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Geneviève Doyon

Genevieve Doyon

Past French Toast Columnist and Current Freelance writer Geneviève Doyon.  She is a Whitehorse-based theatre artist and writer.

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

Get your cameras rolling and warm up your gear because the annual Yukon 48-Hour Filmmaking Challenge starts on Friday, January 12. It’s a yearly team-up between the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture in Dawson City and the Yukon Film Society... more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Jessica Hickman

Three years of collaborating, interviewing and gathering has culminated in one powerful play that shares both beautiful, heartfelt reflections and the harsh realities of northern living. Busted Up: A Yukon Story presents the colourful and eclectic... more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Alistair Maitland Photography

Get ready, get set, and don’t forget to bring a lunch! Arts in the Park is about to head into another spectacular season of performing arts over lunch hour at Whitehorse’s LePage Park. Most locals are well acquainted with this beloved weekday... more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: John Berryman

A dancer, instead of moving her body on stage, will show images in a video. A singer, instead of performing at the piano as she usually does, will leave the instrument behind. A painter, instead of using the brush, will make magic with an overhead... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-10-19

Geneviève Doyon and Jessica Hickman have, once again, combed through silent films, searching for excerpts to play on a screen to an audience. This is the third year they’ve done it. Doyon and Hickman are the co-artistic directors of Open Pit... more

Theatre - Dance

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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

Theatre - Dance

Projectify It

Jamie Nesbitt

Step into the world of projection design and you’ll see anything is possible. Images can be displayed on screens behind the actors and these images can be constantly moving and changing. more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-11-26

Props, actors, lighting, sound, marketing; these are some of the small but numerous little details which turn a “piece” into a “show.” These things need hands to make them happen and cost money - sometimes a lot of money. Many of the shows put on... more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Virginie Hamel

On Nov. 13 the Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY) will present Onde de Choc at the Yukon Arts Centre. This multidisciplinary event features 18 artists and performers from the French-speaking community, followed by a catered art show featuring... more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-10-29 Photo: Rick Massie

Dig out your poodle skirt and put on your saddle shoes. The Open Pit Theatre is hosting a 1950s Sock Hop Film Night in Whitehorse on Saturday. The evening features five films with an on-the-spot, improvised soundtrack by live actors and musicians... more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

Geneviève Doyon came North in 2010. Her first job in the Yukon was assisting Steve Slade with Arts in the Park. She says it was an amazing way to be introduced to the community. “I didn’t know the community at all when I started because I’d just... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-03-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Rendez-vous de la Francaphonie

You can keep your fishnets and feathers stored for this Rendez-vous. But you don’t have to. If you can't help but whip them out for an encore, who is to judge? Les Rendez-Vous de la Francophonie is a two-week celebration of the French language more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Photo by: David Bukach

“Anyone – no matter what their background is – can take a tape recorder and go out and ask some questions,” says Saskatoon-based artist Joel Bernbaum, who will be in the Yukon this weekend holding verbatim theatre workshops with Whitehorse’s Open Pit more

Theatre - Dance

Halloween is over, but don’t stop dressing up. On Saturday November 8, Open Pit theatre is giving you another chance; it’s hosting a 1920s-themed silent film night, and the directors of the company want guests sporting their Sunday best. more

Theatre - Dance

The Open Pit theatre company is scouring the territory for stories.Genevive Doyon and Jessica Hickman are two playwrights, actors, and founders of Open Pit who are collecting yarns about what it means to call the Yukon home. They want to talk to any more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-03-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Rendez-vous de la Francaphonie

You can keep your fishnets and feathers stored for this Rendez-vous. But you don’t have to. If you can't help but whip them out for an encore, who is to judge? Les Rendez-Vous de la Francophonie is a two-week celebration of the French language more

Yukon Lifestyle

There are currently two mammoths at the Yukon Arts Centre. But they don't interact; they are on different schedules. The one hanging out in the Public Art Gallery belongs to the Ice Age Mammals exhibit. The other mammoth — the one of current interest more

Yukon Arts

Onde de choc

Alistair Maitland Yukon News/Alistair Maitland

"There aren't many opportunities for francophone artists to try more experimental performances in our regular community shows; that's how we came up with the concept of Onde de choc," says Virginie Hamel more

Theatre - Dance

"Everyone has those stickers that say "protect the peel" but no one even knows what the Peel looks like. I do." states Halin de Repentigny. more

Yukon Arts

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July 10 Issue

You know who they are when you see them; they walk around festival grounds with dozens of colourful buttons pinned to them, smiles on their faces, pen and paper in hands, ready to turn your beer-tent-small-talk into a debate about sexualized assault. more

Yukon Education

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June 12 Issue

“I am obsessed by creating community connections through art, it’s kind of a disease,” confesses Yukon visual artist Marie-Hélène Comeau. more

Yukon Arts

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Photo by Emily Cooper

A Vancouver play that earned four nominations for prestigious Jessie Richardson awards (Jessies), and won the category of best script by an emerging playwright, will take to the Old Fire Hall stage next week. more

Theatre - Dance

Actually, Soir de Semaine started as a road trip. Pascal St-Laurent and Marie-Maude Allard moved to the Yukon just a few days apart in 2003. They hopped in a van to wander further north to Alaska, with an accordion and a guitar tagging along. more

Yukon Music

Onde de choc is a new event that will bring together over 25 Francophone artists from a variety of disciplines. Through culinary art, video, interactive installation, music, dance, storytelling, visual art, theatre and poetry, everyone is invited to more

Yukon Arts

The band Trifolia does not waste a minute of their time, nor yours. Barely a year after their first steps as an instrumental trio, they are releasing the album Refuge and going on a cross-Canada tour. They've already showcased their compositions at t more

Yukon Music

If your taste buds long for something new and your eyes are looking for something as pretty as it is tasty, you need to find Karina Lapointe. This local chef graduated from two different professional culinary schools in Québec but her training start more

Yukon Food & Drink