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Performance Art - Theatre & Dance

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Issue: 2019-10-02, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

After an absence of two decades, eight low-rent vaudevillians trying to evade the secret police in their homeland have returned to Whitehorse. The Guild Theatre opens its 2019/20 season this week with a remount of the wacky comedy, El Crocodor... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2019-09-25, PHOTO: Lilly Milman/Skagway News

Skagway’s Nude and Rude Revue is once again visiting Whitehorse to share its specialized mx of performance art, including variety, vaudeville, burlesque, song and dance. The 12-member group, led by Juneauites Taylor Vidic and Cameron Brockett, is... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2019-09-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

Six hours after I email this column to Danny Macdonald, and long before you read it in What’s Up Yukon, these words by Cole Porter from the 1948 Broadway smash, Kiss Me, Kate, will be part of my remembered experience: Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2019-08-14, PHOTO: Pixabay

Things sometimes turn on a dime. Recently, with only three days’ notice, my summer job as a kiddie-train engineer suddenly vanished in a puff of steam-engine smoke. I won’t dwell on the details, except to say I was disappointed. Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2019-08-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Friends of the Palace Grande

Vaudeville has made a comeback in Dawson City. Cabin of Curiosities, a play which premiered last year on a limited run at the historic Palace Grand Theatre, has been reprised by The Friends of the Palace Grand Society Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2019-07-03, PHOTO: courtesy of Out Innerspace Dance Theatre

Out Innerspace Dance Theatre will present Bygones at the Yukon Arts Centre on July 9 at 7 p.m. Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The Friends of the Palace Grand (FotPG) has existed for a number of years. Originally under the umbrella of the Dawson City Arts Society (DCAS), its aim was to restore live performance to the Palace Grand Theatre Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2019-06-05, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Theatre for Young People

Disney’s Newsies, put on by Yukon Theatre for Young People (YTYP), will premiere on June 14 at the Yukon Arts Centre. The cast for the Tony-winning Broadway play consists of more than 30 youth performers, ranging from nine to 19-years-old, as well... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2019-05-15, Photo: Amber Church

If you’ve never heard of Paul Chartier, it’s with good reason. History doesn’t usually remember what might have been. “If he had succeeded in what he set out to do, his name would be taught in every classroom in the nation,” said Doug Rutherford... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: Rick Massie

The German term zeitgeist is generally rendered in English as the spirit of a given time, as shown in prevailing thought or customs. (Think, perhaps, how Carnaby Street reflected the social values of mid-1960s Britain.) In 2019, are Yukon... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2019-04-03, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton Photography

With the stage still in darkness, a disembodied voice expresses the speaker’s dislike for plays that require theatre-goers to interact with performers who break the traditional fourth wall. When the lights rise on the latest Guild Theatre... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Peggy Baker

Relieved - that’s how Peggy Baker feels to be bringing her latest choreography to the stage after more than a year of preparing for it. “We’re so ready to do this,” she said over the phone, two weeks before who we are in the dark comes to... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: courtesy of YSR/Erik Pinkerton Photography

Vikki Quocksister was still booking mainstage performers for Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous the week before the festival’s kick-off, but, after six years of being in charge of the stage, she was pretty calm about the last-minute confirmations... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-02-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous/Manu Kegenhoff

The countdown is almost over, with only days left until the official Rendezvous Kick Off, presented by the Hougen Group of Companies. This year’s Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous (YSR) event is bigger and better than ever. A giant celebration will... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: Pixabay

The time-honoured English tradition of the Christmas pantomime (known affectionately as just “panto”) was not part of my childhood. My British father did grow up attending pantos, before going on to become an usher in post-Victorian music halls... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Matt Jacques Photography

Gurdeep Pandher was one of the first people I met when I moved to the Yukon. I walked into a Scottish country barn dance at the Old Fire Hall, in Whitehorse, and here was a guy in the remote North in his pagri, at an event, sitting and absorbing... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-11-21, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The pre-Christmas season will soon be underway here in the Klondike, actually beginning a few days before this piece can see print. It’s a season of bazaars and open houses that lead up to the actual holidays... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-11-21, PHOTO: byzantiumbooks on Foter.com

Genevieve Fleming is counting on Whitehorse audiences to take in the upcoming Guild Theatre production, even if just to indulge in some cold-weather Schadenfreude. In one sense, the Vancouver-based director suggested in an interview, staging... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-10-10, PHOTO: courtesy of Gwaandak Theatre

Wren Brian was just 10 years old when the first X-Men movie came out in 2000. The film’s opening scene, set in the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, triggered a fascination with the Nazi Holocaust that remains with her today... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-10-10, PHOTO: Elise Giordano

The Nude & Rude Revue started with two best friends, Taylor Vidic and Cameron Brockett, and their love of performance art. Vidic, 25, was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska, and met Brockett during high school in Juneau. Brockett was born in... Read more

Theatre - Dance