Since September three research teams have each been working in the studio investigating themes, methods, ideas, questions, approaches related to dance, movement and performance. YLDE is excited to invite the public into their work.
First, come and take a class from each of the creators between Oct. 11-16. Classes are designed by the creators with the intent on sharing and teaching their knowledge of methods they are working with. Showings are an evening of showcasing and discussing their work from the last three months in residence. The Endnote is a evening to gather with the artists and listen to essayists hannah_g and Michelle Panting share their creative responses to the research.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER
Nov. 24th 7-10pm
2-618 ARLINGTON STREET
Nov. 26 1-4pm
2-618 ARLINGTON STREET
Dec. 3rd 7-9pm
2-618 ARLINGTON STREET
Special Thanks to MING HON, GRANT GUY, FREYA OLAFSON for their consultation on the research. Winnipeg Film Group, Industria Dance Centre, Gas Station Arts Centre, Theatre Incarnate, Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers, Artlington Studios
We are grateful for the financial assistance provided by Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council
ALEXANDRA WINTERS Born and raised in Winnipeg, Alexandra Winters has had the pleasure of working professionally with Stephanie Ballard and Dancers, Company Constance Cooke (SOS Dance), Gearshifting Performance Works and Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers. A graduate of the Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers, she has also worked with choreographer Janelle Hacault as part of the Young Lung Dance Exchange research series, and with choreographer Constance Cooke in the development of a new work commissioned by Toronto-based dancer/choreographer Aria Evans. Most recently, she worked with GPS Dance Collective as a guest artist for their tour to Leon, Mexico and participated in the Creative Gesture – Collective Composition Lab for Music and Dance at Banff Centre for the Arts. She is thrilled to be a part of this Research Series both as a dancer and choreographer.
WARREN MCLELLAND started his dance training in Brandon, Manitoba, with Ukrainian Folk dancing. In high school he broadened his training to involve ballet, tap, jazz and modern. When Warren graduated high school in 2009 he moved to Winnipeg to further his training at the School of Contemporary Dancers finishing a year of the Junior Professional Program before entering the Professional Program and graduating in May of 2014. Throughout the program Warren had the honour of working with guests such as Marie-Josée Chartier, Christina Medina, Sylvain Emard, Christopher House, Jennifer Mascall, Jolene Bailie and Marc Boivin. At the 2014 Canada Dance Festival Warren was involved in Tedd Robinson’s 60 Dancer Project, and was invited by Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers to perform in PEI in the summer of that year as well. On top of that, Warren has danced professionally with Stephanie Ballard and Dancers, Mouvement Dance, Odette Heyn Projects, Company Constance Cooke, Drive Dance, Alexanda Elliot Dance and was a company member of Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers for 3 years. Currently, Warren is teaching Modern and Stretch and Strength at Industria Dance Centre and working as an independent artist.
DAVIS PLETT is an intermedia artist working with performance, text, and audio. Recent creations include Infidelity (a long-poem / monologue set to original electronic music), Stare Cases (a site-specific performance for clowns, object theatre, opera singers and overhead projector), and Inertia (a collaborative creation with the Happy/Accidents collective examining sexual assault in artistic communities). In addition to his own practice, Davis has worked as a performer, director, sound designer, and writer with TPM, One Trunk Theatre, MTYP, SIP, U of W, Lemonhound, and CV2 magazine, and has upcoming engagements with Mia van Leeuwen, Frances Koncan, and Echo Theatre.
RACHELLE BOURGET is a contemporary dance artist residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with an affinity for vinyl and the common houseplant. A 2012 graduate of The School of Contemporary Dancers, she has performed works by many choreographers, including Zorya Arrow, Riley Sims, Treasure Waddell, Sasha Amaya, Renee Vandale and Christina Medina. She has appeared for Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers emerging company VERGE for three seasons, and toured with WCD performing in Toward Light, the tribute tour for founder Rachel Browne. She has been commissioned to create and perform with núna (now) Canadian Icelandic Arts Convergence, presenting solo works springtrap and of dystopia. She has appeared in music videos for Winnipeg based bands The Treble, Viva Non and Ghost Twin, and collaborated with Vancouver based film-maker Sarah Blondin for the short film Wise.Wild.Wonderous. Rachelle is a founding and ongoing member of Nova Dance Collective which presented Not Potatoes and Judy and the Reckless for two seasons in 2015-2016. In July 2017, she premiered her first full-length solo production AFTER THE CAUSEat the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, which received **** from CBC Manitoba and the Winnipeg Free Press. In addition to her dance education, she holds a 200 hr YTT in Transformational Hatha Yoga, and is a member of an all women/non-binary DJ collective called The Vinyl Salon.
KAYLA JEANSON is a filmmaker whose work explores the lines between genres, from documentary to narrative to screendance. She studied film at the University of Manitoba and dabbled in dance performance at the School of Contemporary Dancers, seeking to combine knowledge of both media into her practice. Her choreographic work includes Madison Thomas’ short film Exposed Nerves and her own poetry film Descrambled Eggs. Her cinematography, editing and directing work has been viewed online, in selection at international film festivals such as Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia), Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (Illinois), and Victoria Film Festival (British Columbia), as well as through TV networks including CBC, APTN, MTS TV, and Shaw.
BRIANNA FERGUSON is a graduate of The School of Contemporary Dancers senior professional program ‘s class of 2014. She has been a company member with Winnipeg’s contemporary dancers ever since under the artistic direction of Brent Lott. She has also worked professionally with Constance Cooke of Company Constance Cooke (Victoria, BC), Christina Medina of @tendance (Vienna, Austria), Odette Heyn of Odette Heyn projects in collaboration with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Outside Joke improv comedy group (Winnipeg, Manitoba). She also has taught Company class with WCD, for the new teachers act with The Dance Post and community class for Rainbow stage and she teaches the Modern program at Masterworks Dance Studio.
ALEXANDRA WINTERS (BIO ABOVE)
hannah_g is a writer, contemporary storyteller, inter-disciplinary artist, mixtape DJ, and designer. She is interested in collectivity, place-making, and recollection.
She is also the Director of the Artist-Run Centre, aceartinc. and the editor of the gallery’s in-house annual publication, PaperWait. Here she co-founded Flux Gallery, the Cartae Open School, and the gallery’s first Indigenous Curatorial Residency.
She is available to write, perform, run workshops, mixtape DJ, and make things for you. hannah lives and works in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty One Territory, Canada.
MICHELLE PANTING is a writer and lens-based artist living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2013, she founded FULL, a website dedicated to documenting art, culture, and travel. Through FULL, Michelle interviews artists and cultural influencers as well as capturing their work through photographs. In her personal artistic practice, she uses both still and moving images to explore issues of identity, mental health, and trauma. Michelle has exhibited her work at aceartinc. and Parlour Coffee. She is currently enrolled in the Cartae Open School at aceartinc.