Choreographic Works

Momentum, 2012

MOMENTUM

2012 Momentum

Trio

Music: Chopin

Created for the Senior Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers

 

Kristin Haight

RADIANCE

 

 

 

2011 Radiance

Solo: created for Kristin Haight

Music: J.S. Bach

“For Kris. In memory of the late Babs Asper, who loved dance, and composer Ann Southam, who turned to the music of Bach for solace.”

Premiere: November 2011, the Rachel Browne Studio, Winnipeg

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2009 Heartsmile

Duet

Music: Enrique Granados

Created for the Senior Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers

 

FLOWERING (choreography: Rachel Browne) with Rachel Browne and Odette Heyn, from 2008. Photo: Boris Minkevich, Winnipeg Free Press.

FLOWERING

 

2007 Flowering

Duet: Rachel Browne, Odette Heyn

Music: Scarlatti

Premiere: The Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg

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2007 Ceremonies

Trio

Music: Ann Southam

Premiere: November 2007, Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg

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2006 Mein Ruhe Platz  (My Resting Place)

Solo: created for Sarah Roche

Music: Traditional Klezmer music

“In memory of Benjamin Aaron Sokoloff.”

Premiere: The Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg

 

2006 Flowering

Trio: Rachel Browne, Odette Heyn, Kristin Haight

Music: Scarlatti

Premiere: June 2006, The Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg

 

2006 (revised from 2000) Variations on Serenity

Duet and solo

Music: Ann Southam

WCD Premiere: The Rachel Browne Theatre, Winnipeg

 

Choreography by Rachel Browne, Sunstorm, 2002, Kristin Haight, Sarah Roche, Lise McMillan, Mark Medrano, Johanna Riley

SUNSTORM

 

2002 Sunstorm

Group Work

Music: Chopin

Premiere: May 2004, Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg

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2004 Dreamscape

Duet

Music: Holly Harris (original score)

*Created for the Senior Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers

 

2003 Songs That Dance

Solo: created for Gabriela Rehak

Music: Zoltan Kodaly, sung by Anne Sofie von Otter

Premiere: May 2004, Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg

 

2003 What A Surprise!

Duet

Music: Deborah Romeyn

*Created for the Senior Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers

 

2001 Sending Love

Trio

Music: J.S. Bach

Text: Adrienne Rich

Created for the Senior Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers

 

1999 Remembering Summer

Solo: created for Susan Macpherson

Premiere: November 1999, Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre, Winnipeg

 

1998 Edgelit 

Solo: Pat Fraser, solo: Lisa Kuhn, quartet: Davida Monk and 3 younger dancers.

Music: Ann Southam

Premiere: June 1998, The Rachel Browne Studio, Winnipeg

 

1996 Four Messages

Quartet

Music: Ann Southam

Premiere: Dancers’ Studio West, Calgary

 

Sam Penner with dancers

WILLOW ISLAND

 

1997 Willow Island

Group work

Music: Simon Jeffes

*Created for the Senior Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers

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EDGELIT (1996-2000) Choreography: Rachel Browne. Dancer: Davida Monk

EDGELIT

 

1996 Edgelit

Solo: created for Davida Monk

Music: Ann Southam

Premiere: Calgary

 

 

 

 

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TOWARD LIGHT

 

1995 Toward Light

Cast of eleven women

Music: J.S Bach, Ann Southam

Premiere: Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg

 

 

 

1995 ‘Re-Tuning’ or The Great Canadian Hoedown

Group Work for women

Music: Ann Southam

*Originally commissioned by the Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre, Toronto

 

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K.J.4.

 

1994 K.J.3. (also K.J.4.)

Trio or Quartet

Music: Keith Jarrett

*Originally commissioned by the Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre, Toronto

Click here to see full performance

 

 

1993 Four Haiku

Four intersecting solos for women

Music: Bernard Xolotl

Premiere: October 22, 1993, Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg

 

Dancer: Kristin Haight, Photo: Rodney Braun, 2007

MOUVEMENT

 

1992 Mouvement

Solo originally created for Alana Shewchuk

Music: Bernard Xolotl

Premiere: September 11, 1992, Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg

Click here to watch stage performance

Click here to watch film: A Good Madness edition

 

1992 Sharonblue

Solo created for Sharon Moore

Music: Cole Porter

Premiere: August 14, 1992, fFIDA, Winchester Street Theatre, Toronto

 

1992 Dreamrite

Quartet: five women

Music: Diana McIntosh (original score)

Premiere: INDE Festival, DuMaurier Theatre, Toronto

 

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BALLADE

 

1990 Ballade

Group Work

Music: Chopin

*Created for the Senior Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers

 

 

 

1991 If Not Now

Solo created for Julia Zohrab

Music: Tracy Chapman

Premiere: July 17, 1991, Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Manitoba Theatre Centre,Winnipeg

 

1991 For David

Solo created for Brent Lott

Music: Traditional Sephardic Songs

“Created in memory of David Tucker.”

Premiere: September 13, 1991, Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg

 

1991 Images

Trio for 3 women

Music: Debussy

Premiere: September 13, 1991, Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg

 

PAT'S BACH (1991) Choreography: Rachel Browne. Dancer: Pat Fraser. Photo: Cylla von Tiedemann

PAT’S BACH

1991 Pat’s Bach

Solo created for Pat Fraser

Music: J.S. Bach

Premiere: August 9, 1991, Fringe Festival of Independent Dance Artists (fFIDA),

Winchester Street Theatre, Toronto

 

 

 

 

Dancer: Sharon Moore, Photo: Bruce Monk, 1991

FREDDY

 

1991 Freddy

Solo originally created for Sharon Moore

Music: Kurt Weill, sung by Teresa Stratas

Premiere: July 17, 1991, Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Manitoba Theatre Centre Warehouse, Winnipeg

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990 Shout

Solo created for Constance Cooke

Music: Aretha Franklin

Premiere: September 14, 1990, Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg

 

1990 Cuba Libra

Solo created for Sharon Moore

Music: Leo Brouwer

Premiere: September 14, 1990, Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg

 

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CONTINUUM (II)

1990 Continuum (II)

Duet: Rachel Browne and Odette Heyn

Music: J.S. Bach

Premiere: September 14, 1990, Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Moore in My Romance. Photo by Bruce Monk

MY ROMANCE

1990 My Romance

Solo originally created for Sharon Moore

Music: Rogers & Hart, Hoagy Carmichael, arranged & performed by Almeta Speaks

“For Miriam.”

Premiere: September 14, 1990, Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg

 

 

 

1990 Fine, Thank You!

Three solos and one duet

Music: Odetta

Premiere: May 1990, Festival of Canadian Modern Dance, Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg

 

1989 Sunset Sentences

Quintet for 5 women

Music: Samuel Barber, Diana McIntosh

Premiere: May 1989, Festival of Canadian Modern Dance, Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg

 

1988 Tres Bailes Enigmaticos

Music: Montserrat Caballe and Alice Artzt

Premiere: Women and the Arts Festival, Winnipeg

 

1987 In A Dark Time the Eye Begins to See

Music: Johann Pachelbel, Vangelis

Text: Robert Jay Lifton

Premiere: June 8, 1989, Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg

 

1987 solo for Christopher Gower

Premiere: Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg

 

1987 Old Times Now

Solo originally created for D-Anne Kuby

Music: Almeta Speaks

Premiere: June 19, 1987, Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg

 

1985 To The New Year

Music: Denise Levertov

Text: Denise Levertov, Muriel Rukeyser

Premiere: March 1985, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers’ 20th Anniversary

 

1985 Camping Out 

Choreography and concept by Tedd Robinson, with choreographic contributions by Rachel Browne

Solo created for Desiree Kleeman

Music: Franz Liszt

Premiere: Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg

 

1985 The Cry

Quartet

Music: Bernard Xolotl

*Created for the Senior Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers

 

1983 A Jest of God

Group work

Music: Jim Donahue (original score)

Premiere: Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg

 

1983 Shalom

Solo: Rachel Browne

Music: J.S. Bach

Premiere: Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

 

1982 Revival

Group work

Music: Jim Donahue (original score)

Premiere: Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg

 

1982 M.L.W.

Solo and trio

Music: Mary Lou Williams

Premiere: Manitoba Theatre Centre Warehouse, Winnipeg

 

HAIKU (1981) Choreography: Rachel Browne Dancer: Rachel Browne Photo Credit: J. Coleman Fletcher

HAIKU

1981 Haiku

Duet: Rachel Browne and Ruth Cansfield

Music: Owen Clarke (original score)

Premiere: Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg

 

 

 

 

 

1981 Dreams

Trio

With text from dancers’ dreams

Premiere: Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg

 

1985 “Untitled”

Solo originally created for Alana Shewchuk

Music: J.S. Bach

Dedicated to Benjamin Harkavy

Premiere: Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg

 

1980 To the Year 2000

Trio

Music: Bela Bartok

Premiere: January 24, 1980, Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg

 

1979 Solitude

Group work

Music: Johannes Brahms

Premiere: Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg

 

1978 Birthday Offering

Solo created for Roger Smith

Music: W.A. Mozart

Premiere: Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg

 

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THE OTHER

 

1978 The Other

Duet: Rachel Browne and Ken Lipitz

Music: Maurice Ravel

Poetry by Dorothy Livesay, Adrienne Rich

Premiere: Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg

 

 

Just About Us, 1977 Choreography: Rachel Browne Dancers: Rachel Browne, Suzanne Oliver

JUST ABOUT US

1977 Just about Us

Duet: Rachel Browne and Suzanne Oliver

Music: Jim Donahue (original score)

Premiere: Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg

 

 

 

 

1976 Continuum (I)

Duet: Rachel Browne and Stephanie Ballard

Music: Johannes Brahms

Premiere: Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg

 

1976 Five Cameos

Group Work

Music: J.S. Bach

Premiere: Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg

 

1976 In Praise

Group Work

Music: J.S. Bach

Premiere: Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg

 

Interiors. Photo by Jerry Kopelow

INTERIORS

1976 Interiors

Duet: Rachel Browne and Ken Lipitz

Music: Jim Donahue, lyrics by Dorothy Livesay

Premiere: Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg

 

 

 

 

1975 The Woman I Am

Group Work

Music: Paul Horn (original score)

Poetry by Dorothy Livesay, Miriam Mandel, read by Renee Jamieson

Premiere: Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg

 

Dancer: Rachel Browne. Photo: Andrew Oxenham, 1975

CAMEO

1975 Cameo

Solo

Music: J.S. Bach

Premiere: Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg

 

 

 

 

 

1974 Contrasts (II)

Group Work

Music: Bela Bartok

Premiere: Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg

 

Blues and Highs

BLUES & HIGHS

1972 Blues & Highs

Group Work

Music: Laura Nyro

Premiere: Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg

 

 

 

 

 

1971 Rhythming

Solo: Rachel Browne

Music: Billy Graham (original drum solo score)

Premiere: St. Mary’s Academy, Winnipeg

 

1969 Theme and Rock

Group Work

Music: Bob McMullin

Premiere: performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and The Guess Who, Winnipeg

 

Variations

VARIATIONS

1969 Variations

Group Work

Music: J.S. Bach

Premiere: Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg

 

 

 

 

 

1969 Cante Hondo

Group Work

Music: Ohana

Premiere: February 28, 1969, Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg

 

1974 Contrasts (I)

Group Work

Music: Bela Bartok

Premiere: Winnipeg

 

1968 New Songs and Dances

Group Work

Music: Odetta

Premiere: April 26, 1968, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg

 

1968 Miles Smiles

Sextet

Music: Miles Davis

Premiere: April 26, 1968, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg

 

1968 Where The Shining Trumpets Blow

Trio for women

Music: Gustav Mahler

Premiere:  Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg

 

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THE URGE

1967 The Urge

Trio for women

Premiere: Winnipeg

 

 

 

 

 

1967 Pas Le Meme Pas

Quintet for five women

Music: Gary Gross

Premiere: Winnipeg

 

Anerca

ANERCA

1967 Anerca

Group work

Music: Edgar Varese, Tzvi Avni, Walter Carlos

Inuit chants, read by Renee Jamieson

Premiere: Winnipeg

 

 

 

1967 Three Faces of Jazz

Group Work

Music: Don Shirley

Premiere: Winnipeg

 

1966 Evening in the Suburbs

Sextet for 6 women

Music: Victor Davies (original score)

Premiere: Winnipeg

 

1965 Appalachian Spring

Group Work

Music: Aaron Copland

Premiere: Winnipeg

 

1965 Take Five

Group Work

Music: Dave Brubeck

Premiere: Winnipeg

 

1964 Turmoil

Group Work

Music: Bela Bartok

Premiere: University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

 

Odetta

ODETTA’S SONGS AND DANCES

1964 Odetta’s Songs and Dances

Group Work

Music: Odetta

Premiere: University of Manitoba, Winnipeg