Dance Core: Contemporary Dance with Connie Moker Wernkowski
Dance Core: Contemporary Dance
Days: Thursday mornings
Dates: November 2, 9, 16, 2, 30, December 7, 2023
Times: 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Contemporary dance technique informed by Graham, Limon, Cunningham, ballet, yoga and somatic practices.
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 45 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 both 2018 and 2019 Connie was a short list nominee for a Saskatchewan Arts Award for Arts and Learning.