PHOTO: BRUCE MONK
This summer, in addition to students from across Canada and the United States, the RWB School Professional Division is delighted to welcome international students from Argentina, Great Britain, Israel, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and Thailand!
Miss Regina Bertuzzi, who competed at the 2012 Youth America Grand Prix finals in New York City in the spring, is in Winnipeg all the way from Sante Fe, Argentina.
Also joining us from YAGP is Mr. Liam Saito from Florence, Massachusetts.
New Zealanders Mr. Riley Baldwin, Mr. Oscar Hoelscher and Mr. Charlie Riddiford are attending Summer Session as part of the RWB School’s ongoing student exchange program with the New Zealand School of Dance, now in its sixth year.
Miss Haruna Aoki, from the city of Sapporo in Hokkaido, Japan, competed at the 2011 Japan Grand Prix and is also with us for the summer.
A warm Winnipeg welcome to all of our Summer Session 2012 students!
The Winnipeg dance community lost its matriarch, Rachel Browne, C.M., on Saturday, June 9th 2012. RWB extends its sincere sympathies to Rachel's family, friends, colleagues and students.
A person of grace, fortitude, creativity and vision, Rachel continued creating to her last days. After dancing with Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet from 1957 to 1961, Rachel founded Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers, the oldest modern dance company in Canada. As WCD's artistic director for two decades and as an independent choreographer and teacher after leaving the company, Rachel was a pioneer of contemporary dance and dance training in the region and the country. She will be greatly missed.
Donations in Rachel Browne's memory can be made to Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers: call Kathy Fenton at 452-0229 Ext. 223 or visit http://winnipegscontemporarydancers.ca/web4/support-wcd
The first record of RWB travelling to Northern Manitoba was to premiere Brian Macdonald’s Les Whoops-de-Doo in Flin Flon in 1959, and now the Company returns to perform Peter Quanz’s In Tandem, Jorden Morris’ The Doorway: Scenes from Leonard Cohen, and Brian Macdonald’s Pas D’Action.
The tour kicks off in The Pas on May 25 at 7:00 pm at Kelsey School. The next performance will be in Flin Flon on May 26 at 7:30 pm at the RH Channing Auditorium at the Flin Flon Community Hall before making its final stop in Thompson on May 27 at the Letkemann Theatre at 8 pm.
The Pas: Tickets are $30.00 for adults, and $10.00 for youth 18 years and under and can be purchased by calling (204) 623-7035, or by visiting UCN Bookstore, Shane’s Music locations and The Pas Regional Library.
Flin Flon: Tickets can be purchased for $30.00 for adults, and $10.00 for youth 18 years and under by calling (204) 687-7855, or at Northern Rainbows End.
Thompson: Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased at the Recreation Office or by calling (204) 677-7952.