The documentary 40
Years of One Night Stands, which tells the story of the early days of the Royal
Winnipeg Ballet, is now available to rent and own on iTunes thanks to TenduTV.
Now you can watch this wonderful documentary at any time on your television (via
AppleTV), or download onto your iPad, iPhone or computer.
Watch the 40 Years of One Night Stands trailer and find the film on Itunes.
New Characters, new scenes ...
Originally Posted: January 17, 2011
Choreographer Shawn Hounsell continues working with the full RWB Company on the creation of Wonderland. The choreographed movement, once new and strange to the dancers, is now really inside their bodies and very natural. Character development is well underway with the dancers taking more and more ownership over their roles.
On Wednesday, January 12th, Ross Houston, beloved RWB Pianist, passed away. Mr. Houston was with the RWB for more than four decades, during which time he touched the lives of many. The RWB family has set aside this space to share their remembrances. Please check back often as it will continue to be updated as messages pour in.
is with shock, disbelief and sadness that we mark the passing of Ross Houston.
Ross has been part of the RWB for over four decades, inspiring dancers and
audiences alike through the piano. His commitment to music and to the RWB will
not be forgotten.”
-André Lewis, RWB Artistic Director
“Ross Houston was a pianist with Royal Winnipeg Ballet
for the last 44 years. He was an outstanding, well respected musician capable
of playing any kind of repertoire. His rehearsal playing was superb, sensitive
to the needs of the dancers and true to intentions of the composers. He had a
special ability for playing wonderful ballet classes where his own sense of
style and never-ending repertoire was admired by many. He worked with many
singers and choirs giving them all a solid musical support. Live music was the
most important thing to him. He put his influence on generations of dancers,
fellow musicians and singers. We will miss him dearly. To us he was and always
-Tadeusz Biernacki, RWB Music Director & Conductor Read more »