Originally Posted: January 26, 2011
In October 2010, inspiration yields fifty costume sketches in one weekend ... think 1950s showgirls with flamingo headdresses and a dash of contemporary haute couture! Wonderland choreographer Shawn Hounsell and Costume Designer Anne Armit discuss the designs for RWB's newest creation and the unconventional aspects of their creative process.
The documentary 40
Years of One Night Stands, which tells the story of the early days of the Royal
Winnipeg Ballet, is now available to rent and own on iTunes thanks to TenduTV.
Now you can watch this wonderful documentary at any time on your television (via
AppleTV), or download onto your iPad, iPhone or computer.
Watch the 40 Years of One Night Stands trailer and find the film on Itunes.
On Wednesday, January 12th, Ross Houston, beloved RWB Pianist, passed away. Mr. Houston was with the RWB for more than four decades, during which time he touched the lives of many. The RWB family has set aside this space to share their remembrances. Please check back often as it will continue to be updated as messages pour in.
is with shock, disbelief and sadness that we mark the passing of Ross Houston.
Ross has been part of the RWB for over four decades, inspiring dancers and
audiences alike through the piano. His commitment to music and to the RWB will
not be forgotten.”
-André Lewis, RWB Artistic Director
“Ross Houston was a pianist with Royal Winnipeg Ballet
for the last 44 years. He was an outstanding, well respected musician capable
of playing any kind of repertoire. His rehearsal playing was superb, sensitive
to the needs of the dancers and true to intentions of the composers. He had a
special ability for playing wonderful ballet classes where his own sense of
style and never-ending repertoire was admired by many. He worked with many
singers and choirs giving them all a solid musical support. Live music was the
most important thing to him. He put his influence on generations of dancers,
fellow musicians and singers. We will miss him dearly. To us he was and always
-Tadeusz Biernacki, RWB Music Director & Conductor Read more »