TRIGGER WARNING: Cassandra (Sick + Twisted Theatre), In Time (TPM/End of the West Collective), The Marriage of Figaro (MUO), A Pickle (WJT), The Velveteen Rabbit and Narnia (both MTYP). Apprentice Stage Management credits: Calpurnia, The Three Musketeers and Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes (RMTC) and The Golems Mighty Swing (WJT). Assistant Stage Management credits: Feast (PTE). You can catch him next as Assistant Stage Manager on RMTC’s The Comeback! Ridge would like to thank his Lovey and everyone at WCD for welcoming him back with such warm regards!

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Carol-Ann Bohrn

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Carol-Ann Bohrn

Dancer

Carol-Ann grew up in Brandon, Manitoba and is in her fifth season dancing with WCD. WCD performance credits include: New Creation + Begin Again (by Jera Wolfe), retuning, in between here and now, Body & Light, The Space in Between, Modulations, Last Schema, An Aspect of Alterity, and Anthem (all by Jolene Bailie), and Looking Glass (by Idan Cohen). Carol-Ann also danced in WCD: Class at Home, WCD’s Guest Artist in Residence project with Ralph Escamillan, remixing choreography by Tedd Robinson, the online and in-person premieres of Begin Again (by Jera Wolfe, 2021) and participated in a creative process with Melanie Demers, all for WCD.  

Additional credits: Four seasons and 47 performances with Gearshifting Performance Works (Bailie, Chartier, Browne), By Grand Central Station (PTE), Sick + Twisted Theatre, Odette Heyn, Ming Hon, White Birch Ballet (Williams, Barbuto, Beamish), television commercials, music videos and film. Carol-Ann participated in Cartae Open School (aceartinc) and Foundation Mentorship Program at MAWA, is a graduate of The School of Contemporary Dancers and trained at Ryerson University and RWB’s Teacher Training Program.

Carol-Ann’s performances and choreography are influenced by her studies in Grotowski, Clown and Feldenkrais. This summer, she had the opportunity to attend b12 research or die festival in Berlin, Germany, where she performed in a highly collaborative new work, deadly trinity, by Johannes Wieland.

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Justine Erickson

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Justine Erickson

Dancer

Justine Erickson is a Winnipeg based dancer, and a proud member of the Red River Métis Nation. 23/24 is Justine’s third season dancing with WCD. WCD credits include: Looking Glass (by Idan Cohen), New Creation + Begin Again (by Jera Wolfe) and The Space In Between, Proximity and Aspects of Alterity for WCD’s Emerging Artist Initiative (by Jolene Bailie).  Justine also danced for WCD for the in-person premiere and tour of Begin Again (by Jera Wolfe, 2021).

With two of her sisters, she is a member of The Eriksson Collective; in 2022, they co-created four short dance films exploring Métis family roots and the absences of material culture through museum collections in Scotland.

Additional credits include: NAfro Dance Productions, New Dance Horizons, and Alexandra Elliot Dance. Justine graduated from the School of Contemporary Dancers, and completed her BA Honours majoring in Dance at the University of Winnipeg.

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Cameron Fraser-Monroe

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Cameron Fraser-Monroe

Dancer

Cameron Fraser-Monroe (he/him) makes his WCD debut in New Creation + Begin Again!

Cameron is a member of the Tla’amin First Nation. At three years old he started Ukrainian dancing in Vernon, BC.  He was privileged to receive several years of training and performance with World Champion Hoop Dancer Dallas Arcand and studied Grass Dance with Elder Mollie Bono.

Since graduating from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School on the RWB Alumni Scholarship, he has performed with many companies including Red Sky Performance at Jacob’s Pillow Festival, Dancers of Damelahamid at Kia Mau Festival in New Zealand and the International Cervantino Festival, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet at the National Arts Centre, and with the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada.

As a choreographer Mr. Fraser-Monroe has received commissions from the National Ballet of Canada, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Ballet Kelowna, the Winnipeg Summer Dance Collective, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Aspirants, Artist’s Climate Collective, Transformation Cabaret at the Cultch, and both PULSE and Indigenous Day Live! on APTN. He continues to practice and present Hoop Dance.

For the past five years Mr. Fraser-Monroe has served as Artistic Director of the Winnipeg Summer Dance Collective, making dance more accessible in downtown Winnipeg.  During the 23/24 Season, Fraser-Monroe is the Choreographer in Residence at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

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Jace Hodges

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Jace Hodges

Dancer

Jace Hodges makes his WCD debut with New Creation + Begin Again. He began his professional training with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Professional Division, later training at the School of Contemporary Dancers (SCD) for two years; and is dancing with WCD as an emerging artist.

Now pursuing professional dance, performance credits include: multiple shows with independent artist, Ian Mozdzen; with Robin Poitras on “Rouge-gorge” for “QUADRIGA”, and with “Mr. Mark” for “Melodius Prime vs. the Boyz of Noise” and “Manny Tuba’s Kooky Christmas Carol!”, both in conjunction with the WSO. Jace has also toured to perform in Moosejaw and Brandon and is a co-founder of “Botany in Motion”, where he has danced in works by co-founders Sophie Milord and Shayla Rudd.

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Warren McClelland

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Warren McClelland

Dancer

23/24 marks Warren’s eighth season dancing with WCD!

Warren danced with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers for the productions: GORGE (2015), For the Turnstiles (2016), As Though I Had Wings (2017) and as an emerging dancer in Verge (2014-2016). Warren returned to WCD in September 2019, dancing in Bailie’s works retuning, in between here and now, Last Schema, Modulations, The Space in Between, Anthem and Body & Light as well as for Looking Glass by Idan Cohen, New Creation + Begin Again by Jera Wolfe and the Guest Artist in Residence Project with Ralph Escamillan, remixing choreography by Tedd Robinson.

Warren also danced under the direction of Bailie at Gearshifting Performance Works for 16 performances, in several works, in Winnipeg and on tour. Warren has worked with many choreographers both locally and internationally. Additional credits: Weather Parade Dance Theatre, Alex Elliot and Johanna Riley. Warren is a 2014 graduate from the Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers and a recent 2023 graduate from Wellington College School of Massage Therapy.

As an R.M.T. and professional dancer Warren combines his passion for the human body and how it works, with his creativity and passion for movement.

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Shayla Rudd

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Shayla Rudd

Dancer

Shayla is delighted to be returning to dance with WCD for New Creation + Begin Again, by Guest Choreographer, Jera Wolfe.

WCD credits include retuning and in between here and now (choreography, Jolene Bailie). Shayla also danced in WCD’s Emerging Artist Initiative for three seasons and in the works: LostMyriad Beings, Feedback, Bell/Anti-Bell and Dancing through Uncertainty (all by Bailie). Shayla also dances in “WCD: Class at Home 2”, a free online class.

Shayla has also taught and choreographed for various studios in the Winnipeg area, is a co-director, co-founder and choreographer for Botany in Motion Performing Arts Festival (2022-present), and has presented her own work; including for Paula Blair’s Prairie Dancer’s Show and Skylines Dance and Film. Shayla is a graduate from The School of Contemporary Dancers.

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NEW CREATION by JOLENE BAILIE

May 3-4 7:30pm

May 5 4:00pm

May 2 7:30pm Preview performance

“…dynamic, highly visceral choreography, with dancers often flying through the air, leaping onto each other’s backs… Kudos to all performers for their clear commitment to Bailie’s no-holds-barred lexicon of movement vocabulary… their trust in each other is palpable.” – Holly Harris, Winnipeg Free Press

A New Creation by Artistic Director, Jolene Bailie, showcasing an all-Winnipeg team including an ensemble of dancers, plus original sound by Emma Hendrix and lighting by long-time collaborator, Hugh Conacher!

Known for highly physical and complex work, Bailie creates experimental works that are visual, abstract, and reflective. Always athletic, Bailie has presented new creations for Winnipeg audiences annually for over 20 years!

More information and artists to be announced soon!

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New Creation by Jolene Bailie:

Choreography:
Jolene Bailie

Original Sound:
Emma Hendrix

Lighting:
Hugh Conacher

Costume Co-Design:
Wanda Farian

Dancers:
Carol-Ann Bohrn, Reymark Capacete, Justine Erickson, Julious Gambalan, Warren McClelland, Shayla Rudd

Costume Construction:
Norma Lachance

Dyer:
Sylvia Minarcin

Photo(above):
Leif Norman

Jolene Bailie

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Jolene Bailie

Choreographer

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Emma Hendrix

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Emma Hendrix

Original Sound

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Hugh Conacher

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Hugh Conacher

Lighting Design

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Wanda Farian

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Wanda Farian

Costume Co-Design

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Carol-Ann Bohrn

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Carol-Ann Bohrn

Dancer

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Reymark Capacete

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Reymark Capacete

Dancer

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Justine Erickson

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Justine Erickson

Dancer

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Julious Gambalan

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Julious Gambalan

Dancer

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Warren McClelland

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Warren McClelland

Dancer

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Shayla Rudd

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Shayla Rudd

Dancer

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