8 December 2012 – 28 April 2013

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December 8, 2012 – April 28, 2013

Opening Reception
Friday, January 18, 2013 at 7:30 pm l Free admission

The opening celebration of The Synthetic Age: Fine Arts Faculty at the University of Regina and First Nations University of Canada and MAGDANCE 2 featuring Wolf Tone, a new performance by New Dance Horizons’ Artistic Director, Robin Poitras, with a reception to follow.


The MacKenzie is once again partnering with New Dance Horizons (NDH) to present an exciting season of movement and art. Two years ago we launched MAGDANCE: art + dance which celebrated NDH’s 25th anniversary with a full season of performances at the MacKenzie surrounded by art from the Permanent Collection. MAGDANCE 2 will again see a large dance floor installed in the MacKenzie’s largest exhibition space, surrounded by art from the exhibit The Synthetic Age featuring the work of faculty members and instructors from the University of Regina and First Nations University of Canada. New Dance Horizon’s ambitious season of programming will feature international dance icons Benoît Lachambre, Clara Furey and many more.

Presented with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, City of Regina, University of Regina, Dance Saskatchewan, artsVest, CanDance , and Rouge-gorge.

Top image: Photo by Michele Sereda


MAGDANCE 2 Performance Series and Special Events

General Information:

Performance Tickets available at the Gallery Shop and New Dance Horizons.

General Public: $25
Students + Seniors: $20
Matinee: $15

A unique collaboration between the MacKenzie Art Gallery and New Dance Horizons looking at the dynamic relationship between visual art and dance. MAGDANCE 2 will be a season of movement alongside the exhibition The Synthetic Age: Fine Arts Faculty from the University of Regina and First Nations University of Canada.

Performance Series:

No Exit / Lost and Found

A Fujiwara Dance Inventions Production
Thursday, January 10 at 1:30 pm. Friday, January 11 & Saturday, January 12, at 7:30 pm
Ticketed Performance
Join us for a pre-show chat on Friday night at 7:15 pm

Two unique dance works choreographed by Denise Fujiwara: No Exit, a masterful dance-theatre trio inspired by Jean Paul Sartre’s play of the same name, and Lost and Found, a solo performed by Fujiwara exploring impermanence, attachment, loss and discovery.

Prairie Dance Circuit

Thursday, January 31 at 1:30 pm. Friday, February 1 & Saturday, February 2 at 7:30 pm
Ticketed Performance
Join us for a pre-show chat on Friday night at 7:15 pm

The Prairie Dance Circuit’s Queen City stop features two new dance works: Hereafter, a dance quartet by Alberta-based Tania Alvarado, and transceiver, a dance duet by Regina’s own Johanna Bundon with original sound by Eric Powell.

Cible de Dieu (Target of God)

A Grand Poney production
Co-presented by Fransaskois Performing Arts Network, sponsored by French Canadian Association of Regina
Thursday, February 14 at 7 pm & Friday, February 15 at 1:30 pm
Tickets: $20 (one price only)

Jacques Poulin-Denis draws from his interdisciplinary background in this solo that speaks of delusion and defeat. The piece explores the human need to understand our reason for being, our path and our purpose.

Codice Remix

A Curtain Razors and Sâkêwêwak co-production
Thursday, March 14 at 1:30 pm. Friday, March 15 & Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 pm
Ticketed Performance
Join us for a pre-show chat on Friday night at 7:15 pm

This collaboration between San Salvadoran multidisciplinary artist Danilo Villalta and theatre/performance artist Michele Sereda looks at an evolving piece of history through dance, storytelling, ocarinas, and guitars.

Chutes Incandescentes

A Par.b.l.eux production
Thursday, April 11 at 1:30 pm. Friday, April 12 & Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 pm
Ticketed Performance

An intimate collaboration between choreographer Benoît Lachambre and musician, performer and dancer Clara Furey, Chutes incandescentes is forged with love, spirituality and sexuality, taking shape in a solo for two bodies. (Please note: this performance does contain nudity)

End of Summer, Orange Leaves Falling

A Rouge-gorge production
Friday, April 26 & Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 pm. Sunday, April 28 at 2 pm
Ticketed Performance
Join us for a pre-show chat on Friday night at 7:15 pm

 This new collaborative creation by Robin Poitras and Edward Poitras is inspired by evolution and change, exploring why we dream and probing the beginning of consciousness.


Blueprint Series

Sunday, March 10 at 2 pm
Ticketed Performance

Featuring fresh, original dance-based experiments in varying stages of development, the Blueprint Series opens a space for the public and artists to converse about emerging ideas and works-in-progress.

Remembering Amelia

Display on view in The Second Look: Bobbie Taylor Resource Area
GATHERING I Friday: March 1 to Sunday, March 3, 2013
GATHERING II: Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 7, 2013

Join us as we posthumously honour and celebrate Canadian dance icon, Amelia Itcush through a series of workshops, conversations and dance performances led by local and guest artists and health practitioners. Remembering Amelia examines Amelia’s legacy in somatic training through to its influence on dance creation and performance, with the intention of encouraging every body‘s exploration of human movement potential.

Studio Sunday Workshop

Sunday, January 20 from 2 – 4 pm
Free Admission

New Dance Horizons’ Artistic Director Robin Poitras will present a fun-filled afternoon for families of movement, sound and art.