An artist’s creative process can be difficult to explain. Words can capture an approximation, but the essence will often be incomplete. Akin to the taste of a fine wine or caviar, it’s better experienced than explained.
There are few things more magical, glamourous and transcendental than the world of classical ballet: satin pointe shoes, tutus and billowy-shirted princes all appear to live in a world of stage-lit perfection.
The theme of evolution lies at the center of Surfacing, a collection of new solo dance works by Rebecca Sawdon. The show, which debuts on Oct. 23 at the Rachel Browne Theater, features the choreography work of Victoria’s Constance Cooke, Calgary’s Davida Monk, and Winnipeg’s Odette Heyn and Brent Lott.
Nine years after graduating from the School of Contemporary Dancers in affiliation with the University of Winnipeg, performance artist Ming Hon is bringing her choreographic talents to Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (WCD).
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is opening its 2014/15 season by focusing on a subject that might seem an unlikely choice to aficionados of the dance form. Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation, the new work developed by artistic director André Lewis, examines the untold aftershocks of the Indian residential school system.
After years spent performing with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, Lise McMillan is finally bringing her own voice to the stage.
Whether it’s bringing in one of Beyoncé’s back-up dancers for a workshop or staging a competition, Un1te Dance Company is a driving force in Winnipeg’s dance community.
Alexandra Elliott is a three-year veteran of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, and this summer she'll be injecting a healthy dose of contemporary dance to the local and the Toronto festivals.
Over 100 of the best Ukrainian dancers from across the Prairies will be joining forces for Razom 2: A Fusion of Ukrainian Dance, which follows up the first successful Razom tour that took place in 2008 and 2009.
Since its inception four years ago, Verge has become a great way for audiences to discover up-and-coming talent from Canada’s contemporary dance scene.
It’s 400 some years old, but the Bard’s tragic tale of two star-crossed lovers is as relevant as ever.
For the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, nothing is more synonymous with the holidays than a local production of Nutcracker.
Maybe you’ve danced slick with sweat at the Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition (MEME), but were you ever at Wellington’s on Albert St. back in the day? Do the names Joe Silva and Ali Khan mean anything to you? Were you listening to Anthony Augustine’s radio show before electronic music gained mainstream recognition?
NAfro Dance Productions – an African contemporary dance company – presents Sauti: Things We Are Carrying.
Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers kicks off its season with Prairie Dance Circuit, Nov. 1–2 at Rachel Browne Theatre.
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is known for bringing us revamped versions of tried-and-true classics, such as last season’s portrayal of The Sleeping Beauty, but the RWB’s bold adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale – a 1985 novel written by award-winning Canadian author Margaret Atwood – promises to be something that regular ballet audiences have never seen before.
Dust off your dancing shoes.
Sarah Roche, 28, and Lise McMillan, 30, have worked together for years, as students and company members of Winnipeg’s Contemporary dancers, but about two years ago the duo decided to break out on their own.
I’ve never conducted an interview in just a bra before, but when I sat down with Tahea Mack and Elisha Ewonchuk – owners of Fantasy Pole Dancing – I felt anything but discomfort and awkwardness.