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Winnipeg Dance Force is seeking a part-time accredited ballet instructor to join our amazing team of professional teachers!
We are looking for an individual who can instruct and develop technical training, instill a love for dance in students of all ages and levels in our recreational and competitive divisions, and who can take students beyond the syllabus. The ability to teach other genres would be an asset, but is not a must. The candidate should be enthusiastic, possess good communication skills, and have the ability to demonstrate while maintaining an encouraging, positive, and nurturing classroom environment.
Candidates do not need to teach exclusively at WDF, and would be able to fulfill hours on one or two weeknights and multiple hours on Saturdays. There are also adminstrative hours available if interested to supliment further income, as well as choreographic opportunities for our pre-competitive and competitive programs. This position is offered for the September 2018-2019 dance season with the ability to extend the position for future seasons.
Competitive wages are negotiated based on experience and certification. Interested in joining our team in a dynamic environment? We’d love to hear from you! Please submit your resume along with a reference via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: BALLET TEACHER
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Starting date: September 17, 2018
Salary Range: $40,000 – $50,000 commensurate with experience
WINNIPEG'S CONTEMPORARY DANCERS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Winnipeg ‘s Contemporary Dancers, founded in 1964 by Rachel Browne, is one of Canada’s
founding modern dance companies. During its entire history, the Company has worked with
scores of exceptional Canadian and international artists, establishing a reputation for presentation of dance of the highest quality.
Winnipeg‘s Contemporary Dancers’ goal is to create a place on the local, national and
international arts landscape that enables vital intersections, linkages and exchange among dance creators, dance interpreters, spectators and communities. Our values, programs, and activities are based on respect for our history, the ongoing development of our artists, and to our place in the community.
We are an evolving, responsive arts system, which serves as a springboard for advancing the art form through the presentation of new and existing dance work that fosters and advances artistic vitality and excellence in dance. We create, produce, teach, present and promote professional contemporary dance with a view to furthering the art form for professional artists and audiences alike.
Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers it is located on Treaty One Territory. Treaty One Territory is
located on the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
To find out more about Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers please visit: http://www.winnipegscontemporarydancers.ca/company/
Winnipeg ‘s Contemporary Dancers’ goal is to create a place on the local, national and international arts landscape that enables vital intersections, linkages and exchange among dance creators, dance interpreters, spectators and communities. Our values, programs, and activities are based on respect for our history, the ongoing development of our artists, and to our place in the community.
We are an evolving, responsive arts system, which serves as a springboard for advancing the art form through the presentation of new and existing dance work that fosters and advances artistic vitality and excellence in dance.
We create, produce, teach, present and promote professional contemporary dance with a view to furthering the art form for professional artists and audiences alike.
Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers’ Artistic Director (AD) is a full time seasonal position
(September – May) and must be located in Winnipeg during this time. The AD is responsible for
all artistic matters of the Company, creating and choreographing their own work on selected
dancers and acts as curator, programming choreographers and performing artists into each
season. The AD is expected to choreograph a minimum of one new full evening length work each year.
Reporting directly to the Chair of the Board of Directors, this position works closely with the
Administrator, directly supervises the dancers, all other creative and performing artists and
supervises the work of the Production Manager/Technical Director as it pertains to artistic
matters. The Artistic Director is the spokesperson and face of the Company.
The individual in this position shall be an accomplished choreographer with a positive national
profile, a strong artistic vision, ability to articulate that vision, and possess excellent leadership,
interpersonal and oral communication skills. The Artistic Director oversees and manages the work of all artistic personnel, maintaining a high quality artistic output that achieves the Company’s goals and objectives. The candidate will maintain a high level of attention to detail in all aspects of the position and execute their accountabilities with the highest level of professional integrity.
Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers fosters a team-oriented environment in which all personnel
may be required to participate in a wide range of activities and take on additional responsibilities from time to time that may be outside of their core responsibilities. The successful candidate will be expected to uphold the values of Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers: Equity and Diversity, Respect, Anti-Oppression, Equality Across Gender Identities and Sexual Orientation, Maintaining Safe Work Environments, and Community Building.
• Develop and execute a new artistic vision that fulfills the organization’s overall mission.
• Annually select all artistic activities for approval by the Board of Directors.
• Selecting artists for all annual seasonal Company activities and providing the
Administrator with all pertinent information for contracting.
• Manage and execute community engagement and outreach activities
• Supervising, directing and assessing the work of all artists annually.
• In collaboration with the Administrator, manage and execute all organizational planning.
• Provide regular updates to the Administrator and Chair of the Board to review artistic
• In collaboration with the Administrator, prepare annual the operating budget for approval
by the Board of Directors.
• Working closely with the Administrator achieve Company financial goals;
• Working closely with the Administrator on planning, preparing and execution of operating
and project based applications to government agencies and departments.
• In collaboration with the Administrator, oversee and approve all communications content
including but not limited to; press releases, house programs, digital platforms.
• Provide a written artistic report at meetings of the Board of Directors on progress on
approved artistic activities and plans.
• Ensure all Company personnel are kept aware of artistic plans in advance.
• Attend and participate in all Company fundraising activities as required.
• Actively seek out opportunities to elevate the Company’s profile locally, provincially,
nationally and internationally.
• Create and produce company work;
• Drive the creative development of the Company;
• Collaborate with choreographers in developing & producing a range of contemporary
• Support, train and nurture Company dance artists;
• Create professional development opportunities for all artistic company members;
• Foster a strong working relationship with the School of Contemporary Dancers;
• Collaborate with local, national and international artists and dance organizations;
• Post-secondary degree in dance from a recognized institution or equivalent working
experience in a company of a similar size
• Experience managing and executing annual artistic programming
• Proven capacity to work collaboratively and harmoniously with Boards of Directors,
Management, staff, volunteers, community groups, funding agencies, donors and
• A self starter who can work independently and collaboratively
• Experience meeting deadlines and adhering to schedules
• Demonstrable experience writing grants and funding proposals
• Motivated, decisive, an independent problem solver, and able to work under pressure
• Respect for timelines, schedules, contracts and budgets
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• The successful candidate must reside in Winnipeg for the duration of each Company
• Strong understanding of the contemporary dance milieu in Canada and internationally
• Experience working with community groups, not-for-profit, and/or marginalized
• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and remains
• Must demonstrate strong artistic relationships with contemporary dance and performance
artists and companies
• Willing to travel on behalf of the company representing it and growing its national and
international profile, and touring networks.
How to Apply:
Please submit the following:
• Cover letter 1- 2 pages maximum
• Curriculum vitae or resume with three references
• 2 Writing samples including; artistic statement and selection from a grant or funding
proposal (ensure all private information is blacked out)
• 2 examples of artistic work no longer than 10 minutes each acceptable formats: Youtube,
Resumes accepted until May 18,2018 at 5pm Eastern Standard Time. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or email inquiries.
Please forward resume to: email@example.com
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Stoney Brook Dance Company, located in Steinbach, MB is looking for a hip hop teacher.
Teaching experience is preferred, however depending on your background possible not necessary. You would be teaching 6 - approximately 13 year olds. Pay will be based on previous experience.
If interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume or call Karla at
204-371-6771 for more details.
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StudioWorks School of Rock production is a month away and they're psyched! Tickets are going quickly so make sure to purchase yours online at: www.winnipegstudiotheatre.com.
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SPANISH FAVOURITES: CARMEN SUITE & MIXED REPERTOIRE
Bolero Dance Theatre returns to the stage for its annual production with CARMEN SUITE
on Saturday, May 12 at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, 340 Provencher. Artistic Director Pedro Aurelio visits favourite selections from Bizet's Carmen, highlighting various styles of Spanish dance. The one-act dance suite is complemented with an act of mixed
repertoire including traditional bolero, dramatic flamenco, and elegant classical dance.
Colourful costumes and percussive castanets are set against musical selections by flamenco guitarist Philippe Meunier, and the company of a dozen dancers delivers a lively sample of Spain's diverse range of dance styles. Information on the company, a Carmen video preview, and ticket information are available on the website at www.bolerodancetheatre.ca.
The show runs for one performance only on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors, and are available online at www.bolerodancetheatre.ca or at McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Ave. in early April.
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1. BATTLE CRY Dance Battle. Dangerous goods in collaboration with Kybalion Crew are throwing an all ages Hip Hop And B-boy/B-Girl battle Saturday April 21st at Red River college. Winnipeg's best street dancers will going 1 on 1 for the title of this city's best freestyler.
2. LIVE 2 DANCE. Winnipeg's first ever Televised Hip hop dance event/TV Show. 6 Winnipeg Dance Crews and 2 Toronto Dance crews will be going head to head creating routines to specific challenges and goals. All footage is edited into episodes televised in the Philippines! Catch the action LIVE April 29th @ MBCI 173 Talbot avenue.
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Art Holm is a semi-annual performance series that showcases performance artists in unconventional spaces. Last fall we were under the gorgeous arched ceiling of a converted church-house with stained glass windows. The evenings were truly magical thanks to Richard Inman, jaymez and Ming Hon, as well as you the audience. This spring we are in the heart of the Exchange District in the Artspace building in a room tucked away on the third floor, the Black Lodge Studio at Winnipeg Film Group. Our line up is spectacular.
Hilary Anne Crist (with Rachelle Bourget and Alexandra Elliott) || dance
hannah_g || performance
Pip Skid & The Depressives || rap performance
Friday, May 11 || 7pm
Saturday, May 12 || 7pm (Art City fundraiser to follow!)
Sunday, May 13 || 7pm
Black Lodge Studio
Winnipeg Film Group
100 Arthur Street, 3rd Floor
Building and venue are wheelchair accessible
We want to show our work and share the evening with other performance artists from other disciplines.
With Art Holm we are breaking down the walls of 3 boxes and pushing the stages and seats together.
$15 + loose cash for beer/wine
$10 if you show your Art City fundraiser ticket
(tickets available soon)
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Former hockey player becomes Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers’ Artist-in-Residence
Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers newest Artist-in-Residence has taken an interesting life path en route to becoming the choreographer for WCD’s season finale, Beyond (debuting May 3-5 at Rachel Browne Theatre).
Until he was 21-years-old, Jason Martin had a career playing minor hockey, including time with the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL)’s Cornwall Colts and Cumberland Grads. However, breaking his collarbone three times was enough to convince the young Montreal hockey player to consider a new career.
“When I left junior hockey in Ontario, I had had lots of injuries in the final two to three years,” said Martin.
He first got the idea to pursue dance while studying at CEJEP de Montmorency, one of Quebec’s pre-university colleges near Montreal. While heading to class, Martin said he “would go by the dance classes every day,” eventually deciding to enroll at École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (EDCM).
Now 30-years-old, Martin’s hockey history led him to consider an unorthodox approach to creating his new dance work, Beyond, at WCD’s Exchange District studios.
As Artist-in-Residence, Martin has eight weeks to create Beyond – and will be holding open rehearsals every Friday afternoon from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. until April 27, 2018.
The public rehearsals are an unusual move, but something Martin feels will create a connection with the audience, much like a hockey teams does. “I’m a Habs fan, and we follow their process throughout the season. In the end, if the Habs win – we win. If they lose – we lose.”
Martin says allowing the public to see his dance piece develop will hopefully have similar results. “Because you have that involvement throughout the process, you can let yourself fully live the piece when it’s showtime…Just involving the public throughout the process, it makes them think and feel they’re part of the creation, part of the process, maybe that they even own the piece as much as the creators and the dancers. It is always about putting the human relationship first.”
Seven dancers will help Martin interpret the dance work of Beyond: Jasmine Allard, Rachelle Bourget, Brianna Ray Ferguson, Alexandra Winters, Allison Brooks (apprentice), and Montreal dancers Charles Cardin-Bourbeau and Charlie Prince.
Showtime is 8 p.m. each night. Tickets to Beyond are $20 student/senior and $29 adult. Buy online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3116535 or call the WCD Box Office at 204-452-0229.
All WCD performances happen at the Rachel Browne Theatre, 2nd Floor, 211 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg
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Gearshifting Performance works is thrilled to present Phase Wash.
Please find our short promo video here:
Phase Wash is new creation by Artistic Director, Jolene Bailie, featuring 8 dancers.
Three performances only!
Friday, April 20 @ 8pm
Saturday, April 21 @ 8pm
Sunday, April 22 @ 4pm talkback to follow
The University of Winnipeg’s
Asper Centre for Theatre Film
400 Colony Street
Eight exceptional performers.
A stark, contemporary vision.
$20/$25 Advance tickets at gearshifting.org
Tickets also available at the door and from all the dancers.
Box office opens one hour prior to show time.
Phase Wash dances between will and imagination. The dance transforms, evolves, and accumulates to reveal perspectives on agency, power, strength, neutrality, and support.
Phase Wash marks Jolene Bailie’s 18th consecutive season of self-producing in Winnipeg and is her ninth full length work.
Gearshifting Performance Works' feature presentations are anticipated events for the contemporary dance community.
Lighting by long time collaborator, Hugh Conacher.
Dancers include: Carol-Ann Bohrn, Jillian Groening, Hélène Le Moullec Mancini, Shawn Maclaine, Aaron Paul, Sam Penner, Camila Schujman, Ilse Torres Orozco.
Gearshifting Performance Works gratefully acknowledges the support of The Manitoba Arts Council and The Winnipeg Arts Council.
Approximate running time: 55 minutes.