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An Amazing Dance Experience

BRIAN'S BLOG | June 23, 2017

Our 39th Season - Here We Go!

Dear Friends!

In a couple of weeks you'll be seeing our 2017/2018 season brochure. It's early this year, and there is a reason for that!

We're thrilled to be presenting BETROFFENHEIT by Kidd Pivot and The Electric Company. This will be its 3rd world tour, and I couldn't be more excited that it's part of our season. You may have heard it just won the Olivier Award in London for 'Best New Dance Production.' It's an amazing intersection between dance and theatre, unleashed from the imaginations of Crystal Pite and Jonathan Young.

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An Amazing Dance Experience

BRIAN'S BLOG | May 31, 2017

An Amazing Dance Experience!

Happy Wednesday Friends!

I was in Vancouver over the weekend and saw two performances of Wen Wei Wang's new dance DIALOGUE. It is absolutely A. M. A. Z. I. N. G! Both performances I saw got huge standing ovations.

Of course, it always comes down to the dancing. DIALOGUE's ensemble of Ralph Escamillan, Arash Kapour, Tyler Layton-Olson, Nicholas Lydiate and Alex Tam were breathtaking. Their dancing was powerful, and all of them revealed themselves as free individuals.

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Recent performances

BRIAN'S BLOG | May 23, 2017

Recent Performances Wow!

Dear Friends,

I hope you had a great long weekend. I wanted to let you know about a few performances I had a chance to check out a couple weeks ago.

First, I saw Alberta Ballet's Our Canada featuring the music of Gordon Lightfoot. This dance made me so proud to be an Alberta Dance artist. I thought the dancing was spectacular and Jean Grand Maitre captured a celebration of Canadian identity in a unique and moving way.

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1st Annual Art Auction Pop Up!

BRIAN'S BLOG | May 10, 2017

BWDC's first ever Pop Up Art Auction

Dear Friends,

I'd like to extend a huge thank you to all of the artists who donated work to BWDC's first ever Pop Up Art Auction. Your generosity is hugely appreciated. We initiated a much less formal event this year and it was really successful. I'm looking forward to developing its potential. Special thanks to Jean Greenough and Frank, for the huge effort they put into securing donations. Of course, thank you to those who attended - I hope you had a great time, I did!

Our season finished with provocative performances by Robin Poitras and Rober Racine in The Dresswriter. These two celebrated artists offered a highly skilled intersection between dance and performance. Their attention to detail and content was so strong. With their performances, our 38th season is complete.

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BRIAN'S BLOG | April 20, 2017

Brian Webb - Inpirations, Challenges and Motivations...

Episode 3: Relationships

BWDC is incredibly grateful for our relationship with Edmonton's Visual Art Community. Each year, artists generously donate pieces to be auctioned with proceeds going to support BWDC programming and initiatives.

Thank you to The Front Gallery and The Artworks for your long time support of this event.

Video by Les Sereda, Blue Toque Productions.

37th Annual Art Auction Pop Up!

BRIAN'S BLOG | March 30, 2017

37th Annual Art Auction Pop Up

A Fresh New Format

Dear Friends,

The Brian Webb Dance Company is excited to introduce a fresh concept for its 37th Annual Art Auction on April 28. It's going to take place in conjunction with our last show of the season, The Dress Writer, by amazing performance artists Robin Poitras and Rober Racine.

BWDC is very proud of its relationship with Edmonton's arts community. This year, artists have really shown their generosity. You can check out the collection here.

It's no secret that I am really inspired by art. Collaborating with visual artists has been central to my own creative practice. Local artists like Blair Brennan, Lyndal Osborne and Gary James Joynes have contributed so much to my artistic journey. I remember the first time I experienced one of Blair's installations, I knew I had to work with him. Now, 30 years after our first collaboration, Blair has a great piece in this year's auction!

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