Aug 15 2017 | Posted in Press Releases

Faouzia, Ron Paley, Skene Music among this year’s Barre After Hours entertainment

Contortionists and RWB Company dancers; Photo by Bonnie Holmes

WINNIPEG- August 15, 2017. At 9 PM on September 9, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) building at 380 Graham Ave. will open its doors for the third-annual Barre After Hours. This 18+ event invites the public to an unforgettable night filled with non-stop entertainment and a chance to mingle with RWB Company dancers in support of the RWB.

Company dancers don’t just attend Barre After Hours, they plan it too.

“This event is a great way for our community to meet RWB dancers. We do what we do on stage for them and I think it’s really important to get a chance to meet face-to-face,” says Sarah Davey, RWB Company dancer and Barre After Hours Co-chair. “Barre After Hours allows our performances to become that much more special because of the connections made with our audience.”

This year’s Barre After Hours features a “Crashing The Royals” theme alongside live performances by Skene Music, the notable Ron Paley, and the up-and-coming Moroccan-born singer/songwriter: Faouzia
“When I perform, I feel as though I am telling a story. To have people listen and relate to my words is the most rewarding feeling because I know that I can help others this way,” says Faouzia. “If I make just one person smile, or feel as though they are not alone - I have done my job well.”

Tickets are just $40 and are available online at www.rwb.org, in person through the RWB Customer Service Office at 380 Graham Avenue or by calling 204-956-2792.

“Barre After Hours is an event where the community is invited to mix and mingle with the dancers of the RWB at the RWB building,” says Stephan Possin, RWB Company dancer and Barre After Hours Co-chair. “Attendees can expect to enjoy specially crafted cocktails, finger foods and desserts, live music, live dancing, live art, and much more!”

Stay up-to-date with Barre After Hours by following the event on Twitter: @barreafterhours, Instagram: @rwbbarreafterhours, and by joining the Facebook event here. Be part of the conversation with #barreafterhours.

Barre After Hours gratefully acknowledges the support of their Event Sponsors: Birchwood Jaguar Land Rover Volvo Winnipeg and Winnipeg Building & Decorating Ltd.

  • What: Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Barre After Hours
  • Location: 380 Graham Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Date: September 9
  • Time: 9 PM – 2 AM
  • Tickets: Tickets are available online at www.rwb.org, in person through the RWB Customer Service Office at 380 Graham Avenue or by calling 204-956-2792 or toll free 1-800-667-4792.

About Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet:
Founded in 1939, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet holds the double distinction of being Canada’s premier ballet company and one of the oldest ballet companies in North America. Under the artistic direction of André Lewis, versatility, technical excellence and a captivating style are the trademarks of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, qualities that have garnered both critical and audience acclaim. RWB’s superlative standards keep the Company in demand across North America. In addition to the Company, the RWB is home to the RWB School, consisting of both a Professional Division which trains young artists for careers in dance, and a Recreational Division which provides dance programming to over 1,500 students each year.



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