WORK BY ROBIN POITRAS AND EDWARD POITRAS THERE IS MY PEOPLE SLEEPING JAMES VIVEIROS PHOTO CREDIT: DANIEL PAQUET
Uplifting Contemporary Dance for Everyone
New Dance Horizons (NDH) is a Regina-based not-for-profit organization that since 1986, has presented local and internationally acclaimed dance shows, produced original works, and organized activities that engage both the dance community and the general public.
NDH plays a distinctive and integral role in developing and strengthening the dance community in Saskatchewan. In addition to performance presentation, NDH offers courses, workshops and lectures with guest artists and community events. Thanks to the bold artistic vision and community engagement of acclaimed Canadian artist and co-founder Robin Poitras, NDH has become nationally recognized as a champion of creative dance. NDH offers adventurous and ever-changing dance encounters for everyone.
“Contemporary dance develops new vocabularies to relate realities and fantasies. This season’s presentations feature remarkable works by highly original artists, offering a feast of dance encounters and joyously festive events. I invite you to join us in an adventurous season of moving art!” – Robin Poitras, Artistic and Managing Director and Co-founder of New Dance Horizons
Areas of Programming
NDH programming consists of three major components: Creation and Production (in-house and collaborative creation), Performance Presentation (performances), Learning and Teaching (education, mentorship and outreach), and , each of which have developed in close connection with our audience.
PERFORMANCE PRESENTATIONNDH brings a carefully selected program of Canadian dance and performance work to Saskatchewan each season in three to five main stage productions, a works-in-progress Blueprint Series, and a regional touring component called the Prairie Dance Circuit. Performing Series: New Dance Horizons’ annual Performing Series presents the work of local, regional and national contemporary dance artists.
LEARNING & TEACHING NDH offers unique professional development opportunities for the dance and artistic community, as well as community engagement activities. Learning and Teaching activities involve workshops and lectures by local and visiting artists, residencies, mentorships, dance and bodywork classes, and community performance opportunities in an effort to deepen the impact of dance and movement-based art within the dance community and general public.
CREATION & PRODUCTION Rouge-gorge, is the home of NDH Artistic Director Robin Poitras’ own creative works in dance and performance art and renowned visual artist Edward Poitras. Intense collaboration with artists in dance, theatre, visual, music, and performance art is a mark of Robin’s creative practice, and is the heart of her artistic vision for NDH. Robin’s creative practice is intimately tied to the community through participatory community performances and other creative outreach activities. Launched in 2009, Rouge-gorge is a foundation for research, creation, production and touring. The company produces contemporary dance and performance works by Robin Poitras, Edward Poitras, and guest artists. Traversing between the fields of dance and performance art, Robin’s work brings elements of visual and performance art into an inseparable arena. Intense collaboration with artists in dance, theatre, visual, music, and performance art is a mark of Robin’s creative practice.
Address: 2207 Harvey St, Regina, SK S4S 2N2 Canada
Hours: Mon - Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sat - Sun: Closed Statutory Holidays: Closed
*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
NDH acknowledges that our organization creates, inspires, and educates on Treaty 4 Territory. We affirm our relationship and partnership with the First Nations and Métis people that live here, in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.