GEARSHIFTING – committed to contemporary dance
Committed to contemporary dance and enriching the community, the Company has three main activities; these include the advancement of creation, presentation and education of contemporary dance.
Jolene Bailie/Gearshifting Performance Works has presented shows annually in Winnipeg since 2000 and toured extensively. The work has been both self-presented and produced on over 300 occasions. In addition to self-production, the work has also been presented by nationally and internationally recognized companies and presenters including: The Dancing on the Edge Festival in Vancouver (2002, 2004, 2005, 2013), dance: made in canada (2009, 2013), The Winnipeg Art Gallery (2010, 2011, 2013), Nuit Blanche (2010, 2011, 2013), Young Lungs Dance Exchange (Mentorship Project, 2013), Savarsati Productions (2012), NAfro Dance Productions (2012), The American Dance Festival (ADF/HU MFA Program, 2012) The National Arts Centre (Prairie Scene 2011), The National Gallery of Canada (2011), The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Dance Downtown (2011), Bill Evans (annually 2005-2009), Simon Fraser University (2008), the Inbound Festival in New York City (2008), The State University of New York at Brockport (2005, 2007), The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival (2007), Studio 303 in Montreal (2003, 2004, 2006, with the 2006 performance earning a “best of dance: 2006 year in review” top three listing in the Montreal Mirror Magazine), New Dance Alliance’s 20th Anniversary Performance Mix Festival at the Joyce SoHo in New York City (2006), Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (2006), Perimeters Performance Symposium in Regina (2005), the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival (2005, waitlist for 2013, waitlist for 2014), the 9th International Solo Dance-Theatre Festival in Stuttgart, Germany (2005), The Her-icane Festival of Women’s Art in Saskatoon (2004), The Stream of Dance Festival in Regina (2002), The Gas Station Arts Centre’s annual fundraiser Girls! Girls! Girls! (founding performer, 2005-2013) and at 194 fringe festival performances, winning numerous “Best of Fest” awards and including fringe performances in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Athabasca, Victoria and Vancouver.
Repertoire for the 2013-2014 season includes: Hybrid Human, Set and Re-Set, A Lemon For Your Thoughts and Eat All You Want/The Top?
Eat All You Want/The Top?
May 02 and 03 @ 8:00pm, May 04 @ 4:00pm
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Lighting: Hugh Conacher
Sound: Susan Chafe
Dancers: Krista Nicholson, Claire Marshall, Helene Le Moullec Mancini, Janelle Hacault and Jillian Groening
Tickets available online soon!