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First Steps
FIRST STEPS

FEB 9-13, 2016
RWB Founders’ Studio

Witness emerging student choreographers and dancers bring their creations to life on stage for the very first time during First Steps, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division’s annual choreographic competition.


Tue 2/9/16 7:30PM Founder Studio 116
Wed 2/10/16 7:30PM Founder Studio 116
Thu 2/11/16 7:30PM Founder Studio 116
Sat 2/13/16 7:30PM Founder Studio 116



A Cinderella Story
Val Caniparoli's
A CINDERELLA STORY

FEB 17 - 21, 2016
Centennial Concert Hall

"The World Premiere of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's full-length Cinderella is a runaway hit." - Globe and Mail

Remember when families gathered around the television set on a Saturday night? That era, the 1950’s, is the setting for Val Caniparoli’s A Cinderella Story, a retro retelling of everybody’s favourite fairy tale.

Experience this unique take on the old-age story complete with vintage couture-inspired costumes, electric choreography melded with Richard Rodgers’ music, all arranged for a live jazz orchestra by legendary Winnipeg bandleader Ron Paley.


Wed 2/17/16 7:30PM Centennial Concert Hall
Thu 2/18/16 12:00PM Centennial Concert Hall
Thu 2/18/16 7:30PM Centennial Concert Hall
Fri 2/19/16 7:30PM Centennial Concert Hall
Sat 2/20/16 7:30PM Centennial Concert Hall
Sun 2/21/16 2:00PM Centennial Concert Hall



Steppin Out
STEPPIN' OUT
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Recreational Division adult student showcase

March 12th - 13th, 2016
RWB Founders' Studio

The RWB School Recreational Division welcomes fans and followers to Steppin’ Out, our annual adult program student showcase. Steppin’ Out is an exciting program ripe with toe-tapping music and rousing dance moves brought to you by one of the largest – and growing! – adult dance programs in the country.


Sat 3/12/16 7:30PM Founder Studio 116
Sun 3/13/16 2:00PM Founder Studio 116
Sun 3/13/16 7:30PM Founder Studio 116



Q Dance
Royal Winnipeg Ballet Presents
Q DANCE

APR 01 - 03, 2016
Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts

"Quanz is known for his ability to meld beauty of lines with substance of thought." - The Globe and Mail

An adventure into the unknown, Q DANCE is an exploration that offers diversity in repertoire and an accessible view into the state of the art. Q DANCE Artistic Director Peter Quanz continues to connect with audiences with his innovative and aesthetically outstanding choreographic choices. This year’s instalment of Q DANCE moves to the Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts.


Fri 4/1/16 7:30PM Burton Cummings Theatre
Sat 4/2/16 7:30PM Burton Cummings Theatre
Sun 4/3/16 7:30PM Burton Cummings Theatre



Peter Pan
PETER PAN
With the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

MAY 04 - 08, 2016
Centennial Concert Hall

"Peter Pan is one of the prettiest ballets in the RWB repertoire...from the starry skies behind the nursery window to the misty forests of Neverland and the colourful bridge deck of Hook's Jolly Rodger." - The Globe and Mail

Perfect for families and anyone who never wants to grow up, Peter Pan is a magical flight, filled with family entertainment, fantasy and marvelous thrills.

Peter Pan tells the story of Peter, who invites Wendy to Neverland to be the mother of his gang of Lost Boys. Many adventures ensue, including the near-death of Tinker Bell and a climactic confrontation with Peter’s nemesis, the pirate Captain Hook.


Wed 5/4/16 12:00PM Centennial Concert Hall
Wed 5/4/16 7:30PM Centennial Concert Hall
Thu 5/5/16 7:30PM Centennial Concert Hall
Fri 5/6/16 7:30PM Centennial Concert Hall
Sat 5/7/16 7:30PM Centennial Concert Hall
Sun 5/8/16 2:00PM Centennial Concert Hall



Spotlight
RWB School Professional Division Presents
SPOTLIGHT

JUN 09 - 11, 2016
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

"It is a testament to the relationship between the RWB School and Company that Spotlight is included in the season line-up for a second year in a row. Formerly presented as In Concert, Spotlight will delight and enthrall loyal subscribers, friends and family, and newcomers to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet season. Enchanting to both lovers of classical ballet and other dance forms, Spotlight is one of the highlights of the Professional Divisions’ school year. We invite you to join us as our students step into the Spotlight." - Arlene Minkhorst, School Director

Spotlight is a main stage feature production featuring students of the RWB School Professional Division. Performing excerpts from the best of the traditional ballets, the RWB School Professional Division will capture your hearts and impress you with their versatility and unique talents. Past performances have included excerpts from La Bayadére, Le Corsaire, Coppéllia, and Don Quixote.

Graduates have gone on to perform, choreograph and teach for major dance companies such as Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Miami City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Queensland Ballet, Singapore Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and other companies throughout the world.


Thu 6/9/16 7:30PM RMTC John Hirsch Mainstage
Fri 6/10/16 7:30PM RMTC John Hirsch Mainstage
Sat 6/11/16 2:00PM RMTC John Hirsch Mainstage
Sat 6/11/16 7:30PM RMTC John Hirsch Mainstage