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Posted: July 29, 2011

RWB Corps de Ballet member Yayoi Ezawa just got engaged. Here is Yayoi’s account of how it happened. Congratulations Yayoi!

I was recently in Japan for almost two months visiting my family during my summer break. My boyfriend, Toshiyuki stayed in Winnipeg and we were Skyping and emailing each other while I was gone.

On June 22, Toshiyuki called me in the morning and asked me if I was up and if we could talk. We started Skyping and during the conversation he asked me to marry him! He tried to show me the ring on the web camera. I was so surprised. We had talked about marriage but I wasn’t expecting him to buy a ring and propose now, especially while I was in Japan.  And our parents haven’t even met each other yet.

When I came back on July 11, he was waiting for me at the airport. In the new airport parking lot, he went on one knee and said “Will you marry me?” with the ring in his hand. And I said “Yes.” We don’t have a date set yet but we plan to get married next year. We are both very happy.

Posted: July 28, 2011

Thank you to the huge crowd that showed up at Ballet in the Park last night. The weather was perfect for Ballet in the Park. We hoped that you enjoyed the performance! If you missed it, we still have shows tonight and tomorrow. The forecasts for both nights are perfect for a beautiful summer evening of ballet.

Ballet in the Park


Posted: July 27, 2011

A summer tradition since the 1970s, Ballet in the Park, Presented by Manitoba Lotteries, attracts thousands of Manitobans and tourists to RWB's free performances in Assiniboine Park. Sitting on a lawn chair or blanket on the grass, this is a relaxed way to take in ballet with your family and friends. For many who have never seen ballet, this is a great introduction to the art form in a picturesque setting.

Ballet in the Park begins tonight and runs through Friday!
Come enjoy beautiful dance including two performances from the RWB School Professional Division students as well as the Recreational Division. Enjoy the nice weather, in beautiful Assiniboine Park on opening night of Winnipeg's summer dance tradition! 

“Ballet in the Park is our way of saying thank you to a community that supports us,” says RWB Artistic Director André Lewis. “We could not ask for a better setting to share our love of dance and to showcase the passion, dedication and talent of our dancers and students.”

Shows begin nightly at 7:30 pm at The Lyric Theatre.


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