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Posted: October 30, 2012

For the first time in many years, RWB travelled east and is currently performing in 4 cities across Atlantic Canada!

RWB is perfomring from November 7-12 and making stops in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Fredericton and Saint John, New Brunswick, and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

The show has already gotten rave reviews for its performances in Halifax, with the Chronical Herald saying the RWB Company "dazzled with the precision and elegance."

RWB is presenting a mixed repertoire program showcasing works by some of today’s most celebrated choreographers, leaving no doubt that the Company deserves its distinguished global reputation. The impressive four-piece lineup includes Peter Quanz’s In Tandem, Brian Macdonald’s Pas D’Action, William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude and Jorden Morris’ The Doorway: Scenes from Leonard Cohen.

We’re also really excited to be bringing live music to the stage along with our dancers, with each show featuring live performances from Canadian songstress (and Newfoundland and Labrador resident!) Allison Crowe ( during The Doorway: Scenes from Leonard Cohen. Crowe will be performing Cohen’s 1984 legendary ballad Hallelujah and Cohen’s 1969 song, Bird on a Wire.

For more information about show dates, locations and where to buy tickets click here

Posted: October 19, 2012

Twyla Tharp’s The Princess & The Goblin has taken Winnipeg by storm! After an opening night performance on Wednesday that drew a standing ovation from the audience, The Princess & The Goblin received rave reviews from the Winnipeg Free Press, who said the ballet “…took one’s breath away” and called it “…a triumph of faith.”

The positive response continues to pour in, with CBC arts critic Robert Enright stating Twyla Tharp’s newest work “…brings romance back to the stage”, while The Globe & Mail stated the RWB “…has a genuine hit on its hands” with The Princess & The Goblin.

Twyla herself was honoured for her prolific career as a visionary choreographer today, having been presented with a Key to the City by Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz in a special ceremony this morning at City Hall. Twyla was joined by RWB School director Arlene Minkhorst and Professional and Recreational Division students cast in The Princess & The Goblin.

In a very heartwarming gesture, Twyla decided to give her Key to the City to the RWB School so it can remain here at the RWB building and act as a “trophy” for dance.

Posted: October 17, 2012

A Big Congrats!!

Heather Pachet, Won the Princess Prize Pack from the Winnipeg Free Press Contest which included a $100 Westcoast Kids Gift Certificate, plus valued at $100 Toad Hall Toys princess theme gift pack;This amazing prize package will delight any growing princess and contains only a small portion of the princess themed items Toad Hall Toys carry. Young princesses will be thrilled to win the Princess Treasury book, Playmobil set, travel puzzle, finger puppets, scratch art and Princess-opoly.

And of course 4 ticket family pack to Twyla Tharp's The Princess & The Goblin.

Judy Slivinski, Senior Director of Marketing and Development presents Heather Pachet with her prize pack.

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