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May 2019

Kevin McDonald Presents: Make a Sketch Comedy Show!

May 1 - August 5
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, MB Canada
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$220 – $250

Sketch Comedy Show at the Cinematheque Date TBD Kids in the Hall legend, Kevin McDonald, is back at the WFG teaching a 6 week Sketch Comedy School in May and June! If you are interested in the world of Sketch Comedy this is the class for you! The class will conclude with a sketch comedy showcase at the WFG Cinematheque in June on a date TBD. The class will allow the workshop students to hone their sketch comedy craft and then…

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Tracing Paths

May 3 - June 28
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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Presented by the Manitoba Craft Council, Tracing Paths is a two person show exploring the craft of Lin Xu and Paul Robles curated by Steven Leyden Cochrane. Exhibition: May 3, 2019 – June 28, 2019 Opening Reception: First Fridays - May 3, 5-9 pm Regular gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, noon-4 pm. Admission to the gallery is free.  C2 is wheelchair accessible. Tracing Paths is a two person show exploring the craft of Lin Xu and Paul Robles curated by Steven…

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Camera School: An Intensive Crash Course in Cinematography

May 9 - June 6
Black Lodge – Winnipeg Film Group, 304-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$140 – $180

Are you interested in Cinematography? Do you have a strong fascination with shooting film & video but don’t know where to start? Well this is your chance to learn how to use every single camera that the Winnipeg Film Group has to offer in a month long crash course on Cinematography and film/video shooting! Once the class concludes, each student will be given one free weekend rental of a camera of their choice. This is free rental has a value…

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#AIRsessions | Free Music Workshop Series for Youth in Winnipeg’s North End

May 9 - September 12
Indigenous Family Centre, 470 Selkirk Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 2M5 Canada
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Free

Manitoba Music and the National Art Centre are teaming up with facilitator and curator Ila Barker to present a 10-session music-based workshop series for youth ages 13-25 called #AIRsessions. Kicking off on February 7, the free sessions will happen twice monthly on Thursday nights 6 - 9 p.m. at the Indigenous Family Centre (470 Selkirk Avenue). A free meal will be provided to the participants courtesy of Food Fare. “#AIRsessions, or Artist in Residence sessions, was created to fill a clear need for reoccurring programming for inner-city youth,” says Barker. “The…

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Film Night: The Decolonizing Lens

May 11 - July 27
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
Free

Thursday, February 28 to Thursday, May 16 Join the Winnipeg Art Gallery for screenings and discussions led by Indigenous filmmakers. Organized in partnership with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and the University of Manitoba. Free entry! 6pm reception • 7pm screening Panel talk to follow Feb 28 6pm reception • 6:30pm screening Panel talk to follow Films: 6:30pm - Kristi Sinclair’s film, Retake (24:16 min) 7:10pm-Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown’s film, Edge of the Knife - SG̲aawaay Ḵ'uuna…

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Books & Brushes

May 11 - July 20
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
Free – $12

A collaboration between McNally Robinson Booksellers and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Select Tuesdays, 11:30am Included with regular Gallery admission: Adult $12; Senior/Student $10; Free for WAG members Visit the WAG to participate in discussions of artworks related to popular reads! These conversational tours led by Gallery experts and guides are both fun and informative. Space is limited and registration is required for each event. Sign up via email at education@wag.ca Upcoming book selections: March 12, 2019 • The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud May…

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Art Saves Lives 2019

May 11 - August 26

Annual fundraising campaign in support of Artbeat Studio Inc. Our goal of $150,000 will sustain programs that directly benefit individuals living with mental illness, for the purpose of recovery and empowerment. Individual, group, corporate, or government donor – we need your support. Help us keep our doors open! Will you support us in decreasing the stigma and discrimination that coincides with mental illness and poverty through positive action, mental health education, and advocacy?

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Colour Distinctive: Art, Soul and Spirit • Genevie Henderson & Angela Lillico

May 11 - August 8
Portage & District Arts Centre, 11 2 St NE
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1R8 Canada
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Free

Exhibition dates: April 23 to June 1, 2019 Exhibition opening and artists’ talk: Sunday, May 5, at 2:00 p.m. Gallery open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Understanding an artist’s purpose and meaning is an elusive concept that is not easily articulated, even by artists. The artist’s journey is frequently fraught with doubts and questions related to “Why make art?” The value of art is often defined monetarily. Henderson and Lillico suggest that an artist’s life reaches beyond…

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‘The Cottage’ at RMTC

May 13 - June 5
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Randall is a free-thinking, commitment-averse dreamer who might be cheating on her banker boyfriend with the local handyman. Middle-aged Bennet longs for his teenage years, and it shows. Matty won a bit of money, quit his job and has been riding the freedom highway ever since. One thing these siblings have in common is their love for the family cottage. Their ailing mother has given them the weekend to decide what to do with the cottage after she’s gone, and…

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Plug In ICA | Two Solo Exhibitions: Class by Karen Asher & Comma Boat by Ryan Trecartin

May 13 - July 17
Plug In ICA, 460 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg,
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Free

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the launch of our spring program with two solo exhibitions: Class by Karen Asher Comma Boat by Ryan Trecartin Exhibitions run from April 27-June 30, 2019 Opening reception: Friday, April 26 from 7-10pm Karen Asher: Class Plug In ICA has the pleasure to work with and present Karen Asher’s solo exhibition Class. Opening Friday, April 26, 2019, Class will see Asher for the first time extending her established photographic practice…

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Springtime on Albert Street

May 15 - June 8
Fleet Galleries Ltd, 65 Albert Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1G3 Canada
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Springtime on Albert Street by Manny Schulz and Doug Crook Opening Reception: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 6 - 9 PM Runs May 15 - June 8, 2019 Fleet Galleries | 65 Albert Street, Winnipeg Regular Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9:00 - 4:30 Saturday 10:30 - 2:30 Artists will donate 10% of net sales proceeds to Artbeat Studio (a non-profit registered charity committed to decreasing stigma and discrimination that coincides with mental illness and poverty through positive action, mental health…

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Erika Lincoln Exhibition

May 17 - June 14
Poolside Gallery, 221-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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In 2016, the Japanese satellite Hitomi-ASTRO-H spun out of orbit and broke up. The cause of the accident was ascribed to both software and human error. In reading multiple reports on this event, Lincoln was interested in the anthropomorphic language used to describe the satellite’s behaviour just before the breakup. Lincoln began to explore this assigned agency by speculating on what Hitomi’s “state of mind” would be from dealing with the conflicting error messages. The result is an installation of…

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Blue by Becca Heide

May 23 - June 4
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Free

Artist Statement Blue – Blue for a long time now has been a primary theme in my life. Blue makes up the majority of my wardrobe, its my favourite colour to paint with, and most of all I’ve been feeling blue. In this exhibition I have used my paintings as a conduit for my feelings, shades and styles changing at a moment’s notice like a rolling wave. Some pieces are dark and brooding, others are light and carefree while some…

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CatVideoFest

May 23 - June 2
Cinematheque, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$6 – $10

CatVideoFest is a compilation of the latest and greatest cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to best serve cats in the area. A percentage of the box office will be donated to Darcy’s ARC – Animal Rescue Centre.…

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Girls In Gaming: Circuit Playground Express Workshop

May 27 at9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Balmoral Hall School, 630 Westminster Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3S1 Canada
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Free

This workshop is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of micro controller programming, allowing them to see how these devices can be used for all sorts of creative pursuits from building robots and games, to making interactive props and costumes. We will be working with the Adafruit Industries Circuit Playground Express (CPX), exploring it’s many features and learning how to respond to sensors, and produce light and sound using the platforms python programming language, all in the context of…

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Textile Nation: A Talk with Barb Hunt

May 28 at7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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Free

Learn about the landscape of textile art in Canada at the upcoming talk, Textile Nation, with Barb Hunt. Hunt will lead us on a journey across the nation, exploring contemporary textile art from the Canadian provinces and territories. This travelogue style talk will showcase the diverse and ever-changing creative work produced by Canadian textile artists and the ideas that inspire their art practices from coast to coast. Presented by the Manitoba Craft Council and Textile and Fibre Artists of Manitoba.…

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Solid Ground – Indigenous Canadian Shorts

May 30
Cinematheque, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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Collaboration with ImagineNative, Winnipeg Film Group/Cinematheque and Urban Shaman Gallery Introduced by Amanda Kindzierski Our relationship to land – in all its incarnations – comes into focus in this programme of shorts by Indigenous filmmakers from Canada. From fear to strength and displacement to pride, these artists take us on a journey that requires a firm footing and a strong stance. Curated by imagineNATIVE it features works from emerging to more senior Indigenous artists. Generously supported by Urban Shaman Gallery.…

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June 2019

Workshop: Shoot Some 16mm Film

June 1 - August 1
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, MB Canada
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$100 – $120

Learn the inner workings of shooting and processing 16mm film. In this 3 part class, you will : Learn how to load the WFG 16mm cameras Learn how to properly set aperture with a light meter Learn the different functions of the cameras and how to use them properly Shoot your own 3 minute film on B&W or Colour film Hand process your B&W film Edit your film

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CraftED: DIGITAL CRAFT: 3D Printing for Mass Customization with Jason Hare

June 1 - June 8
C2 Centre for Craft, 1 - 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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$90

Craft is a slow process that is best understood through participation. The Manitoba Craft Council has always aimed to promote and advocate for fine craft and its makers in Manitoba, and we are excited to be offering high quality, craft-based workshops to the public at C2 Centre for Craft. This class is intended to give beginners and intermediate users a working knowledge of 3D modelling techniques, enabling them to use design software in their own work.  Students will produce a…

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Indigenous Film Summit

June 4 - June 5
THÉÂTRE CERCLE MOLIÈRE, 340 Provencher Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G7 Canada
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$75 – $200

Registration is now open for Winnipeg’s second annual Indigenous Film Summit, a first-of-its-kind event in Manitoba aimed at emerging and professional Indigenous directors, writers and producers. The goal is to provide attendees with an understanding of funding opportunities, documentary production, feature film development, crowdfunding education and networking opportunities with top industry professionals. Created and organized by members of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Filmmakers Association, the event will feature keynote speaker Tantoo Cardinal and sessions from guests including Jesse Wente, Darlene Naponse (NSI…

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Temporal Contours v06

June 6 at8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
$10 – $12

Tim Olive (Japan) Brendon Ehinger Artist: TBA Doors 8:30 / Sound 9PM The Output 218-200 Arthur St Elevator-accessible from the King St doors Temporal Contours, hosted by Video Pool Media Arts Centre, is a series of live audio performances by artists working in a variety of thoughtful approaches to sonic presentation. We aim to provide room for experimentation that re-considers or blurs the boundaries of what music is, strives for unique sound, values the exploration of chance, embraces the possibility…

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[shooger-koht-ed] / ZiizibaakwadAgoke / Ésíwinikátéki

June 7 - July 20
Urban Shaman, 203-290 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg,
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Free

Out of the twenty thousand to one hundred thousand words the typical English speaking adult knows, the word sugarcoated is a go-to description used by different people in different situations to describe the rhetoric surrounding indigenous rights. Many agree. From works of four artists, our attention sways between the different thoughts and emotions that are felt when unpacking that sugar coated language. The selected artworks are only a few prototypes of basic level categories of indigenous cognition that are often…

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Animation School: A 5 Week Intensive Crash Course on Animation

June 8 - July 6
Winnipeg Film Group, 304 - 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, MB Canada
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$150 – $180

Are you interested in learning the ins and outs of animation? Have you always wanted to be an animator but didn’t know where to start? Well look no further, as this is the class for you! Animation School is a 5 week intensive crash course on all things animation. Each week, students will learn a new form of animation including: How to use the Oxberry Machine, Direct Animation, Digital Animation (using tablets), After Effects and much more! Once the class…

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Number 12 – presented by Number 12 Theatre Company

June 14 - June 16
Colin Jackson Theatre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Portage Place-Unit Y300-393 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3H6
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$15 – $20

NUMBER 12 A world premiere of a new play. Written and acted by Nancy Drake Directed by Rhea Nelken Produced by Linda Olson “Number 12” is a narrative play that tells the story of a miner, his wife and family in New Waterford, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Margaret Campbell shares the trials, tribulations and exultation of life in a mining town. Tickets General - $20.00 Students - $15.00 Tickets available at number-12.eventbrite.com or at the door. Dates June 4-7 at…

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Strike! The Musical

June 18 - June 28
Rainbow Stage, 2021 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 2B9 Canada
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Old World hatreds collide with New World ambitions in STRIKE! THE MUSICAL, an epic story of courage, passion and hope on a collision course with power. It’s 1919. Brisbane, Seattle, Barcelona – workers demand their share of the post-war pie but big business and big government say “No” to crippling general strikes. But in Winnipeg, the “Chicago of the North,” the entire city shuts down for six weeks and becomes the nation’s battleground for the democratic dream. Mike Sokolowski and…

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Motion Capture With Ease

June 29 at12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Video Pool Studio, 300–100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$60 – $80

Designed with contemporary artists in mind (performers, animators, video artists, game developers and all curious learners), this workshop will teach the workflow for using Video Pool’s new motion capture suit (Perception Neuron) which allows one to create/animate quickly and with ease. You will leave the workshop with the knowledge of how to set up, record data, and apply the data to readymade avatars or 3D objects in Unity (free software). Since Unity is free software you can take this data…

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July 2019

Strike! The Musical

July 2 - July 5
Rainbow Stage, 2021 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 2B9 Canada
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Old World hatreds collide with New World ambitions in STRIKE! THE MUSICAL, an epic story of courage, passion and hope on a collision course with power. It’s 1919. Brisbane, Seattle, Barcelona – workers demand their share of the post-war pie but big business and big government say “No” to crippling general strikes. But in Winnipeg, the “Chicago of the North,” the entire city shuts down for six weeks and becomes the nation’s battleground for the democratic dream. Mike Sokolowski and…

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WFG Summer Teen Filmmaking Camp

July 8 - July 19
Black Lodge – Winnipeg Film Group, 304-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$250

Summer is here and the Teen Basic Filmmaking Camp is the place to be for the young aspiring filmmakers of the future! No experience required! Two, 2-week sessions available: Session 1: Mon July 8 to Fri July 19 (10 AM to 3 PM) Week #1: Mon July 8 to Fri July 12 (10 AM to 3 PM) Week#2 Mon July 15 to Friday July 19 (10 AM to 3 PM) Session 2: Mon Aug 12 to Fri Aug 23 (10…

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Expressive Arts Therapy Studio

July 22 at8:00 am - July 25 at5:00 pm
WHEAT Institute, 100 Rue des Ruines du Monastere
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 1B9 Canada
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Instructor: Dohee Lee Dohee is a Korean American performance artist, musician, ritualist and educator who is born on Jeju Island in South Korea. Dohee is a creative visionary trained at the master level in traditional Korean music, singing, drumming and dance which is rooted in Korean Shamanism. Since her arrival in the US she has been a vital contributor to both the traditional and contemporary arts landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. She has been teaching at…

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Manitoba Underground Opera: The Three Little Pigs

July 25 - August 23

Are you afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? A retelling of the well-known fairy tale incorporating music written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. While brother pigs Don Giovanni and Cherubino set off to make homes of sticks and straw, their sister, Despina, goes to the library to read up on "huff-proof, puff-proof" home construction. After Wolfgang Bigbad blows down the boys’ flimsy homes, they run to their sister’s sturdy new brick house quite ready to admit that going to the library and reading…

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Clowning in Expressive Arts

July 29 - July 31
WHEAT Institute, 100 Rue des Ruines du Monastere
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 1B9 Canada
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$595

Instructor: David Langdon David Langdon, BA (Hons) has been the Therapeutic Clown/ Child Life Specialist at Winnipeg Children’s Hospital since 1989. Prior to working at the Children's Hospital he taught acting and clowning. He is a founding member of the Canadian Association of Therapeutic Clowns/ L’Association Canadienne des Clowns Thérapeutiques. His work has been featured in various media. He has presented and lead workshops at numerous Canadian therapeutic clowning conferences and events. He is also active as a writer and…

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August 2019

Working with Trauma using Expressive Arts

August 3 - August 6
WHEAT Institute, 100 Rue des Ruines du Monastere
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 1B9 Canada
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$735

Instructor: Kate Donohue One of the Grandmothers of Expressive Arts, Kate Donohue is a licensed psychologist, registered expressive arts therapist, and has taught at many international universities. Kate is a co-founder of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. Passionate about the arts she has spent 25 years studying indigenous and ethnic dance forms, in particular West African and Afro-Cuban Dance. This workshop will introduce participants to the experience of trauma and how to address it as an expressive arts therapist.…

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Expressive Arts – Psychopathology & Psychology

August 8 - August 11
WHEAT Institute, 100 Rue des Ruines du Monastere
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 1B9 Canada
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$735

Instructor: Kate Donohue One of the Grandmothers of Expressive Arts, Kate Donohue is a licensed psychologist, registered expressive arts therapist, and has taught at many international universities. Kate is a co-founder of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. Passionate about the arts she has spent 25 years studying indigenous and ethnic dance forms, in particular West African and Afro-Cuban Dance. This course introduces participants to the archetypal and developmental approaches to character/personality development using mythological themes that underline human development…

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WFG Summer Teen Filmmaking Camp

August 12 - August 23
Black Lodge – Winnipeg Film Group, 304-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$250

Summer is here and the Teen Basic Filmmaking Camp is the place to be for the young aspiring filmmakers of the future! No experience required! Two, 2-week sessions available: Session 1: Mon July 8 to Fri July 19 (10 AM to 3 PM) Week #1: Mon July 8 to Fri July 12 (10 AM to 3 PM) Week#2 Mon July 15 to Friday July 19 (10 AM to 3 PM) Session 2: Mon Aug 12 to Fri Aug 23 (10…

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Indigenous Ways of Knowing through the Arts

August 13 - August 15
WHEAT Institute, 100 Rue des Ruines du Monastere
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 1B9 Canada
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$595

Instructor: Victoria McIntosh Artist and teacher, Victoria was born in Ste. Boniface and raised on Sagkeeng First Nation. She has explored many different spectrums of art from simple drawings to pyrography (Firework.) Her murals hang in various schools in Winnipeg and Ontario, where she has taught expression using Woodlands style with Storytelling. She has studied graphic design and print-making and continues to study Fine Arts. Indigenous ways of Knowing through the Arts workshop offer participants exposure to a local Indigenous…

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Manitoba Underground Opera: Dido/Aeneas

August 16 - August 23
Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, 185 Young St
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1Y8 Canada
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Can love survive the cruelty of high school politics? Purcell’s classic opera Dido and Aeneas is paired with Canadian composer James Rolfe’s Aeneas and Dido to create a fascinating double bill that explores both sides of this tragic love story. Performed in the gymnasium at Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, our production puts the famous couple in a modern high school environment where their relationship is threatened by bullying and gossip. Sung in English  Composed by Henry Purcell and James Rolfe  Librettos…

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Manitoba Underground Opera: The Triumph of Truth and Time

August 17 - August 24
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Can roses exist without thorns? Conceived by General Manager Brendan McKeen, this Handel oratorio comes to life in the cre8ery gallery. Torn between a life of frivolity or altruism, Beauty's fate depends on the decisions she is about to make. Will she choose pleasure or purpose? Sung in Italian with English Dialogue  Composed by G. F. Handel Libretto by Cardinal Benedetto Pamphili  Adapted by Brendan McKeen August 17, 22, 24 All performances at 7:30pm  Performance is 95 minutes long including…

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Manitoba Underground Opera: Lost Voices

August 18 - August 21
La Cathedrale de St Boniface, 180 Avenue de la Cathedrale
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0H7 Canada
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Lost Voices Conceptualized by MUO's Artistic Director Brenna Corner, Lost Voices brings MUO audiences back to La Cathédrale de Saint-Boniface. Ushered throughout the cathedral, audiences will travel in small groups through a century of history as singers share stories about Hamlet's Ophelia, Mary Magdalene, and 18th-century Mexican soprano Angela Peralta, to name just a few. Audience sizes are limited to 20 maximum per tour to create the most intimate show of the year!    August 18 (1:30pm, 4pm) and 21 (7:30pm) La…

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September 2019

Malcolm Island Bookbinding Retreat 2019

September 24 - September 30
Oceanfront Hotel, 210 1st Street
Sointula, British Columbia V0N 3E0 Canada
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$1595

We want to share one of Canada's most beautiful, peaceful and wildly wonderful islands with you and nine other women. Malcolm Island is a hidden gem offering breathtaking scenery, tranquility, great outdoor experiences, many wildlife viewing opportunities and a fascinating history. We also want to help you learn how to make and bind your own books and create inspiring images for them. We will feed you well and keep you as creatively and physically active as you want to be…

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October 2019

Bang Bang

October 3 - October 19
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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When a black female police officer shoots an unarmed young black man, a white playwright uses this event as inspiration for his hit play soon to be adapted into a movie. But will he stay true to the facts? As Hollywood comes knocking, he decides to make a surprise visit to the officer to avoid media backlash. Filled with tension and suspense, Kat Sandler’s thought-provoking take on race and culture will have you questioning the meaning behind the phrase “based…

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The Color Purple

October 24 - November 16
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Experience the joy of humanity in this musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s enduring tale of the American South. Told she was worthless, Celie discovers her strength and rises above indignity with grace. With quiet resolve, this unlikely heroine lifts up others – even those who tried to take everything from her. Journey with Celie as she forges improbable friendships, dares to love and inspires those around her with humility and compassion. Soaring on the notes of a soul-raising Grammy-winning score…

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November 2019

Fun Home

November 14 - November 30
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home is a riveting and refreshing musical take on seeing your childhood through an adult perspective. Alison, a 43-year-old lesbian cartoonist, journeys through three stages of her life as the unpacks her complex relationship with her father. As she dissects her childhood memories, she finds out they had more in common than she thought. Winner of 5 Tony® Awards, including ‘Best Musical’, Fun Home is a must-see dramedy filled with hope and…

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Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley

November 28 - December 21
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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This charming Christmas story, and imagined sequel to Pride and Prejudice, centres around Mary the bookish middle child of the Bennets. Though she has the company of her beloved books and piano, she longs for more, and dreams of embarking on her own adventure. A chance meeting over the holidays with Mr. Darcy’s cousin Arthur sparks an attraction. Join Mary in her quest to uncover a new path with plenty of laughs along the way. An enchanting holiday favourite filled…

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January 2020

As You Like It

January 9, 2020 - February 1, 2020
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Brace yourself for Bardlemania! The Bard and the Beatles sweetly marry in this sparkling production of As You Like It. Set in the heart of 1960s Vancouver counterculture and the Okanagan forest, this lively reimagining of the classic play broke every possible attendance record at Bard on the Beach. As You Like It cleverly blends Shakespeare’s gift with language and 25 Beatles songs performed live, including She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Let It Be and Here…

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Every Brilliant Thing

January 23, 2020 - February 8, 2020
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Ice cream. Hugging. Friendly cats. A seven-year-old boy starts a list of wonderful things in the world to cheer up his mom. As he matures and faces his own challenges, the growing list inspires him to find meaning in everyday life. Dreams of flying. Skinny dipping. Old people holding hands. Told with the help of the audience, this charming show is a joyful act of collective storytelling that reveals how the connections we make are what keep us strong. Funny,…

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February 2020

The New Canadian Curling Club

February 13, 2020 - March 7, 2020
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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The town is so small it only has one Tim Hortons. But community-minded Marlene is determined to “diversify” the curling club. She enlists four newcomers to learn the game but when she breaks her hip, it’s up to her politically incorrect ex-husband Stuart to step in. Things start off badly and get worse. Stuart doesn’t think the new Canadians can hack it and they have bigger worries than mastering this bizarre sport. With team unity on the rocks, time is…

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Women of the Fur Trade

February 27, 2020 - March 14, 2020
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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The world premiere of local playwright Frances Koncan’s award-winning comedy explores the cultural inheritance of three 19th century women as they navigate the rapidly changing world of the Canadian fur trade. Using 21st century slang, these women share their views on life, love and Louis Riel along with period heartthrobs like the dreamy Thomas Scott. Koncan mixes humour and history, shifting perspective on women’s power in the past and present. Winner of the Toronto Fringe’s Best New Play Contest 2018,…

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March 2020

A Thousand Splendid Suns

March 19, 2020 - April 11, 2020
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Based on the bestselling novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, this breathtaking story tells the tale of two remarkable women brought together by heart-wrenching oppression. During one of the toughest times in Afghanistan’s history, Laila forms an unbreakable bond with her husband’s first wife, Mariam. Together they summon the strength to challenge a tyrannical society and to find hope for a better future. Written by Khaled Hosseini, award-winning author of The Kite Runner, this harrowing and beautiful story of redemption shows…

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April 2020

The Legend of Georgia McBride

April 23, 2020 - May 16, 2020
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Casey has the King’s moves down cold, but the bar isn’t doing so hot. Even so, he’s all shook up when the club owner replaces his Elvis act with a drag show. With a baby on the way, Casey hangs up the white jumpsuit and tends bar until a drag queen on a bender leaves the staff high and dry. With big stilettos to fill, Casey reluctantly – and hilariously – undergoes a transformation that will change his life. Soon…

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