COMMUNITY /// new NOVA dance show

NOT POTATOES ~ by Zorya Arrow 
Pondering the thought of growing mental unrest, “Not Potatoes” intimately peeks into the navigation of close-knit family relationships, while orchestrating the challenge of breaking learned behavioural patterns and getting up off the proverbial couch.


“Judy and the Reckless,” uses theatricality, athletic dance movement, creature-like vocalizations, text, sneakers and a mountain of clothing to explore themes of life on display, dysfunctional habits and relationships, and extreme or reckless behaviours. 


March 20-21, Friday/ Saturday 8pm
March 22, Sunday Matinee 2pm
Rachel Browne Theatre (211 Bannatyne 2nd Floor)
$25/ adult
$15/ senior/ student/ artist
Reserve tickets at (only regular price tickets can be reserved online)
Tickets available for purchase at the door or from collective members.

Nova Dance Collective gratefully acknowledges the support of Winnipeg Arts Council and our generous donors.

Hope to see you there!

Nova Dance Collective

COMMUNITY /// Senior Professional Program FUNDRAISER!


The SPP’s are having a fundraiser social for their trip to Canada Dance Festival next year!

Friday March 6th, 2015 at District Stop Night Club.

10 p.m. 

Tickets are $10 and available through the school office.



COMMUNITY /// WCD – Segno – Jan 22-25


January 22-24, 8PM and January 25, 3PM

The Rachel Browne Theatre

WCD’s second show of our 50th season features two premieres! A new work by Manitoba choreographer Karen Kuzak that was originally commissioned in 2011 by performers Natasha Torres-Garner, Ali Robson and Johanna Riley is on the bill alongside a new work by Artistic Director, Brent Lott, on dancer Kayla Henry.


COMMUNITY /// Contemporary Dance Class for Professionals taught by Freya Olafson

Hi Friends,


This is just a friendly reminder that Contemporary Dance Class for the Professional Dancer, taught by Freya Olafson, starts thisTuesday, January 20th at 9:30-11am (doors open at 9am). Check out Freya’s bio on our website.


Also, drop-in class cost has changed to $7/class AND you can get a class pass good for all 12 classes for only $60, which works out to be $5/class saving you $24! *You can purchase the class pass online at*


Please pass the word along and help build our communities momentum!


Hope to see you real soon!


Janelle Hacault

YLDE + Community /// Peter Trosztmer & Jeremy Gordaneer — A Brief History


Peter Trosztmer

With a B.A. in Classics, Peter studied Dance at Concordia U. before completing the School of TDT. – Distinguished as an interpreter of the highest caliber collaborating with many national and international choreographers. Peter has created 6 critically acclaimed solo works: and is currently Artist in Residence at Techno Lith in Griffintown

Jeremy Gordaneer

is a visual artist who has been based in Montréal since 2004. Gordaneer’s practice incorporates painting, sculpture and so forth within the visual arts. His work also crosses disciplines, exploring dance, theatre and sound. He continues to work as a scenic painter, set designer and properties builder in theatre, which further informs his individual creative practice. 

YLDE + Community /// — PETER TROSZTMER + Jeremy Gordaneer dance performance installation — “BOX TAPE” — JAN 17th

JAN 17th 

5:30PM CONTINUOUSLY until 9:30PM

@ FRAME (B Gallery)  on 318 ROSS

by $5 donation


— PETER TROSZTMER and Jeremy Gordaneer –– “BOX TAPE” —  


dance performance installation

an interactive installation

a physical experience

come create together

enjoy hospitality


SEE LINKS BELOW   – for trailer from last incarnation –  – peter’s website


Using a shit load of clear packing tape and through a shared sense of labor, hospitality, and dance, we invite the public to join as we build and dance a sculpture made of tape that binds together the social fabric of the performance environment. We will question the idea of ‘product’ by broadening the parameters and perception of what a performance event might look and how the interaction might unroll. A sticky situation…

A social investigation

Architecture as Performance

Getting Caught

Collaborative authorship …

box tape, a stigmergy – a mechanism of indirect coordination between agents or actions. The principle is that the trace left in the environment by an action stimulates the performance of a next action, by the same or a different agent. In that way, subsequent actions tend to reinforce and build on each other, leading to the spontaneous emergence of coherent, apparently systematic activity.


Hello YLDE-ers!

We have orchestrated two extra sessions with Peter Trosztmer for interested artists. If you are already enrolled in the full workshop, you may also attend these sessions.

Both “sessions” will be DROP-IN in nature.

10:30 am-12:30pm

January 14th (wed) & 16th (fri)

$5 per session

Location: FRAME Gallery on Ross

Check out more details about Peter and the workshop in earlier posts.

Please Please Please RSVP.

If we do not have enough interested artist, the classes will be cancelled.

Community /// Alex Elliott yoga class TUE DEC 23

Hello Fellow Yogi’s and Yogini’s,

I am offering a special yoga practice outside of the registered session. Please come and join me in this group-practice where I am on my mat with you. In this way we flow through the poses and begin to unify our breath in a way that is extraordinarily trance-like. You will feel rejuvenated and ready for the days and New Year ahead.

Tuesday, December 23rd


$15 cash or cheque

218 Roslyn Road ~ Red Brick Mansion

All Levels

Scent Free

Props provided

Community /// Audio Editing for Dancers

Audio Editing for Dancers Workshop

Instructor: Kayla Jeanson
Sunday, January 11, 2015
1pm – 3pm
$20 (no Video Pool membership required)
Video Pool Studio – Unit 300, 100 Arthur St. Winnipeg

Call 204-949-9134 ext. 1 to register

Learn the basics of digital audio editing for performance. This course is designed especially for dance teachers and choreographers looking for a fast, easy, and cheap way to cut and mix music. Software covered includes Audacity and Reaper (free downloads here: Audacity and here: Reaper ). Please bring current projects or ideas, as there will be a hands-on portion of the class.

Kayla Jeanson has been editing audio for dance classes for 15 years. She works as a video professional specializing in dance-related work. More info