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Aimée Dawn Robinson

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Transplant columnist and freelance writer Aimee Dawn Robinson is a Whitehorse based dancer, visual artist and writer.


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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Chris Healey

Audience members with program “maps” in hand will be guided through the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre for a unique performance adventure from Gwaandak Theatre, showcasing the spectacular riverfront and Yukon stories about who we are and where we... more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

Hi, I’m Joslyn, and I’m afraid of…painting. More specifically, I’m afraid of looking silly because I’m bad at painting in front of those who are good at it. And so, though I have long longed to walk up to an easel and express myself all over it,... more

Mar 19, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Whats Up Yukon January 29, 2015

The Skookum Jim Friendship Centre is providing well-known Yukon artist Joseph Tisiga with a chance to undertake an exciting project that’s close to his heart. more

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

“You shouldn’t write this,” Monique Romeiko cautions with a chuckle, “but we’re 40. All three of us.” more

Oct 2, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Nuit Blanche is coming to Whitehorse for the first time. The concept behind the all night art project is to showcase live art installations throughout downtown Whitehorse, turning the city into a single art exhibition. more

Feb 20, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

What do a dancer and a photographer have in common? What about a visual artist and an actor, or a writer and a violinist? The answer is Brave New Works' Homeland Fusion, which will run Nov. 21 and 22 at the Old Fire Hall in Whitehorse. more

Nov 22, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-09-03 Still photos from archive video footage shot by Eric Cazdyn, prepared for print by Renée Lear

My dance practice is rooted in uncultivated, wild, outdoor spaces. I often perform site-specific dances outdoors for audiences and/or camera. However, my latest collaborative project, Ramble (45 min), was performed last month inside a black box... more

Sep 3, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

I usually keep a cool head in chaos. This was not the case one fine Friday when I stopped by the Whitehorse Real Canadian Superstore (Superstore) after work to pick up a few things for dinner. Superstore is a large Loblaws-brand grocery store, and more

Nov 20, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Business 11 Comments

I recently heard the term “supermarket spiritualism” to describe folks walking down the proverbial aisle picking and choosing bits and pieces from every spiritual practice imaginable. And then paying for it all at the checkout. more

Sep 18, 2014 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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The body is mysterious; it is intricately linked to all that we do, and the ways we think. I’m a dancer; this is my perspective. And there are as many perspectives on the body as there are bodies more

Jun 12, 2014 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

The Animal Project, a new feature film by prolific Canadian indie filmmaker Ingrid Veninger, began as a leap of faith. To begin creating the film, Toronto-based Veninger met 100 actors, one at a time, with no script in hand, no concept for the... more

Apr 3, 2014 12:00 AM Photography - Film

Books really get around in the Yukon. On a behind-the-scenes tour of the Whitehorse Public Library, with Joyce Kashman, librarian, and Julianne Ourom, director of the Yukon Public Libraries Branch, I saw hundreds of books in the shipping room, ... more

Mar 27, 2014 12:00 AM Literature

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I recently found myself on my knees, in front of a toilet in Home Hardware, being taught how to install a toilet by Megan Fuller, plumbing and electrical supervisor. Fuller fell in love with the "Lego aspect" of plumbing and electrical work while... more

Mar 13, 2014 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2014-03-13, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Songs tell the stories of places, and the Whitehorse Community Choir Yukon Song Project reflects the stories of the North. The WCC choir director Barb Chamberlain, and Susanne Hingley are collecting poems and writings of the Yukon. The goals: to... more

Mar 13, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Music

International Women's Day is Saturday, March 8, it's a day to pause and consider women's health, dreams, and safety — worldwide, and in Canada. It's a perfect time to see The Hours that Remain, a play by Ontario Métis artist Keith Barker. The play... more

Mar 6, 2014 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

Why do people get so fired up about a little bush? In January, the British newspaper The Telegraph ran an article by Louisa Peacock describing the public response to a pubic display. Clothing manufacturer and retailer American Apparel is known for... more

Mar 6, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

Three luscious, solo visual art exhibitions are coming to the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC). Rosemary Scanlon's The Rose Parade, Helen O'Connor's Salutation, and Michèle Karch-Ackerman's Foundling each open at YAC's Public Art Gallery on March 6, and run u more

Feb 27, 2014 12:00 AM

Yukon artist Helen O'Connor's textural, organic, large-scale sculpture, assemblages, and installations beg the viewer to reach out and touch them. The works seem as though they are part of the natural world, not made by human hands. Indeed, O'Connor' more

Feb 27, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

I'm certain I'll never speak to a more grounded Olympian than Whitehorse born-and-raised Emily Nishikawa. I caught Nishikawa on the phone the day before her flight to Toblach, Italy. There, she will train at high altitude and compete in a World... more

Jan 30, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon People

Since November, I've been in residence at an arts centre in Ontario called Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts, located on the natural oasis of Toronto Island. Fifteen years ago, the Island Natural Science School was renovated and re-opened as... more

Jan 23, 2014 12:00 AM Travel Outside

Attention hearty Yukon yuletide carolers: prepare to step up your game. Whitehorse's choir collective, Messiah Chorale, invites you to sing-a-long this solstice weekend. And not just to "O Come All Ye Faithful." more

Dec 19, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Music

I've got the creeps, the willies, and the jim-jams. I've just heard ghost stories from Heidi Bliedungand Aaron Burnie from the love-worn, historic Westminster Hotel in Dawson City. I'm also relieved that Bliedung and Burnie, who both work at more

Oct 31, 2013 12:00 AM Paranormal

Another cycle is coming to an end. In the Tlingit language Dís Tlein (Big Moon) is similar to October in the Gregorian calendar, according to the book Tlingit Moon and Tide Teaching Resource by Dolly A. Garza. more

Oct 31, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Halloween