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Posted: April 27, 2011

RWB’s dancers have packed their bags for one last time this season as they travel to Ottawa today for performances of Wonderland at the National Arts Centre from April 28 – 30. These performances are part of Prairie Scene, a festival celebrating artists from Manitoba and Saskatchewan. This expedition will also mark Tara Birtwhistle’s final tour as principal dancer with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

The RWB has had an exciting touring season.  The highlight excursion took place in October as the Company danced in three Israeli cities in celebration of the RWB’s 70th Anniversary – the first time overseas in seven years!

Posted: April 26, 2011

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet would like to congratulate RWB Soloist Yosuke Mino on winning second prize for dance at the International Solo Tanz Theater Festival in Stuttgart, Germany. The festival ran from March 17 to 20 and Mino managed to find time to fly to Germany during the RWB’s western tour of Wonderland.  Mino choreographed and performed his new work titled Koji.

The best part about being involved in the festival,” said Mino “was being able to meet and talk to people in the contemporary dance world, a world that really interests me. I am quite honoured to win second prize for dance.”

Posted: April 26, 2011

Rick Frost, CEO, The Winnipeg Foundation announcing the results of the
90-Hour Giving Challenge at The Forks on April 26

Thank you to everyone who supported The Winnipeg Foundation’s 90-Hour Giving Challenge with a gift to the David Moroni School Endowment in support of the RWB School Professional Division.

During the 90 hours the RWB received 41 donations for a total of $20,911.24 – the second highest dollar value of gifts received during the Challenge!

Students of the RWB School Professional Division are our dance teachers, choreographers and RWB Company members of tomorrow. Tuition alone is not enough to help these young artists reach their goals. YOU make it happen through your support.

“I was thrilled to hear about the success of The Winnipeg Foundation’s 90-Hour Giving Challenge! Together, our efforts to build the David Moroni School Endowment Fund will ensure that our young dancers have every opportunity to fully develop their talents and become the artists that they aspire to be. Thank you to everyone for your generous support!” Arlene Minkhorst Director, RWB School

Donations to the David Moroni School Endowment Fund or any of the other RWB endowment funds can be made at anytime online at The Winnipeg Foundation at Gifts to an RWB endowment fund are eligble to be matched by the Canada Cultural Investment Fund – Endowment Incentives Program. Read more »

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