Young Lungs Dance Exchange + Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers presents:
Community Works-In-Progress by:
Brenda McLean & Ali Robson
Zorya Arrow & Ed Ackerman
Pay What you Can
Rachel Browne Theatre
With generous support throughout the year from Manitoba Arts Council
this dance is in commemoration of the 104th anniversary of the Rite of Spring
by Amelia Ehrhardt
Amelia Ehrhardt makes, performs, teaches, facilitates, writes about, and organizes dance. She has worked in residence and shown work across Canada and holds an honours BA in Dance Studies from York University. Amelia is based in Toronto and has never lived further than five kilometers from Lake Ontario.
Music by Arthur Russell and Carl Nielsen
Made with Gregory Holt, Julia Male, Simon Portigal, Christy Stoeten, and Ann Trépanier with help from Evan Webber and Niomi Cherney
And with residency support from Hatch/Harbourfront Centre and Toronto Dance Theatre.
Various Untitled (works in progress)
by Brenda McLean & Ali Robson
Performers: Alex Elliott and Brittany Thiessen
Brenda McLean is a physical theatre performer/director and Co-Artistic Director of Theatre Incarnate. Brenda has created a number of new works including Master Orloff, Guernica, Verge-In, Dionysus is Getting Impatient and Men Seldom. Brenda also has directed the PTE School Adult Company for the last five years, and has been teaching acting for over 10 years.
Ali Robson is a dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ali has worked in dance and theatre with many companies and artists as performer, rehearsal director, mentor and movement coach. These include Peter Bingham of EDAM (Vancouver), Serge Bennathan of Les Productions Filglio (Vancouver), TRIP dance company under the Artistic Direction of Karen Kuzak (Winnipeg) and Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers. As well she has worked with independent artists Lesandra Dodson, Brenda McLean, Tom Stroud, Natasha Torres-Garner, Treasure Waddell, Alexandra Elliott, Claire Marshall, Coral Aiken, Delia Brett (MACHiNENOiSY), Melanie Kuxdorf, Susie Burpee, and Debbie Patterson. Ali is a board member of YDLE and joined Company Link as Associate Artistic Director in 2016.
By Carol-Ann Bohrn
Carol-Ann Bohrn was born and raised in Brandon, MB. She is a graduate of the School of Contemporary Dancers and holds a B.A. Honours degree in Dance from the University of Winnipeg. She has performed work for local choreographers Jolene Bailie, Brett Owen, Ming Hon, Freya Olafson, Odette Heyn, Brenna Klaverkamp, Brent Lott, Alexandra Elliot and Nina Patel. She most recently participated in the Cartae program at aceartinc, where she created her first live piece 'Eudaimonia', her first video piece 'Routine (Mea Culpa)' as well as a series of digital prints. She will be performing at Fem Fest this September with Gearshifting Performance Works. She is interested in somatic techniques such as Feldenkrais, Alexander, Mitzvah, and meditation.
(De)face Me (Work in progress)
by Johanna Riley
Music: Jason Tait
Performers: Lise McMillan, Freya Olafson, Sam Penner, Warren McClelland, Brett Owen, Jasmine Allard
Johanna Riley has been a professional dance artist for a decade and a half. She has been a company member with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers for over ten years, and is a co-founder of Young Lungs Dance Exchange, an organization which has worked to support new dance creation and the Winnipeg dance community for over twelve years. As a choreographer, Riley’s work has been presented by several organizations, including Young Lungs Dance Exchange, the School of Contemporary Dancers, Momentum Collective, and Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers. Riley is on the faculty of the Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers, teaching dance technique, setting original repertory, rehearsal directing, and mentoring emerging choreographers.
Note: This is an improvisation on material that has been generated over a recent two-week research period for a full-evening length work being presented in the 2017/18 season.
video by Zorya Arrow & Ed Ackerman
Zorya Arrow works within a range of disciplines including dance, film, and theatre and has created over nine original performance works. She holds an Honours degree in Dance with a minor in Theatre from the University of Winnipeg and sits on the Young Lungs Dance Exchange board of directors.
Ed Ackerman is a cinematographer and director, known for Cologne Vs. Winnipeg (2011), Primiti Too Taa (1988) and Clint and Ed Versus Wilda WahnWitz and Her Martial Blubb (2011). He has made films for Sesame Street, IMAX, the National Film Board of Canada, and CBC, to name a few.