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Issue: 2018-07-04, PHOTO: Manus Hopkins

Intense break-dance battles, powerful performances, live painting showcases and wild parties—CypherFest consistently delivers it all. Every year, during one hot week in July, dance crews from Whitehorse and some from outside, as well as local... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Rebecca Profitt

Daniel Mackenzie started Free the Beat Foundation with a mission to “encourage people to express themselves through the art of rhyming, singing, beatboxing, freestyling, playing musical instruments, producing, recording [and] scoring, on a march... Read more

Yukon Music

Brotherhood

Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: by courtesy of Sébastien Heins

It started when Sébastien Heins was a student at the National Theatre School in Montréal, tasked with creating a 15-minute piece that addressed a burning personal question. But when Nancy Palk, of Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre, put her hands on his... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Joel Dufresne

By the time Danny Fernandez was 10, he had visited over two dozen countries during six years spent aboard a floating hospital that provided free surgeries and medical care to some of the world's poorest people. "I don't think I realized how cool... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Aaron Woroniuk

The Dawson City Music Festival (DCMF) is a major draw for audience and performers. It takes place this year between July 22 and 24. Emily Farrell was a venue stage manager for 13 years, and is now in her second year as executive director of the... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Timber Schroff

For the sixth year in a row, Breakdancing Yukon Society (BYS) is inviting professional and aspiring dancers from across Canada for a weekend of performances, dance battles and workshops. This year they are bringing up two renowned dance groups to... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: by Meagan Deuling

On June 21st the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Society will be hosting National Aboriginal Day at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. The festivities are open to the public and will include games, music, food, kids activities and cultural displays... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Andree Lanthier

“The play was inspired by the shooting of a young man named Freddy Villaneuva,” Vancouver-based playwright Omari Newton tells me. “A young man that was apparently unarmed, had no previous criminal record. He got into some kind of altercation with... Read more

Theatre - Dance

I'm not an expert when it comes to hip hop. I do understand, as with most musical styles that, once popularity sets in, major labels start pumping it out like cheap cheese. It seems to me that the best of the genre still comes from the underground. Read more

Yukon Music

Crystal Pite knows that audiences will watch her contemporary dance company, Kidd Pivot, with trepidation. Read more

Theatre - Dance

The owner and operator of Leaping Feats Creative Dancework is planning for its annual show on the Yukon Arts Centre stage that displays all that her students have learned over the past year. It features everything from ballet to tap.... Read more

Theatre - Dance

It's Boys in the Hood and "Singin' in the Rain" combined with what Nicolette Little describes as a "Sinatra-y feeling." Little is an instructor for the Northern Lights School of Dance where she's teaching her students a fusion of jazz, hip hop ... Read more

Theatre - Dance