Presented by New Dance Horizons as part of its House of Dance Series, this performance features recent work choreographed by Connie Moker Wernikowski. In the 1980s and ’90s, Moker Wernikowski was the head of the Youth Ballet Company of Saskatchewan. Ballet is one obvious influence for her then, but she’s done plenty of work in the contemporary dance realm too. And the title refers specifically to Moker Wernikowski celebrating her 60th birthday this year and her 40th year as a dance professional.
With Sixty/Forty she’ll be assisted by guest artists Katrina Currie, Darren Lacey and the Corps Bara Dance Theatre (pictured) out of Calgary. Themes to keep in mind when you’re viewing the works are lullabies, the traditional practice of women making bread to feed their families and spiritual healing.
There’s performances Thursday (April 24) at 7:30 p.m., Friday (April 25) at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday (April 26) at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. The performance is being held at 2207 Harvey St., and tickets are Adults $20, Students & Seniors $15, with the Saturday matinee being $15 for everyone. More information can be had by phoning 306-525-5393.
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