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.
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.
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)
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
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.
2018 Chrystal Dance Prize for Emerging Dance Artists
Applications Open From April 3 to May 12, 2018
Applications for the 2018 Chrystal Dance Prize for Emerging Dance Artists open on April 3, 2018. Interested dance artists must apply by May 12, 2018, 4 p.m. PDT.
The Chrystal Dance Prize is Canada’s richest dance prize for international collaboration. Earlier in 2018, $12,000 was awarded in the Independent Dance Artist category to Victoria dance theatre artist Stacey Horton, and $25,000 to Ballet BC’s commission of a new Romeo and Juliet choreographed by French dance maker Medhi Walerski, one of the most original voices in international dance today.
The Chrystal Dance Prize for Emerging Dance Artists is a scholarship program for dancers/dance artists wanting to continue or complete their training and/or studies at a recognized institution outside Canada. Applicants must be residents of western Canada and this prize only supports full-time studies. Intensives and summer programs are not eligible for support from the Chrystal Dance Prize program. Preference will be given to Victoria residents; however, it’s worth noting there are years when no Victoria students apply making it an open field. If artists are entering a second or third year of study, and are living in a foreign country, their permanent address or place of origin must be in western Canada.
Past awards have been provided for students attending The Juilliard School, the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of Ballet (ABT), Butler University and more. The 2017 Emerging Artist Award winner was Matilda Çobanli who is studying at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance and Adrian de Leeuw who is pursuing his training at the Alonzo King LINES Ballet School in San Francisco.
The Chrystal Dance Prize is generated from a substantial bequest made by Dance Victoria patron, Dr. Betty “Chrystal” Kleiman, to the Victoria Foundation. A committee of dance professionals is assembled each year to select the recipients.
For additional information about the Chrystal Dance Prize, visit:
Dance Victoria brings the World’s Best Dance to the Royal Theatre and supports the development of new dance for the international stage from its studios in Quadra Village. Dance Victoria is a non-profit charitable society. DanceVictoria.com