Gearshifting Performance Works: Schemas, 1-5, April 26 - 27

Gearshifting Performance Works' is thrilled to present Schemas, 1-5.

Please find our short promo video here:

Two performances only!

Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 @ 8pm
The Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue

Seven exceptional performers. A stark, contemporary vision. Highly physical.

$20/$25 in advance, $22/$28 at the door. Tickets at or at the door.

Can't make the show? Want to hear more about the work? Come to our Preview on Thursday, April 25th at 7:00pm.
All seats for the Preview are $20, cash only at the door. Preview is followed by Artist Talk.

Running time: 60 minutes with no intermission.
Venue is wheelchair accessible.

Schemas, 1-5, dances between intuition and desire. The dance is constructed in five schemas, and as each schema unfolds, the dance re-maps itself. Schemas, 1-5 is inspired by the repetitive and cyclical fleetingness of desire to express deeply felt emotions through movement.

Using tension and decision making, the dance brings an immediacy that is simultaneously direct and open-ended. Each schema is linked through an abstract narrative that transforms, evolves, and accumulates to reveal perspectives on humanness, agency, power, neutrality, and support.

Artistic Director, Jolene Bailie, showcases the versatility, artistry, and uniqueness of the ensemble cast. Schemas, 1-5 brings to the stage a new choreographic direction for Jolene, one that interweaves pure physicality with simple, yet stunning scenarios that are mobile and reflective of the dance. A showcase for the work of Jolene Bailie, Gearshifting Performance Works' annual feature presentation is an anticipated and celebrated event year after year.

Schemas, 1-5 marks Jolene Bailie's 19th consecutive season of self-producing dance in Winnipeg and is her tenth full length work. As always, Bailie shift gears with each production.

Lighting by long time collaborator, Hugh Conacher.
Dancers: Carol-Ann Bohrn, Hélène Le Moullec Mancini, Shawn Maclaine, Warren McClelland, Aaron Paul, Sam Penner, Camila Schujman.

Gearshifting Performance Works gratefully acknowledges the support of The Manitoba Arts Council and The Winnipeg Arts Council.

Schemas 1-5 is also marking the end of an era. In the fall, Jolene will take on the full time Artistic Director position at Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers, Canada's oldest and longest running contemporary dance company.

Advance tickets at

Gearshifting Performance Works is a one woman operation. There are no employees, there is no publicist, we operate on a shoestring budget. I sincerely appreciate any attention you may be able to offer our work.

Media Contact:
Jolene Bailie

Media Call:
Thursday, April 25th, 1:30pm
at The Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue.

Can't make the media call? We are happy to arrange a studio visit in the next three weeks or make alternate arrangements prior to April 25th.