When we’re not hard at work creating enriching dance
experiences for our home audience in Winnipeg, RWB is busy spreading the magic
of ballet across the county and around the world.
In October of 2010, the Company travelled to Israel for a two-week tour to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa in celebration of RWB’s 70th Anniversary. The RWB was the first Canadian ballet company to tour to Israel in 1975 and, thirty-five years later, the Company was honoured to dance for Israeli audiences once again.
André Lewis, RWB’s Artistic Director, programmed repertoire for the tour that vividly demonstrated the technical excellence and artistry that the Company is known for around the world. The program consisted of Peter Quanz’s In Tandem, Shawn Hounsell’s Led performed by Principal Dancer Tara Birtwhistle and Soloist Dmitri Dovgoselets, and Mauricio Wainrot’s powerful ballet Carmina Burana. The RWB was very well received in Israel and audiences there expressed hope that we would return again soon.