Repertoire

From the moment Bailie takes the stage, her presence is endearing. This dancer demonstrates impressive breadth through bound and unbound energy, skilfully articulating her movements to the tune of every last finger and toe. Watching Bailie is a pleasure as her effortless transitions from liquid to static are an energized reflection of real-life conundrums.  – The Vancouver Sun

Gearshifting Performance Works repertoire celebrates over 50 years of modern dance history. The repertoire includes traditional masterpieces as well as new creations. This list includes a selection of past and present repertoire.

petites danses
Choreography: Marie-Josee Chartier
Ensemble, 15 performers, full length work
Premiere: April 21, 2017, The Gas Station Arts Centre, Winnipeg

Game On
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Trio
Premiere: Still in process, but regardless, Game On has enjoyed multiple performances in Winnipeg

Hybrid Human, for three dancers
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Solo followed by trio, site specific for the in/future festival
Sound: Susan Chafe
Costumes: Anne Armit
Premiere: September 24, 2016, Ontario Place, Toronto

Dancing Bodies
Created by: Jolene Bailie
Trio
Sound: Susan Chafe
Costumes: Jolene Bailie and Wanda Farian
Premiere: November 06, 2016 at The Gas Station Arts Centre, Winnipeg
Dancing Bodies was created with material from from the full length work, Happyland.

Daphnis and and Chloe
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Ensemble, 5 dancers, 7 minutes
Premiere: May 28, 2016, The Winnipeg Art Gallery

Happyland
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Ensemble, 7 dancers, 67 minutes
Sound: Susan Chafe
Premiere: April 15, 2016, The Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg

The Judgement of Paris
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Ensemble, 5 dancers, 6 minutes
Premiere: February 11, 2016, The Winnipeg Art Gallery

Maenad for Berlin Dancer
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Solo
Premiere: February 11, 2016, The Winnipeg Art Gallery

Olympus Fanfare
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Ensemble, 5 dancers, 7 minutes
Premiere: February 11, 2016, The Winnipeg Art Gallery

An Aspect of Alterity
Choreography and Performance: Jolene Bailie
Solo
Costume: Neda Vukas
Premiere: October 25, 2015, The Gas Station Arts Centre, Winnipeg

Mirage on the Muses Plateau
Choreography: Jolene Bailie with dancers
Trio, 2 hours
An outdoor, durational performance.
Premiere: September 26, 2015, Nuit Blanche at The Winnipeg Art Gallery

Inner Being
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Quartet, 14 minutes
Sound: Susan Chafe
Costumes: Neda Vukas
Premiere: April 17, 2015, The Gas Station Arts Centre, Winnipeg

Being Outer
Choreography and text: Jolene Bailie
5 Dancers, 18 minutes
Sound: Susan Chafe
Premiere: April 17, 2015, The Gas Station Arts Centre, Winnipeg

Hybrid Human, Today Solo
Choreography and Performance: Jolene Bailie
Solo, 16 minutes
Sound: Susan Chafe
Costume: Anne Armit
Premiere: January 31, 2015, Today Art Museum, Beijing

Are You Having Any Fun?
Choreography and Text: Jolene Bailie
Trio
Premiere: October 26, 2014, The Gas Station Arts Centre, Winnipeg

Lost
Choreography and Text: Jolene Bailie
Trio, 9 minutes
Premiere: September 20, 2014, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ RightsFest, Winnipeg

Hybrid Human, Hybrid Xi’an
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
6 minute Solo followed by 14 minute Trio
Sound: Susan Chafe
Costumes: Anne Armit
Premiere: August 09, 2014 at The Xian Art Museum, Xi’an, China

Eat All You Want/The Top? and the further development, All You Can Eat/The Top?
Created by: Jolene Bailie
5 dancers, 60 minutes
Sound: Susan Chafe
Premiere, Eat All You Want/The Top?: May 02, 2014, The Asper Centre for Theatre and Film, Winnipeg
Premiere, All You Can Eat/The Top?: July 17, 2014, The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Mainstage

A Lemon For Your Thoughts
Created and Performed by: Jolene Bailie
Solo
A humorous and theatrical contemporary dance solo with props and text. Based on the theme “Tools of the Trade”.
Premiere: October 27, 2013 at The Gas Station Arts Centre, Winnipeg

Set and Re-Set
Created by: Jolene Bailie
Trio, 22 minutes
Using play, interruption and memory to look at the impact and imprint that previous human interactions have on our understanding of the present moment. A site specific contemporary dance work created for The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Nuit Blanche. Theatrical, with text and props. Originally performed repeatedly, six shows throughout the large scale event.
Premiere: September 28, 2013 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Gallery 7, Winnipeg

Aspects of Alterity
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
5 dancers, 45 minutes
Lighting: Hugh Conacher
Costumes: Neda Vukas
Partially motivated by the imprint and aspect of intangible lived experiences and how these imprints and aspects can impact within our recollections so profoundly that the intangible memory over rides any tangible source or evidence of the event. This recollection, or memory, becomes it’s own otherness and a distilled environment for the dance. Also influenced by the geography of the prairies, readings about John Cage and Jolene Bailie’s personal experiences with Rachel Browne.
Premiere: November 16, 2012 at The Gas Station Arts Centre, Winnipeg

A Conception of Mentality
Created and Performed by: Jolene Bailie
Solo
Costume: Anne Armit
A humorous and theatrical contemporary dance solo questioning the power that repetition, daily connundrums and muffling have on our sense of self worth. With text and props.
Premiere: October 21, 2012 at the Gas Station Arts Centre, Winnipeg

Gloria’s Sensoria
Created and Performed by: Jolene Bailie
Solo with text, 12 minutes
A contemporary dance solo questioning the power struggle bewteen human beings and technology, suirvellence and what is living versus what is an inanimate object.
Premiere: July 15, 2012 at The American Dance Festival, Durham, North Carolina

Inspiro
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
5 dancers, 45 minutes
Lighting and Media: Hugh Conacher
Sound: Susan Chafe
Motivated by the impact that wind turbines have on the flight paths of migratory birds.
Premiere: April 20, 2012 at The Asper Centre for Theatre and Film, Winnipeg

A Theory of Machines
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Solo, 7 minutes
The dancer in this dance is potentially a controlled and manipulated decoy of a human being.
Premiere: October 02, 2011 at The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Founders Studio, Winnipeg

Landscape Synergy
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
5 dancers, three hours
A site specific outdoor work for five dancers on and around the large ramp outside The Winnipeg Art Gallery. An ongoing, durational performance, three hours in length at The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Nuit Blanche.
Premiere: October 01, 2011 at The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg

A Glimpse into Sensory Life, Infinite World
Choreography: Jolene Bailie, 2011
5 dancers, 15 minutes
Lighting: Hugh Conacher
Sound: Susan Chafe
Costumes: Anne Armit
Created from the full length work, Sensory Life, Infinite World. The human form reveals a pure and intuitive intelligence through grace, suppleness and ease to evoke a supportive relationship from within.

The Hybrid Human Collection of Works
The Hybrid Human collection includes the fifty-six minute full-length feature work as well as a twenty minute work for proscenium stage, a two hour installation work for a gallery and/or museum setting, an eighteen minute “ambush” of dance for a public gathering, nine short bursts of dance ranging in duration from two to eleven minutes and numerous, short, site specific creations for a gallery/public setting.
Choreography: Jolene Bailie, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Visual Artist, Collaborator and Project Conception: Wanda Koop
Lighting and Media: Hugh Conacher
Sound: Susan Chafe
Costumes: Anne Armit
Masks: Brenda Belmonte
Hybrid Human explores the constructed notions of robotics and ideas around the disembodied experience, consciousness, creativity, artificial intelligence and artificial life. Created in conjunction with The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s exhibition, “Wanda Koop… on the edge of experience”.
Premieres of dances from the collection: The Winnipeg Art Gallery in Winnipeg, The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Arts Court in Ottawa, The Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver, The Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto, Xi’an Art Museum in Xi’an, China, The Today Art Museum in Beijing, China, and Ontario Place in Toronto.

Sensory Life, Infinite World
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
7 dancers, 70 minutes
Video and Lighting: Hugh Conacher
Sound: Susan Chafe
Set: Jolene Bailie and Hugh Conacher
Costumes: Anne Armit
Inspired by the seemingly limitless possibilities and co-operative relationships within plant and animal life. A conceptual and supportive ecosystem is created in the dance that is invented without the framing of regulated time, the natural pull of gravity or the weight of today’s modern society. Creating a possible scenario for intelligence while adapting to a ripple effect of foreign matter.
Premiere: February 19, 2010 at The Asper Centre for Theatre and Film, Winnipeg

Give and Take in the Kingdom of Love
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Trio, 8 minutes
Video Backdrop: Hugh Conacher
Costumes: Jolene Bailie
Headdresses: Brenda Belmonte
The internal and external pokes of sensuality are counter balanced by the weight of control and reservation. Jolene’s own feist, logic and dreamt up fictional paradise give form to a rhythmic and precise trio.
Premiere: November 10, 2009 at The Gas Station Arts Centre

inanimate jungles have clocks
based on Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Concept and Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Solo, 45 minutes
Text: Jem Rolls and Jolene Bailie
Video: Hugh Conacher and Andrew Milne
Sound: Michael Wright
Costumes: Anne Armit
Headdresses: Brenda Belmonte
A fantasical fable in a quirky, post-modern fishbowl. A multi-media fusion of dance, theatre and video creates an experience where corporate soul-sucking, animalistic responses and absurd, real life conundrums are lived out in a dream like nightmare.
Premiere: July 15, 2009 at The Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Winnipeg

Everything’s Coming Up Roses
Concept and Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Solo, 75 minutes
Text: Jem Rolls and Jolene Bailie
Video: Hugh Conacher and Andrew Milne
Sound: Michael Wright
Costumes: Anne Armit
Headdresses: Brenda Belmonte
Sensory overload, input/output and time propel Jolene Bailie into a rose-chasing heroine bombarded by the real world. A response to the massive overload of input we are forced to accept everyday.
Premiere: April 24, 2009 at The Asper Centre for Theatre and Film, Winnipeg

The Green Zone
Choreography: Deborah Dunn, Montreal
Commissioned Solo
Premiere: May 03, 2008 at The Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg

Terrain
Choreography by: Marie-Josee Chartier, Toronto
Commissioned Solo
Costume: Anne Armit
Premiere: February 21, 2008 at The Joyce SoHo, New York City

private i
Created by: Denise Clarke, Calgary
Music composed by: Paul Aucoin
Music performed by: The Hylozoists
Video: Hugh Conacher
Additional music by: Jimmy Ruffian
Costume: Denise Clarke
Full-length Commissioned Solo
Premiere: May 04, 2007 at The Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg

Switchback
Choreography: Jolene Bailie, 2006
Solo, 18 minutes
Costume: Anne Armit
Headdresses: Brenda Belmonte
Through repetition and tension, Jolene is on guard. A physically arresting piece.
Premiere: April 27, 2006 at The Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg

Escape
Choreography: Anna Sokolow, New York City, 1955
Staging and Direction: Jim May
Reconstructed historical solo
Company Premiere: April 27, 2006 at The Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg

The End?
Choreography: Anna Sokolow, New York City, 1955
Staging and Direction: Jim May
Reconstructed historical solo
Company Premiere: April 27, 2006 at the Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg

Climbing to the Moon
Choreography: Bill Evans, Brockport, New York
Solo, remount
Company Premiere: November 19, 2006 at the Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg

Bell/Anti Bell
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Costume: Anne Armit
Solo
We have all been on put on hold. An abstract solo that speaks of the frustration felt and sarcasm expressed by having to wait for and/or losing opportunities.
Premiere: July 20, 2005 at The Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg

Dances For Isadora
(Five Evocations of Isadora Duncan)
Choreography: José Limón, New York, 1971
Reconstruction and Direction: Nina Watt
Costumes: Anne Armit after Charles D. Tomlinson
Five solo works
Reconstructed historical solos
Company Premiere: May 13, 2005 at The Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg

Freddy
Choreography: Rachel Browne, Winnipeg
Costume: Anne Armit after Randall Newman
Solo, re-mount and additional development
Company Premiere: May 13, 2005 at The Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg

Broken Columns
Choreography: Bill Evans, Brockport, New York, 2004
Costume: Wanda Farian, Norma LaChance and Sandi Cain
Headdress: Brenda Belmonte
Commissioned Solo
Premiere: June 30, 2004 at The Artword Theatre, Toronto

A Short Voyage
Choreography: Marie-Josee Chartier, Toronto
Costume: Michael Tong
Commissioned Solo
Premiere: May 07, 2004 at The Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg

To Somewhere Else
Choreography: Marc Boivin, Montreal
Commissioned Solo
Premiere: May 07, 2004 at The Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg

walking thru myself
Choreography: Joe Laughlin, Vancouver
Costume: Anne Armit
Commissioned Solo
Premiere: May 07, 2004 at The Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg

The Illegibilty of this World
Choreography: Julia Sasso, Toronto
Solo, re-mount
Company Premiere: June 12, 2004 at The Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg

Mara
Choreography: Stephanie Ballard, Winnipeg
Gifted Solo, Jolene performed this solo from 2000-2006

After Words
Choreography: Gaile Petursson-Hiley, Winnipeg
Gifted Solo, Jolene performed this solo from 2001-2004

Etude
Choreography: Stephanie Ballard, Winnipeg
Gifted Solo, Jolene performed this solo from 2001-2004