Derring DO! a fundraiser for Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, Jan 21 2012

WCD’s 2012 Derring DO! 
January 21, 2012
Starts promptly at 7pm!
Tickets: $20 (see below)
586 Ellice Ave at Sherbrook
Winnipeg's West End Cultural Centre
Hosted by Ace Burpee
WCD’s fun fundraiser is an artistic feast filled with entertainment, chance & risk.  Attendees will have an opportunity to bid in an artistic auction, for the chance to create alongside local artists from an assortment of disciplines.  Yes, you are bidding on a creative journey to be guided by experienced hands.  While those lucky few are off honing a craft or otherwise creating a work of art, the rest of the audience enjoys dance, live music and other assorted activities including silent and live auctions.  This time around we are going with an 80’s THEME.  You don’t have to dress up or anyting, but it will be loads more fun if you do… we promise!
Confirmed 2012 Participants
Mrs. Hoo-Hoo, the band not the Owl, will be performing on the main stage for all.
Singer/songwriter and all round fab person Christine Fellows will be keeping us entertained too.
Risk takers will have a chance to:
Learn a Bollywood number with Andrea Kraj
Choreograph on WCD dancers with accompaniment from percussionist Tim Church
Write and perform a song with Nathan Rogers
Create a work of art with InterMedia Artist Freya Björg Olafson
Explore Beatboxing & percussion with Ian Mikita 
Help produce the live video performance with Jaymez
Perform with Rosalyn Dennett & Allison DeGroot from Oh My Darling
Still scratching your noggin about the name?  The term Derring DO! (and its unique spelling) originates from the 1300’s and was first a reference to ‘ye olde swordplay and the like’… the performance of heroic feats and brave actions. Swashbuckling!

You can also read about last year’s participants in this item from our archives.

Did you catch our promo for this year’s event?


Photo Essay from Leif Norman

Click here to see the Program Derring DO! Jan 2012


Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers Derring Do! Fundraiser; 80's theme



James serves the pizza from beneath a sci-fi blanket




Christine Fellows




Brent Lott, Executive director of WCD, looking like Gary Numan


Ace Burpee











Mrs. Hoo-Hoo




























painting by Michel st Hillaire














Nathan Rogers









Dancer Sarah Roche talks to Rachel Browne, founder of Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers (1964)



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