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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: 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: 2018-11-21, 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: 2018-10-10, 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

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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: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: courtesy of Emilia Symington Fedy

It’s a comedy about the darkness of parenthood. That’s how Emelia Symington Fedy describes Motherload, the collectively-created play she and three castmates are bringing to the Yukon Arts Centre’s mainstage on October 13. Fedy traces the... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-09-26, PHOTO: Alistair Maitland

Open Pit Theatre is excited to be taking their play, Busted Up: A Yukon Story, on the road. They’ll be coming to Dawson City on September 29, Carcross on October 2 and will be back in Whitehorse for a show on October 3... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-09-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Kevin Robinson

I’ve been there, watching a play when it happens. A sharp staccato rings out as the actor’s hand makes contact with their partner’s face onstage, and audience members grimace in sympathy, knowing that the fake slap made real contact. Usually the... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

No summer in the Yukon can be complete without the yearly Canada Day events. The very mention of Canada Day can conjure up memories and build anticipation for just about any Yukoner. Like any other year, 2018 is promising the fun Yukoners have... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: Allan Ogilvie

The 2018 Adäka Cultural Festival is just around the corner! The annual multi-disciplinary arts and culture festival will be held this summer from June 29 to July 5 at its idyllic location, the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre located on Whitehorse’s... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The Frantic Follies Vaudeville Show was a staple for Yukoners and visitors alike for 47 years, bringing gold-rush themed vaudeville performances to the stage. Last year, owner Grant Simpson lowered the curtain on the show and it appeared that it... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: Manus Hopkins

The end of the school year is always an exciting time, but students of Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks and the Heart of Riverdale have something else to look forward to in addition to being free from teachers and homework. The upcoming edition... Read more

Theatre - Dance