The Winnipeg dance community lost its matriarch, Rachel Browne, C.M., on Saturday, June 9th 2012. RWB extends its sincere sympathies to Rachel's family, friends, colleagues and students.
A person of grace, fortitude, creativity and vision, Rachel continued creating to her last days. After dancing with Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet from 1957 to 1961, Rachel founded Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers, the oldest modern dance company in Canada. As WCD's artistic director for two decades and as an independent choreographer and teacher after leaving the company, Rachel was a pioneer of contemporary dance and dance training in the region and the country. She will be greatly missed.
Donations in Rachel Browne's memory can be made to Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers: call Kathy Fenton at 452-0229 Ext. 223 or visit http://winnipegscontemporarydancers.ca/web4/support-wcd
The first record of RWB travelling to Northern Manitoba was to premiere Brian Macdonald’s Les Whoops-de-Doo in Flin Flon in 1959, and now the Company returns to perform Peter Quanz’s In Tandem, Jorden Morris’ The Doorway: Scenes from Leonard Cohen, and Brian Macdonald’s Pas D’Action.
The tour kicks off in The Pas on May 25 at 7:00 pm at Kelsey School. The next performance will be in Flin Flon on May 26 at 7:30 pm at the RH Channing Auditorium at the Flin Flon Community Hall before making its final stop in Thompson on May 27 at the Letkemann Theatre at 8 pm.
The Pas: Tickets are $30.00 for adults, and $10.00 for youth 18 years and under and can be purchased by calling (204) 623-7035, or by visiting UCN Bookstore, Shane’s Music locations and The Pas Regional Library.
Flin Flon: Tickets can be purchased for $30.00 for adults, and $10.00 for youth 18 years and under by calling (204) 687-7855, or at Northern Rainbows End.
Thompson: Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased at the Recreation Office or by calling (204) 677-7952.
MOA (top) and Paquita
In Concert is in full swing. This evening the show continues through until Saturday! Don't miss this beautiful dance event showcasing the young artists of the Professional Division.
Wednesday-Saturday 7:30 PM
Saturday Matinee 2:00 PM
Shaw Arts Centre - 2 Forks Market Road
Tickets: $22 | Student/Senior $18 | Children 12 and Under $12