News

Grant Awards
Gearshifting Performance Works has received grant awards from The Manitoba Arts Council and The Winnipeg Arts Council for the 2018/2019 season.

New Creation
Artistic Director, Jolene Bailie, is developing new work.

Ongoing Teaching
Gearshifting Performance Works offers open classes to the professional community in conjunction with project work. Dates and times are listed on our Education page. Artistic Director, Jolene Bailie, teaches throughout the season at The School of Contemporary Dancers (1997-present) and at The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Professional Division (2000-2001 and 2013-present).

Professional Development
Gearshifting Performance Works offers professional level technique class as a service to the dancers.

AGM
Gearshifting Performance Works most recent AGM was held on December 18, 2017.

Dance Current Magazine
Jolene Bailie was featured in the summer 2018 edition of the Dance Current magazine, What’s in Your Dance Bag.

Jolene Bailie’s most recent full length work was reviewed for the online edition the Dance Current.
“The fiercely athletic show includes nail-biting lifts and leaps, dancers slamming into each other’s chests like rutting bucks, executing perfectly controlled full back bends or sliding to the floor in pliable front splits punctuated by percussive claps and slaps against their own bodies and skin.

…her latest creation billed “a dance between will and imagination” is among her strongest full-length works to date – stripped to the bone of extraneous influence while focusing on the expressive power of movement itself.” – Holly Harris

Dance International Magazine

You can read about our 2017 feature presentation, petites danses, featuring the choreography of Marie-Josee Chartier, in the Fall 2017 issue of Dance International Magazine.

Our 2016 new creation, Happyland, was featured in the Summer 2016 issue of Dance International Magazine with 3 pages of insightful information into our creation process.