Cabaret at Femfest

Saturday, Sept. 17th

The Asper Centre for Theatre and Film,
400 Colony Street


Celebrate our opening night with our popular cabaret evening featuring a mix of artists from a variety of disciplines! This incredible variety show is jam-packed with high-energy entertainment. The show offers a unique smorgasbord of entertainment including music, dance, comedy, theatre and film. Followed by a chance to eat, drink and mingle.

Host: Lara Rae, Comedian and Artistic Director of the Winnipeg Comedy Fest
Visual Art displays in the lobby featuring exhibits by Autumn Serb-Crossman, Teresa-Lee Cooke & Debbie Machula.

In the theatre you’ll see:

  • 50/50 – improv-theatre fusion with Robyn Slade & co.
  • Crash Site – a film by Sonya Ballantyne
  • Lost – by contemporary dance company Gearshifting
  • Break the Silence – solo dance by Jennifer Genest
  • Wolf Woman – aerial by Ruth Baines
  • Buzzkill and Tattletale in: You Win Some, You Lose Most
    – by Alissa Watson and Spenser Payne
  • Pearl in the Egg – solo theatre by Raye Anderson
  • Visual art by Susan Aydan Abbott
  • Music by Cassidy Mann


Thanks to the Manitoba Arts Council and the Winnipeg Arts Council, .6 Ricochet will be presentingESSENTIA, here in Winnipeg! This past year, we’ve been fortunate enough to tour the show to Stratford’s SpringWorks Festival: indie theatre and dance festival, and Edmonton’s DanceFest @ NextFest curated by The Good Women Collective. All year we’ve been performing and re-imagining this show, to bring it home for a final presentation at The Rachel Browne Theatre and it is finally here!

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“Visually arresting… Somber, haunting, lovely, that is Essentia” 
– CBC Manitoba

Prepare to confront and question your inner reality as .6 Ricochet transports you to a precarious place between the known and the invisible. ESSENTIA is an energetic and beautiful 50-minute double bill featuring two contemporary dance works choreographed and performed by Winnipeg’s newest dance company, .6 Ricochet, with members Hilary Crist and Janelle Hacault.
Friday, September 9th @ 8pm
Saturday, September 10th @ 8pm
Sunday, September 11th @ 8pm
The Rachel Browne Theatre, 211 Bannatyne Ave. (2nd Floor)
Tickets are $20
Reserve at [email protected] or purchase at the door

The creative team includes Choreographers/Performers Hilary Crist and Janelle Hacault, Production Manager James Jansen, and Stage Manager Kristin Haight

Watch the promotional video at

A band and a Ballerina

SARAH MURPHY-DYSON is back onstage in Winnipeg after 10 years away! An electric collaboration with dream pop/shoegaze music phenom EVAN FREEMAN and special guest, Winnipeg’s own DJ SHEEN SAYER!
Tickets are going fast, you don’t want to miss this one.
Only $15, or $20 at the door. 

About the Artists:
Sarah Murphy-Dyson
The Gemini award-winning actor was a leading soloist with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet for many years before she retired to study acting full time. She starred in Dirty Dancing and was stunt double for Kate Beckinsale and Milla Jovovich and now appears regularly onstage and screen. She is thrilled to “back in the boots” in the city she called home for 10 years!!}
Instagram: @sarahmd26
Twitter: @saharadare

Evan Freeman
“Calgary musician Evan Freeman’s debut album Luna is quite possibly one of the most ambitious and successfully so works of epic musical art to come out of this city in years if not decades — a masterfully sculpted piece of pop-informed shoegazing wonderment that is as intricate and realized and brilliant as it is pretty and pleasurable and spiritually uplifting. It changes things.” 
-Mike Bell, Calgary Herald

DJ Sheen Sayer
Born in Brandon, raised in Winnipeg. Has loved dance music more than milk since his inception on planet Earth. Now, this prairie space cowboy or “Da Vinci of the Discotheque” spins this innate passion over dance floors for humanoids righteous enough to listen.

Darren Young – Lead Guitar
Keath Mueller – Keyboards, trumpet
Robin Cillo – Drums
Rauth Clement – Bass

YLDE co-presents /// Music + Movement

a co-production from young lungs dance exchange and tick tock presenting new works exploring the physical performance of sound by sasha amaya (can/uk), luke nickel(can/uk) + louis d’heudieres (uk/fr)

featuring jillian groening, ian mozdzen, natasha torres-garner + naomi woo

20h friday 12 august
ace art at 290 mcdermot avenue
winnipeg, manitoba, canada

MONA LISA MUSTACHE (or Mona Lisa Must Ache!)

out of line theatre dares you (… are all focked!)
(a perfomance)
AUGUST 4-6, 2016
2 shows nightly
7:30pm AND 9:30pm

Mia van Leeuwen
Coral Maloney
Charlene Van Buekenhout
Ian Mozdzen

“And my talents I bury, and dead is my Fame!”
– Leonardo Da Caprio

please reserve (text)
or facebook message this event
$10 cash

A Small Idea


Performed by Ali Robson, Natasha Torres-Garner and Ashley Au

2016 Winnipeg Fringe Festival

(see below for exact show times)

Kids Venue # 30 – Manitoba Theatre for Young People

will explore what it feels like to have an idea through movement and music!

What do you do with an idea? Do you think about an idea and let it grow? Does your idea get bigger? Faster? Bouncier? Smaller? Harder to recognize? What happens if you let an idea go? Does it float away? What if you give it a little push? 

Mitzvah Classes with Kano Nemoto

Ace Art, 290 McDermot Ave.

Mon Jun 13 930am

Mon Jun 20 930am
Mon Jul 4 930am
Mon Jul 11 930am
Mon Jul 18 930am

Drop in $18

The Mitzvah Technique and Itcush Method:
The Mitzvah Technique and Itcush Method is a new approach to learn movement and function of the body. Focusing on the alignment and mechanics of the body, we learn to release unnecessary tension and find efficient movement with minimum effort. Concentrating on fundamental movements by learning exercises on the floor and using a chair we allow the body to return to its ideal movement, function and freedom to expand movement possibility.
Specific benefits for dancers are:
•   Learn exercises that help open and release unnecessary tension in the joints and muscles
•   Bring more awareness of your own body and movement
•   Find a better relationship with the floor so that you can feel and understand the forces acting in your body
•   Return to an optimal postural alignment that will prolong your health and
prevent pain and injuries

Community /// Class with Kristina Washchyshyn

Intermediate/Advanced ballet classes

NAfro studios (109 Pulford Ave)

Dates: (Thursdays) June 23, 30, July 7,14,21 and August 11, 18

Time: 6:30 – 8:00
Cost: $10 for a drop in and $55 if you pay up front for the full 7 classes

Kristina Washchyshyn

Kristina is a graduate of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Teacher Training program and holds her Licenciate teacher designation with the Cecchetti Society of Canada and Cecchetti International Classical Ballet.  She currently teaches at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in the Recreational School and the Teacher’s Training Program.  She was the ballet mistress and technical director for Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble over a period of 8 years and is currently the Artistic Director with Troyanda Ukrainian Dance Ensemble in Selkirk, MB.  She has travelled to Ukraine several times to further her studies as a director, choreographer, dancer and dance educator as well as attended Ukrainian dance workshops in Manitoba and Alberta.  She has had the pleasure of adjudicating several festivals in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.  As a dancer with Verba Dance Company she has had many wonderful opportunities to perform with an exceptional group of dancers and dear friends.  She is proud to be in her role as Director for Sopilka for the seventh consecutive year.  She enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge of dance education to her artistic team and the many talented students that make the Sopilka family.

Community /// Free Community Dance Classes


with Ray Hogg, Kimberley Rampersad and Sam Manchulenko


WHERE: Nafro Dance Productions Inc – 109 Pulford St

WHEN: 10:00-11:30 am

Mon, May2 Wed, May 4 Fri, May 6
Mon, May 9 Wed, May 11 Fri, May 13

Mon, May 16 Wed, May 18 Fri, May 20

Mon, May 23 Wed, May 25 Fri, May 27

Mon, May 30

Community /// New Danceworks Festival Call for Choreographers

New Danceworks Festival/ June 30th 2016 / Winnipeg, MB

Looking for an opportunity to present work in a professional format? Our New Danceworks Festival is an ALL STYLES AND ALL DICIPLINES event, so bring your best work and your best talent to the floor.  This is an opportunity for up and coming choreographers to display their new work locally, free of competitive restrictions.

Please contact us for more info at [email protected]