Dance is one of the few professional or recreational activities where it is socially acceptable for total strangers to touch each other. For several local dancers, examining what gender and consent mean in an intimate interaction has become a central part of their practice.
Who gets invited to the party and who doesn’t isn’t just a middle-school game. It’s a dilemma facing today’s queer community.
Carol-Ann Bohrn is known locally for work as a dancer. She most recently appeared in The Threepenny Opera, put on by Sick + Twisted Theatre and AA Battery Theatre.
At Winnipeg artist-run centre Young Lungs Dance Exchange, dance exists as much in the mind as in the body.
When NAfro Dance Productions founder and artistic director Casimiro Nhussi first came to Winnipeg, he couldn’t find anyone producing the sort of work he wanted to make. So he started making it himself.
Fat Babes Dance Collective founder Laura Elliott was tired of never seeing fat bodies performing dance in Winnipeg
Yofanana, NAfro Dance Productions’ upcoming show, cuts to the heart of human connection.
Contemporary dancers are branching out to collaborate with other art forms. According to Johanna Riley, interim company manager at Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (WCD), this crossover is a natural evolution for the genre.
Hotel Room/Only the Dead Wear Shoes to Bed, a multimedia installation which took place in the basement of Forth, featured four videos, a large installation and a performance by artist and contemporary dancer Ming Hon.
Safer spaces are gaining popularity at festivals and nightlife events. The notion of a safer space varies with the circumstances.
Art City clay on display // More Indigenous art at the WAG // Circle of Life Thunderbird House Fundraiser // Vegan SMACDOWN // JJ Neepin selected for apprenticeship // Wall-to-Wall presents Hotel Room
New Point Douglas mural // FemFest 2017 // Accalia Robertson recieves grant // Syrian newcomer youth theatre // Greys Anatomy trivia night
Aug. 6 to 19 // Building community, one pavilion at a time
July 7 to 9 // A piece of history
Winnipeg’s burlesque scene has exploded in the two years since the Winnipeg Burlesque Festival had its first summer showcase. Traditionally, the scene has been comprised of mostly women, but it’s since shifted to be more inclusive.
André Lewis is a spontaneous kind of guy. The artistic director of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) has been with the company for more than 40 years, but he says he may never have wound up with them if not for a fluke.
God is a Scottish Drag Queen IV // Prairie Fire’s Indigenous issue // World premier of dance // Reading Week plans // MAC’s strategic plan
1. Brett Owen
2. Brianna Ferguson
3. Tie: Carol-Ann Bohrn / Jill Groening
1. Kayla Jeanson
2. Guy Maddin
3. Sonya Ballantyne
Nobody in their right mind would call me cultured.