YL Dance Exchange is holding another Works-in-Progress showing this May while we have Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright in town doing a performance project at aceartinc. and a movement workshop with YLDE. For information on the workshop see this link:
May 1st – Community Works-in-progress Showing
Pay What You Can
with works by:
Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright
Adrianna Kollar, Leah O’Hara, Marcus Merasty, Victoria HIll, and Emily Solstice
Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright:
A Pair of Blue Jeans explores a close relationship between two figures, with movements designed to portray a sense of mirroring and deflection, extension and superimposition. There is a fated cat and mouse chase or twinning that occurs when the dancers’ bodies attempt to replicate and inevitably fail. The props in the work extend the ideas of duality as ubiquitous shapes ever transforming, providing new information that undercuts our assumptions.
Adrianna Kollar, Leah O’Hara, Marcus Merasty, Victoria HIll, and Emily Solstice:
This creation process is the first time these multidisciplinary artists have gathered together. Adrianna Kollar, Leah O’Hara, Marcus Merasty, Victoria HIll, and Emily Solstice, bring their collective backgrounds of Acting, Clowning, Singing, Devised Theatre, Art Modelling, Yoga, Metis Jigging, and Contemporary Dance to their exploration of the way that experiences of change affects each of their lives.
Rachelle Bourget is a contemporary dance artist residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with an affinity for vinyl and the common houseplant. A 2012 graduate of The School of Contemporary Dancers, she has performed with many choreographers, nationally and internationally, including Zorya Arrow (Winnipeg), Riley Sims (Toronto), Treasure Waddell (Winnipeg), Odette Hyen (Winnipeg), Brent Lott (Winnipeg) and Christina Medina (Vienna). In 2014, she participated in the audition for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in Wuppertal, Germany. She has appeared for Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers emerging company VERGE for three seasons, and has toured with WCD performing in Toward Light, the tribute tour for Rachel Browne. She has been commissioned to create and perform with núna (now) Canadian Icelandic Arts Convergence, presenting solo works springtrap (2011) and of dystopia (2014). She has participated in Young Lungs Dance Exchange Research Series for two sessions, creating two solo works of dystopia (2013) and ..this is happiness (2016). She has appeared in the music video 10,000 Floors for Winnipeg based band The Treble, and collaborated with Vancouver based film-maker Sarah Blondin for the short film Wise.Wild.Wonderous. Rachelle is a founding and ongoing member of Nova Dance Collective; a Winnipeg based contemporary dance company, which presented their first self full-length show Not Potatoes and Judy and the Reckless for two seasons in 2015/2016. Currently, she is preparing for her first solo show “AFTER THE CAUSE”, premiering in the 2017 Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. In addition to her dance education, she holds a 200 hr YTT in Transformational Hatha Yoga, and is a member of an all vinyl DJ collective called The Vinyl Salon.
We will be organizing more works-in-progress showings over the next season. Stay tuned for information about how to get involved.
If you are dancer/artist working on movement and have something 10-20 minutes in length that you’d like to show at this May 1st evening, email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is room for more.
Treasure is a Winnipeg based Independant Dance Artist, Choreographer, Pranassage Practitioner and Teacher of Dance, Yoga & Pilates. Treasure has been a dance educator for many years in the Winnipeg Community. As a dance artist, Treasure has performed with Winnipeg Based Ruth Cansfield Dance Company as well as Rachel Browne, Brent Lott, Christina Medina for @tendance, Ali Robson, Brianna Stark, Peggy Baker for Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers and in her own choreography which includes Ordinary Acts and Pippi Longstocking,-A Story in Dance. The summer of 2014, Treasure was Apprentice Choreographer with Winnipeg’s Rainbow Stage. Treasure has increased her love and knowledge of dance studying in Vienna, Toronto, California, Montreal, North Carolina, New York City and Germany.
Special thanks to:
Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers for hosting this event at Rachel Browne Theatre.
aceartinc. for bringing in Katie Lyle and Shebly Wright
Original Photograph by Jessy Kitch
Photo Collage by Leigh Anne Parry