A work in progress by choreographer, Connie Moker Wernikowski, media and sound artist, Garry Wasyliw, and dancer, Katrina Currie. Supported by Canada Council for the Arts and Saskatchewan Arts Board.
This BLUEPRINT is a sneak preview ofKudro, which will be shown in completion January 17 and 18 at U of R Shu-Box Theatre in a full performance of Connie Moker Wernikowski’s recent work.
Where: 2207 Harvey St When: 1pm and 3pm
**This is a free performance
Connie Moker Wernikowski holds an Honours BA in Dance from York University and an M.Ed from the University of Regina. Connie has been actively contributing to dance in this province for over 40 years. She moved to Regina in 1975 to be a company member and teacher with Regina Modern Dance Works. Her professional career, centred in Regina, has included work as an artistic director, dance teacher, dance educator, professional dancer, choreographer and mentor. Connie is a master teacher of contemporary dance technique. She has taught numerous movement and arts education classes at the University of Regina, and has mentored many young dancers who now have careers in dance. Her choreography has been shown internationally. She has developed performances for school children audiences. Connie performed as part of New Dance Horizons InTemp Company and has toured through Canada as an independent soloist. In recent years Connie has created new choreographic works annually. Connie was Artistic Director of Youth Ballet and Contemporary Dance of Saskatchewan (YBCS) from 1994 to 2009. Her work at YBCS has left a significant legacy in ballet and contemporary dance training and in providing performance opportunities and development for young dancers. In 2018 Connie was a short list nominee for a Saskatchewan Arts Award for Arts and Learning. Watch for a full performance of Connie’s recent work titled Full Tilt which will be held January 17 and 18, 2020 at the Shu-Box Theatre, University of Regina.
Katrina Currie (nee Wernikowski) graduated from Canada’s National Ballet School in 1997. She went on to apprentice with the National Ballet of Canada in 1997/1998. With Guillaume Cote, Katrina performed the Swan Lake Pas De Deux at Canada’s Governor General Awards in honour of Karen Kain in November 1997. After a decision to move into the world of contemporary dance, Katrina attended the School of Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers. She studied there for one year and was named an honorary graduate of their professional program in spring 1999. She also studied in Hamburg Germany with special invitation by John Neumeier. She went on to dance with Ruth Cansfield Dance, which was a renowned Winnipeg contemporary dance company. Katrina has danced the work of several international and Canadian choreographers including John Neumeier, Rudy Van Dantzig, Brent Lott, Ruth Cansfield, Robin Poitras and Connie Moker Wernikowski. She performed at the ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival in 1999, and also performed a solo by Ruth Cansfield opening the FIND Festival in Montreal. Katrina now lives in Regina with her husband and four young children and works as an Occupational Therapist for Prairie Valley Schools.
Garry Wasyliw began his working career as an engineer. This background in applied science has been the basis for a study of the development of digital technologies with their ability to democratise music recording and video practices. He has regularly played keyboards and radio braodcasts in a local improvisational band, The Miscibles. Garry has composed, performed and, recorded music for television through the 291 Film Company. He has also composed and performed music for dance performances, many of them being for pieces choreographed by Connie Moker Wernikowski. Garry has recently completed a Master of Fine Arts degree through the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at the University of Regina. His research was a study of the synchresis between sound art and expanded cinema. His final MFA project was an installation titled ”Relativity”. During this time he was employed as a technician on an installation of Atom Egoyan’s Steenbeckett. Garry currently serves on the board of Neutral Ground Contemporary Art Forum.
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*Special thanks to the following agencies: Government of Canada, Saskatchewan Arts Board, City of Regina, Canada Council for the Arts, CanDance, Community Initiatives Fund, Dance Saskatchewan Inc., SaskCulture, and Business for the Arts
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