Choreographer: Rachel Browne | Photo: Rodney S. Braun
PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS 2021/2022 & 2022/2023
Virtually all graduates of The School of Contemporary Dancers Professional Program attain professional work. Recent graduates performed / will perform in projects with the following choreographers and companies:
Mascall Dance (Vancouver)
Banff Centre for the Arts (Banff)
New Dance Horizons (Regina)
Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers
NAfro Dance Productions (Winnipeg)
Stephanie Ballard & Dancers (Winnipeg)
Odette Heyn Projects & The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (Winnipeg)
Paula Blair (Winnipeg)
Marie-Josée Chartier (Toronto)
Darryl Tracy (Toronto)
Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers / Jera Wolfe (Saint-Sauveur, Quebec)
Stand Up Dance (Ottawa, Vancouver, Potsdam, Germany)
@tendance/C.Medina (Vienna, Austria)
Oriantheatre Dance Company (Paris, France)
PERFORMANCES 2022 / 2023
IN COLLABORATION WITH ARTISTS IN HEALTHCARE
The School of Contemporary Dancers Professional Program is delighted to present Stephanie Ballard’s “Landscape Dancing” for Culture Days at St. Boniface Hospital on September 23 for the opening of Culture Days.
Our annual December Performance Series, “Exchange Projects”, will be presented at The Gas Station Arts Centre on December 8, 9, 10, and 11. These performances will feature choreographic works by renowned faculty and guest faculty: Jolene Bailie, Stephanie Ballard, Paula Blair, Constance Cooke, Lina Cruz, Bill Evans, Odette Heyn, Christina Medina, Casimiro Nhussi, Gaile Petursson-Hiley, and Peter Quanz.
The Professional Program will present two performances featuring choreographic works by upper-level students at The Gas Station Arts Centre, January 20 and 21. This is an exciting opportunity for students to present their first choreographic creations.
SCHOOL TOUR PERFORMANCES
The Professional Program will present 14 shows in our annual Winnipeg Public School Tour series. This is a wonderful opportunity to share contemporary dance with public school students throughout the Winnipeg School Division. The tour will take place during February.
Our annual May Performance Series, “Dance Reflections”, will be presented at The Gas Station Arts Centre on May 11, 12, 13, and 14. These performances will feature choreographic works by renowned faculty and guest faculty: Stephanie Ballard, Paula Blair, Lina Cruz, Odette Heyn, Christopher House, Brent Lott, Davida Monk, Gaile Petursson-Hiley, Robin Poitras, Edward Poitras, and Jera Wolfe.
We are delighted to collaborate with New Dance Horizons’ Artistic Directors, Robin Poitras and Edward Poitras to present our graduating dancers in a professional project for NDH’s Stream of Dance Festival. The tour will take place in June.