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Posted: September 08, 2011

Johnny Chang in Keyhole

RWB's Senior Ballet Master reunites with Guy Maddin, taking to the silver screen for Maddin's newest film Keyhole. Toronto International Film Festival describes Maddin's newest film as "Idiosyncratic, cheeky and uncategorizable, the films of Guy Maddin are testaments to the singular vision of a great contemporary cinema artist, and Keyhole may be his boldest film yet. A surreal indoor odyssey of one man, Ulysses Pick (Jason Patric) struggling to reach his wife (Isabella Rosellini) in her bedroom upstairs, this hypnotic dreamlike journey bewilders and captivates".

Johnny plays Chang a suitor to Isabella Rosellini's character, a rival to her husband played by Jason Patric.

This is Johnny's second time working with Guy Maddin. He played Dracula in Maddin's Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary.

TIFF runs from September 8th-18th and Keyhole screens on
Friday, September 9 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 at 5:30pm and Sunday, September 11 at the AMC 3 at 12:30pm.

For more information check out the Keyhole TIFF page.



Posted: September 08, 2011

The Things Antiques and Gifts annual sidewalk sale is just around the corner! Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet invites you to join us on Saturday, September 10th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm rain or shine for a huge selection of collectibles at bargain prices.The sale will include newly donated items, and reductions on donated ‘Things’ including crystal, silver, jewellery, china, home furnishings and accessories.

Things Antiques and Gifts is located at 913 Corydon Avenue.The store is managed by the women’s committee of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and all proceeds go to the RWB. The store’s regular business hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.Things Antiques and Gifts is proud to be the longest continuously operating fundraiser for the Arts in Canada.

For more information about the sidewalk sale, contact Things at 204-284-7331.

To learn more about Things Antiques and Gifts, visit the RWB website at www.rwb.org/things



Posted: September 07, 2011


Catherine Rutherford, photo by Bruce Monk

Catherine Rutherford, a native Winnipegger began dancing at the age of five and entered the RWB School Professional Division at age 13. She graduated in 2009 and this year joins The Company as an apprentice! We asked Catherine to tell us a bit about her first few weeks and how she feels about being a part of The Company.

I am thrilled to be joining the Royal Winnipeg Ballet for its 2011- 2012 season. This past month and a half has been a whirlwind of excitement for me. I have already learned and worked on four ballets that we will be performing throughout the season including Svengali, which will be premiering this fall. It has been amazing watching a ballet being created right before your eyes and I can’t believe I am a part of it. I’ve also been so happy being welcomed by everyone into this company. We really are a great big family here and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of it.   



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