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DANCING ON THE EDGE


Winnipeg, Manitoba (May 25, 2012) – Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division presents On the Edge, an intimate evening showcasing the artists of the Aspirant Program on May 31 and June 1 at the RWB Building.

The RWB School’s Aspirant Program is an intensive, post-secondary training program designed for advanced level classical ballet dancers who have completed their professional training and are making the transition from student to professional artist.

This year’s On the Edge mixed-repertoire program offers a wide range of dance styles including classical ballet, contemporary and Spanish dance, and even elements of hip hop. The performance will feature new choreography by RWB School Artistic Faculty members Bruce Monk, Gabriela Rehak and Maritel Centurion.

Two Aspirant Program dancers have also been given the opportunity to showcase their choreographic skills. Jera Wolfe has channeled his hip hop and break dancing background to create a multi-genre piece entitled Layers. Wolfe previously appeared on the popular dance program So You Think You Can Dance Canada, and made it all the way to the competition’s Top 18. Keigo Nozaki will debut his new contemporary work, Inside Out.

On the Edge is made possible through the generous support of the Graham C. Lount Family Foundation, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Manitoba Arts Council and Arts Stabilization Manitoba.

On the Edge will take place May 31 and June 1 at 7:30 pm in the Founders’ Studio at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Building, located at 380 Graham Avenue. Tickets are $12 for the Thursday performance and $25 for Friday’s performance and reception, and are available for purchase at the RWB Customer Service Office (Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm) or by calling (204) 956-2792 or 1-855-985-5000. Tickets are also available prior to the performance at the door.

An On the Edge media call will be held Wednesday, May 30 at 2:00 pm in the Founders’ Studio at the RWB Building, 380 Graham Avenue. It will feature performances and provide opportunities to interview Aspirants and artistic staff.

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For more information, photos or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Hayley Brigg
Publicity Manager, Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet
hbrigg@rwb.org
380 Graham Ave Winnipeg, MB R3C 4K2
T: 204.957-3447 / C: 204.223.4010
www.rwb.org
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CALENDAR / EVENT LISTING
What: RWB School Professional Division Aspirant Program’s On the Edge
Location: Founder’s Studio, RWB Building located at 380 Graham Avenue
Dates/Times: May 31 and June 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Tickets for On the Edge are $12 for the Thursday performance and $25 for Friday’s performance and reception, and are available for purchase at the RWB Customer Service Office (Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm) or by calling (204) 956-2792 or 1-855-985-5000. Tickets are also available prior to the performance at the door.

 

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