Don’t miss In Concert, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division’s year-end showcase. This year’s performance features George Balanchine’s Scotch Symphony, ‘Hula’ from William Forsythe’s The Second Detail, Yosuke Mino’s Kafe and the one-act story ballet Fairy Doll. In Concert will be performed at the CanWest Global Performing Arts Centre from May 18 – 22.
Joining the Professional Division students on stage for Balanchine’s Scotch Symphony are RWB Dancers Jo-Ann Sundermeier, Alexander Gamayunov, Maureya Lebowitz and Harrison James. RWB Soloist Yosuke Mino will perform his pas de deux Kafe with Lebowitz.
Jo-Ann Sundermeier, Alexander Gamayunov. Photo: Gustavo Levy production supporter Angela B. Ross Photograph from Scotch Symphony, © 1952 The George Balanchine Trust.
Our last performance of Bright Lights, Big City, – the final of the season – happens to fall on Mother's Day this year. In honour of this special occasion, we thought it fitting to ask a few of our dancers to tell us how much their mothers mean to them, especially since a mother can be a dancer's biggest support.
I try and celebrate how special my mom is everyday of the year, not just on Mother's Day, because she truly is exceptional. She has been my biggest fan and has always supported me. And that really means a lot when you decide to leave home at 14yrs old to pursue your dream. She has been a role model in so many ways and I think what I love most is her ability to connect with anyone that crosses her path. She can plan anything, from my wedding to numerous trips abroad. She is adventurous, an incredibly talented cook/baker and a nurturer of everything that comes into her life. My mom is the best. Happy Mother's Day mom, and I will be performing to celebrate you for our last performance - Jennifer Welsman, RWB Soloist
My mom quit her job to be a stay-at-home mom for my two sisters, my brother and myself. I am not sure what more you could ask of a mother, but she always went above and beyond what we needed, from baking goodies for us daily to driving us back and forth to our ballet, hockey and swimming lessons! I can only hope to one day be as great a mom as she was and still is to us kids! - Chelsey Lindsay, RWB Second Soloist Read more »