Gearshifting Performance Works presents petites danses

petites danses
featuring the work of Guest Choreographer, Marie-Josee Chartier

Two performances only!    
Friday, April 21 @ 8pm
Saturday, April 22 @ 8pm

Advance tickets available at, $20/$25

The Gas Station Arts Centre
445 River Avenue, at Osborne

“Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.” – Charles Baudelaire

Exceptional performers.
Eight dances: each a world of its own.

Promo Video of petites danses on youtube at

Toronto-based, Guest Choreographer, Marie-Josee Chartier, creates a dynamic visual score which enraptures both our eyes and our ears.

Set to the powerful music of Linda C. Smith, Rodney Sharman, James Tenney and Nick Storring, Chartier invites us to witness how movement transforms music and vice versa, inviting us to see the beauty, intimacy and complexity of each composition.

As we visualize the music through the dancers’ bodies, each dance becomes a short story crafted by Chartier’s contemporary imagination.

Please note: Performance contains nudity.

Performers include: Guest Artist from Toronto –  Darryl Tracy, Winnipeg performers – Krista Nicholson, Jillian Groening, Helene Le Moullec Mancini, Elise Page, Carol-Ann Bohrn, Jessica Southgate, Camila Schujman, Natasha Torres-Garner, Aaron Paul, Shawn Maclaine, Mark Dela Cruz, Philippe Alexandre-Jacques, Arne MacPherson and Eric Blais.

Gearshifting Performance Works’ feature presentation is an annual, anticipated event for the contemporary dance community.

petites danses is a unique project as it is the first time the company has presented work by a Guest Choreographer for an ensemble of dancers. petites danses features our largest cast of performers to date. Previously, Marie-Josee Chartier created two solos for Artistic Director, Jolene Bailie, a short voyage, which was performed on over 100 occasions (2003-2007, numerous tours) and Terrain, which premiered at the Joyce Soho in New York City (2008).

Gearshifting Performance Works gratefully acknowledges the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, The Manitoba Arts Council and The Winnipeg Arts Council.

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Free Dance Training!

FREE PROFESSIONAL MOVEMENT AND DANCE TRAINING for music theatre performers starts next tuesday April 18, and runs until Thursday June 1!

10:00-11:30am @ Nafro Dance Center
Ages 16+

NEW this year – different themes for different days of the week, but ALL levels of ability are strongly encouraged to attend ANY and ALL classes!

For more info and schedule please visit our webpage:

No registrations required – just come and be a part of our spring training, get back into shape and dance!

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Falling by Janelle Hacault and Entitey/Jason Martin

Falling is a new dance work that explores the pleasure and the pain, the suffering and the euphoria of love. It follows the trajectory of a couple who journey from total vulnerability to complete estrangement, from naked trust to layers of barriers between them. Using music from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, we encounter all seasons of the couple’s relationship. Moments ranging from the elation of infatuation, the symbiosis of partnership, the absurdity of sex, and the necessary back and forth struggle to remain together makes this new dance work a beautifully tragic take on love and loss.

April 22-23
Scotia Studio Theatre, Toronto
April 27-29
Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg

Click here to purchase tickets.

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Winnipeg Studio Theatre Summer Bursary

Winnipeg Studio Theatre is offering FREE tuition ($450.00 value) to Summer StudioWorks 2017 at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film to TWO recipients – Junior (age 10-14) and Senior (age 15 and up). This triple threat program offers intensive training in acting, singing, dance and theatre arts and is taught by Manitoba’s finest musical theatre specialists.

The program runs July 10-14th from 9:00 – 5:00 pm daily culminating with a Showcase presentation and optional attendance to the Canada Summer Games Opening/Closing Ceremonies. It also includes a special recording opportunity at Sunshine Records. Please feel free to share this information with any friends, family members and or students who may demonstrate a passion and desire to excel in musical theatre as entrance is by audition only.

The musical theatre auditions will take place between now and May 15th and will be scheduled on a one to one basis.

Please call to arrange an appointment time and location. Students should prepare a song of their choice, preferably from the musical theatre repertoire. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key or a karaoke track to perform with. The student will also be required to read and interpret a short theatre monologue and be prepared to take direction from Director Brenda Gorlick. The process will take approximately 1/2 hour.

Please submit a recent photo and resume in advance of your audition. A scanned school photo is fine and the resume should reflect your performing arts background.

For all students who audition and are accepted into the Summer StudioWorks program but do NOT receive a bursary, a discounted rate of 10% will be offered ($405.00) which will cover the entire 40 hr. program. WST’s StudioWorks program also runs year-round (September thru May) in addition to the summer session. Entry is by audition only. For more information on this program or our Adults Only session, please check out our website at:

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to call Brenda Gorlick – Director StudioWorks Program
Contact: (204) 284-8645, c: 795-9741,

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First Date Last Kiss Cabaret

Wednesday, April 5th
@ 8 pm
The Park theatre
Tickets: $15.00
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Indiana Joanna and the Quest for the Lost Pearl

SPLASH! Enter a vibrant underwater world and join our heroes on the adventure of a lifetime. The sacred pearl has gone missing, and the crabs are peeved! Indiana Joanna and her trusty sidekick must embark on a thrilling quest to recover the stolen artifact and restore order in the sea. Will they succeed? In a mix of dance and acrobatics, on the ground and in the air, Momentum Aerial and Flying Lion Dance Troupe share a story filled with humour, bravery, and imagination. It will be a spectacular experience for the entire family.

*** Show will take place on April 22 and 23 @ 3PM and 7PM Location: Monica’s Danz Gym (4-25 Scurfield Blvd.)

Special discount to dancers who wish to attend the show and are members of Dance Manitoba.  Contact

Non-member tickets available on Eventbrite for $15 by clicking here.

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City of Winnipeg Recreation Services is looking for contract instructors/assistants for Preschool Dance Programs!


  • Experience in ballet/dance
  • Ability to plan and instruct/ assist 8 weeks of dance classes for 3-5 yrs. old
  • Experience working with children
  • Criminal record check and venerable sector completed within the past 3 months or willingness to obtain before start date
  • Valid CPR level “C” and first aid


Saturday April 15 – June 10, 2017 (no class May 20, 2017)


River East Preschool (1400 Rothesay )

Kinder Ballet 3-5 yrs. 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Snap, Clap & Hop 3-5 yrs.   12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

East Elmwood CC (490 Keenleyside Ave)

Kinder Ballet 3-5 yrs. 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Wage: 13-15 $ to assist classes and 16-20$ to instruct – 8 weeks contract work

If interested or have questions please contact or 204-390-2480


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Dance Manitoba and AVEDA Institute Team Up!

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Mark & Dorothy Danzker Scholarship Opportunity

Together with the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, Folklorama is pleased to present the Mark & Dorothy Danzker Scholarship for Excellence, an annual award of excellence for the preservation of ethno-cultural heritage.

This scholarship acknowledges students who demonstrate an active involvement in preserving their ethno-cultural heritage through volunteer work, employment or contributions to a cultural activity within Manitoba. Five post-secondary scholarships of $1,000 each and one post-graduate scholarship of $2,500 will be awarded to students between the ages of 17 and 25 who are enrolled at or have been accepted to a post-secondary school in Canada.

We would like to make this opportunity known to as many students as possible and would appreciate it if you could share this information on your school website or pass along to staff who can facilitate circulating this opportunity to the student body.

Please find the application forms and reference guidelines available for download on our website at
The application deadline is April 30, 2017.

Since 1970, Folklorama has been promoting the ethno-cultural diversity of Manitoba by providing opportunities for ethno-cultural communities to preserve and celebrate their intangible culture through public events, educational programming, and the annual Folklorama Festival. Throughout the year, Folklorama is sustained by three business divisions: Folklorama Talent, Folklorama Travel, and Folklorama Teachings.

Folklorama Teachings enables the excitement of Folklorama to extend to classrooms – from daycares to post-secondary settings. Through workshops and performances, ethno-cultural entertainers bring participants on unique cultural adventures while sharing important lessons about diversity.

If you are interested in learning more about our year-round Folklorama Teachings program, please visit our website at

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Workshop for Youth & Young Professionals “Career Explorations: Your Community. Your Career”

Career Explorations: Your Community. Your Career. is an initiative of MFNPO to research, write and publish information about occupations and career development in the non-profit sector, and frame these stories in ways that engage youth and young professionals, our emerging workforce and target audience, and promote recruitment, retention, and succession within our sector.

We have an exciting opportunity to host a workshop with youth ages 16-20, on March 25th from 10:00 – 1:00 at 1000 Waverley. Lunch will be served, and youth participants will receive a $20 Tim Hortons gift card.

The workshop will engage youth in a process designed to develop personal narratives about non-profit organizations and to co-create content narratives for a video, to be made in collaboration with Proctor Bros. This work will be featured on our website. The focus of the content will be exploring and celebrating the benefit of non-profits in communities, and the opportunities they provide for employees to live their values and have fun in their professions.

Please RSVP by Friday March 24th.

Register Now!
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