Sometimes dark, sometimes manic, Jolene Bailie’s Schemas, 1-5 is at all times a beautiful spectacle of movement. Bailie, the artistic director of Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, is a regular fixture at the fringe with her dance company Gearshifting Performance Works.
Schemas is an hour-long performance broken into five dances which deal with themes of relationships, behaviour patterns, power and perspective. Each scene builds and borrows from the last with repeated movements and props which create a sense of continuity throughout the show. The music and background sound add to the storytelling but can be overwhelmingly loud at times.
Dancers Carol-Ann Bohrn, Helene Le Moullec Mancini, Shawn MacLaine, Warren McClelland, Aaron Paul, Sam Penner and Camila Schujman are all local professionals and graduates of the School of Contemporary Dance. The athleticism and connection shared between them is something to behold.
— Eva Wasney
From the Fringe program:
Jolene Bailie returns with an ensemble cast of acclaimed dancers, visual work, and humor. Previous productions: "fiercely athletic show, nail-biting lifts and leaps..." - dance current. A plethora of 5 STAR reviews, including: Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, Vancouver Sun, Saskatoon StarPhoenix and CBC Manitoba. 208 past Fringe performances, Best of Fest awards, sold-out shows.
Visionary choreography and a brilliantly committed cast come together to celebrate possibilities, life, and the ever winding journey.
Show Length: 60 minutes
Suggested Audience: Mature
174 Market Ave.
Enter from back alley (John Hirsch Pl.)
Seating Capacity: 275
Thu, Jul 18, 2019 – 8:45 PM
Sat, Jul 20, 2019 – 3:15 PM
Mon, Jul 22, 2019 – 10:15 PM
Tue, Jul 23, 2019 – 5:30 PM
Thu, Jul 25, 2019 – 2:00 PM
Fri, Jul 26, 2019 – 8:00 PM
Sat, Jul 27, 2019 – 12:15 PM
Updated on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 2:56 PM CDT: Adds review.