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Choreographer: Stephanie Ballard
Photographer: Rodney S Braun

Performances

“Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Canada: The Mexico Tour”

In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Canada, The Professional Program of The School of Contemporary Dancers is proud to collaborate with the Educafin Program of the State Government of Guanajuato for this special performance project.  We are delighted to honour Canada’s highly-valued relationship with Mexico and celebrate this milestone anniversary on Canada Day, July 1, 2017 in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico.

This performance presents the graduating emerging artists of The Professional Program of The School of Contemporary Dancers, including Leon resident, Ilse Torres Orozco, along with guest emerging contemporary dance artists from Leon.

The following Canadian contemporary dance artistic directors have gifted choreographic works for this exciting project:  Brent Lott: Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, Jolene Bailie: Gearshifting Performance Works, Gaile Petursson-Hiley: Mouvement/Winnipeg Dance Projects, Odette Heyn: Odette Heyn-Projects, Stephanie Ballard: Stephanie Ballard and Dancers, and Constance Cooke: SOS Dance.

The Professional Program of The School of Contemporary Dancers gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Government of Canada’s Department of Canadian Heritage, The Manitoba Arts Council and the Winnipeg Arts Council.

Faye Thomson, C.M.
Co-Director

Odette Heyn, C.M.
Co-Director

Gaile Petursson-Hiley
Tour Director & Artistic Associate

Stephanie Ballard
Artist-in-Residence

View a short video about this project: https://1drv.ms/f/s!At2E3WIE3miCzhelMH5FBAguPWwc

 

“Basement Projects”

December 14 to 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Gas Station Arts Centre
445 River Avenue, Winnipeg

Featuring works by renowned in-province and out-of-province choreographers.

Composition Showings

January 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
January 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Rachel Browne Theatre
211 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg

Performances of student choreographic works by members of the Professional Program composition course.

Winnipeg Public School Tours

February 12 to 23, 2018

The Professional Program will present 14 performances for Winnipeg School Division #1 and Artists-in-the-Schools for an audience of over 5,000 youth.

“Dance Reflections”

May 17 to 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Manitoba Theatre for Young People
2 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg

Featuring works by renowned in-province and out-of-province choreographers.

Co-Directors’ Awards

We are delighted to announce that Co-Directors, Odette Heyn and Faye Thomson have been the recipients of the following awards:

On January 30, 2016 Faye Thomson and Odette Heyn were the recipients of Dance Manitoba’s “Lifetime Achievement Distinction Awards for Excellence in Dance”.

On December 30, 2015, Faye Thomson and Odette Heyn were honoured to be appointed as Members of The Order of Canada.  One of the highest honours in Canada, these appointments were made “for their contributions to contemporary dance in Canada and the development of the next generation of dancers.”