Ballet & the Band
The phrase “in concert” comes full circle in an all-new artistic collaboration between Juno-award winning The Bros. Landreth and up-and-coming choreographer Philippe Larouche. This fresh addition to the RWB season also showcases work from Mark Godden and emerging choreographer Jera Wolfe for a diverse evening of performances.
About The Bros. Landreth
Thirty years. Four bandmates. Two brothers. One album and at last, another in the works. Let It Lie, the JUNO winning debut release from Canadian roots-rockers the Bros. Landreth, was proof that there’s strength in numbers. It’s an album about open highways and broken hearts, anchored by the bluesy wail of electric guitars, the swell of B3 organ, and the harmonized swoon of voices that were born to mesh. At first listen, you might call it Americana. Dig deeper, though, and you’ll hear the nuances that separate The Bros. Landreth — whose members didn’t grow up in the American south, but rather the isolated prairie city of Winnipeg, Manitoba — from their folksy friends in the Lower 48. READ MORE
About Philippe Larouche
Larouche is a dancer, choreographer and repetiteur who hails from Laval, Québec, and is currently based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. An apprentice with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet for two seasons, he danced on stages in China and across Canada and the US. He performed the pas-de-six in Giselle, the Russian Dance in Nutcracker and joined the corps-de -ballet in Romeo and Juliet and Swan Lake. He also had the chance of dancing the Dog in Val Caniparoli’s A Cinderella Story and took on corps roles in James Kudelka’s Vespers, Mark Godden’s Dracula and Going Home Star and Lila York’s Celts.READ MORE.
About Jera Wolfe
Jera is of Métis heritage. He is a choreographer, performer, and Associate Artist with Red Sky Performance. His choreographic works have been presented by Canadian Stage, Fall For Dance North, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, The Venice Biennale, and Jacob’s Pillow. Recently Jera toured with Red Sky performing Backbone across Europe in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and Poland. His upcoming choreographic work will include new creations for Canada’s National Ballet School, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, School of Contemporary Dancers, and Tulsa Ballet Centre for Dance Education. He will perform Red Sky’s Backbone as well as an excerpt of his choreographic work Miigis in Montreal, presented by Danse Danse, and his choreographic work Trace at Jacob’s Pillow.