If you missed another fantastic presentation by Peter Quanz and RWB Dancers at The New Music Festival don't miss 3 World Premieres at Q Dance. Feb 22 & 23, 2013. Gas Station Arts Centre - 445 River Avenue, Winnipeg.
Q Dance is presented by Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet. For its fourth Winnipeg season, Q DANCE will feature three World Premieres, including Quanz's new duet for WCD’s Johanna Riley and RWB dancer Sophia Lee, the completion of a work Quanz first workshopped in June 2012, and a new work by RWB dancer Yosuke Mino. Quanz’s celebrated ballet Luminous will also be performed in addition to these new works.
Recently RWB School Aspirant Ryan Vetter was given the
opportunity to join the company on the US Moulin Rouge ® – The Ballet tour. Ryan’s hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota was the last stop of the tour and as you can imagine, much excitement ensued! We sat down to chat with Ryan about his experiences!
How did you feel about being added last minute to the casting for the US Tour? Excited, nervous, happy, all of the above?
Ryan: A little stressed – I had to learn everything so fast having been thrown in. I was excited because I was going to
e performing in my hometown and because it was my first real tour with the RWB Company. It was also the first bus tour I’ve been on.
Can you put into words how you felt up in front of your family and friends in your hometown?
Ryan: It was really fun because it was the last show so I felt the most confident because I had practice. It was an amazing feeling knowing that your family and friends were there supporting you. At the end we
got a standing ovation, and the waiters (the part I played) received a large applause.
What’s next up for Ryan?
An adventure into the unknown, Q DANCE is an exploration that offers diversity in repertoire and an accessible view into the state of the art.
Q DANCE is an exciting laboratory of dance creation where works in process are shown alongside polished, award-winning ballets. Founded by choreographer Peter Quanz and featuring dancers from Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers, Q DANCE offers an exploration into the creative process where the audience can get closer to dance.
For its fourth Winnipeg season, Q DANCE will feature three World Premieres, including Quanz's new duet for WDC’s Johanna Riley and RWB dancer Sophia Lee, the completion of a work Quanz first workshopped in June 2012, and a new work by RWB dancer Yosuke Mino. Quanz’s celebrated ballet Luminous will also be performed in addition to these new works.