Dance

Dance

Giselle

Review of RWB's latest performance

August, 2015

–updated: 2015/10/16 It’s been 174 years since this ballet premiered in Paris and audiences are still captivated by its story. Giselle is a love story turned tragedy that led audiences through a magical set full of emotions. Act one takes place in Rhineland Village and focuses on Giselle, performed by Jo-Ann Sundermeier, falling in love with Albrecht, performed by […]

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50 Years of Fancy Footwork Dance

50 Years of Fancy Footwork

Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers celebrate milestone anniversary

December, 2014

Canada’s oldest modern dance company is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and continues to look forward. To mark its milestone season, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (WCD) will be touring guest choreographer and WCD graduate Ming Hon’s defining pieces. “It’s really humbling to be a part of the 50th, but it feels like family so it’s […]

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Ryan Vetter Dance

The RWB’S Spring Dancer

Ryan Vetter brings fresh talent to the prestigious dance company

May, 2014

It might come as a surprise that a boy from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, would choose to move to our city at 13 to join a ballet school. It might come as a surprise that this same person is the only self-identified gay man in the corps de ballet at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB). […]

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Photo of Brett Owen and Kathleen Hiley by Mark Dela Cruz. Dance

Eclipse

An inside look at the dance

August, 2015

Choreographer Gaile Petursson-Hiley’s Eclipse hits the stage next week. The show’s description reads, “As the ghostly light of an eclipse steals over the skies, darkness falls and impacts our sense of time and place in a magical transformation from human into creature. Reflecting her love for all animal creatures, Petursson-Hiley paints a moving portrait of humanity and […]

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RWB’s mixed programme: a review by a non-dancer

May, 2014

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is finishing their season with a special mixed programme, running from May 7th to 11th at the Centennial Concert Hall. A small four day window to see Winnipeg’s finest emerging dancers. For those who appreciate dance and appreciate the fact that Winnipeg is home to one of the most prestigious dance […]

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Dance

Violent ballet

February, 2014

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Romeo + Juliet a beautiful performance Have you ever seen a ballerina in a beautiful, light pink, flowy dress throw down and slap another? Two male ballerinas in elegant costumes battle with four blades? If not, then you haven’t seen Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Romeo + Juliet.

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