She’s the flower, we’re the flower pot
Originally Posted: March 9, 2011
RWB Company dancers share a little of what’s behind some of Wonderland’s quirky characters such as the caterpillar, the looney chorus, and the birds. We learn that one should always expected the unexpected with choreographer Shawn Hounsell!
Models, broken dishes and narcolepsy
Originally Posted: March 7, 2011
The dancers are wondering if it’s Chanel or Prada for the Flowers, what’s in the Mad Hatter’s teacup, and where is that snoring sound coming from?
On Wednesday, February 23rd, RWB was thrilled to host The Wonderland Collection: A Fashion Show Event Inspired by RWB’s Newest Creation featuring original costumes by Anne Armit and the RWB Wardrobe Department, make-up designs by MAC Cosmetics, and Company dancers on the runway. Wonderland choreographer Shawn Hounsell was joined along the Cheshire catwalk by the who’s-who of Winnipeg’s style scene and members of the media for this mash-up of ballet meets fantasy meets haute couture. Popular jewelry designer Hilary Druxman was also in attendance to officially launch a custom-designed charm inspired by Wonderland.
Following the fashion show, Jeff Herd, RWB’s Executive Director,
announced the RWB’s 72nd anniversary season in Winnipeg on behalf of RWB's Artistic Director André Lewis. A perfect blend of old and new
repertoire, classical and contemporary styles, familiar artists and new faces,
the RWB’s 2011-2012 season will touch the hearts and minds of Winnipeg
Click here to learn more about the RWB's thrilling 2011-2012 season
Top left: Tristan Dobrowney
Top Right: Yayoi Ezawa and Carrie Broda
Bottom LEFT: Alexander Gamayunov
Photos by Rheo Catt
Bottom Right: TARA BIRTWHISTLE
PHOTO: MICHELLE BLAIS