Performance Art - Theatre & Dance

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

The Skookum Jim Folklore Show has become an annual tradition that celebrates First Nation traditions, community and culture. The first Folklore Show was organized by the late Doris McLean, an elder and former chief of the Carcross/Tagish First... more

Feb. 14, 2018 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

February 19 to 22 will see the latest edition of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Heritage Department’s bi-annual Myth and Medium week. In the past, these cultural weeks have focussed on stories and drama, but Traditional Knowledge Specialist Jody Beaumont... more

Feb. 14, 2018 midnight Dawson City


Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Charmaine Cheung

The Chinese New Year is the celebration of the Lunar New Year and considered the beginning of spring. Due to the Chinese calendar’s reliance on the lunisolar cycle, which is based on the exact astronomical observations of the sun's longitude and... more

Feb. 07, 2018 midnight Yukon Culture


Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: (s)hiver Arts Society

Ask most people what they do during the cold month of January, and they would say, “Stay inside and keep warm.” The (s)hiver Arts Society, however, wants to change that. They are encouraging people to come out into the cold and attend the 4th... more

Jan. 24, 2018 midnight Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Anneke Hymmen

Yukon storyteller Ivan Coyote and songwriter Sarah MacDougall are excited to premier their latest collaboration in Whitehorse. "That really feels special, for both of us, to unwrap it for the first time in the place that made it," Coyote said... more

Jan. 24, 2018 midnight Theatre - Dance


Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton Photography

Lust, grief, denial and repression (not to mention demonic possession) in the bible-belt town of Cypress, Texas. Oh, yes. Don’t forget the puppets. These are all elements of the Guild Theatre’s upcoming production of Hand to God, a dark comedy by... more

Jan. 17, 2018 midnight Theatre - Dance


Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: courtesy of Onegin

Since Nakai Theatre launched the Pivot Festival in 2008, there have been some big names and unforgettable performances that have graced stages and pop-up theatre settings in Whitehorse. more

Jan. 17, 2018 midnight Theatre - Dance


Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Sara McPhee-Knowles

Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous season begins in February, but for some people it is a year round commitment. The women of the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Cancan Line are arguably the most in-demand group during Rendezvous, and their appearance bookings... more

Jan. 17, 2018 midnight Yukon Active


Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Office of the Commissioner of Yukon

According to the Yukon Commissioner’s office, the New Year’s Levee is an old tradition that dates back to King Louis XIV of France and was first introduced in Canada when fur traders would pay respect to their government representatives on New... more

Dec. 20, 2017 midnight Yukon People


Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

Musical ear candy – that’s how Daniel Janke describes the Problematic Orchestra. “It’s pretty wacky music,” he said of the 20-person chamber music group he directs. “Some of it is very playful, as the title implies. “It’s not often you get a... more

Dec. 13, 2017 midnight Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Is it character, circumstance, or the choices we make that determines our lot in life? This is the conundrum that lies at the heart of Good People, the 2011 play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Director Clinton Walker... more

Nov. 29, 2017 midnight Theatre - Dance


Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: courtesy Larrikin Entertainment

Never is a good time to do a one-woman show – that’s what actor Katherine McCallum used to think. But when Donald Trump was elected president in the U.S. last year, McCallum, who was looking for a new show to mount at The Courts in Riverdale... more

Nov. 01, 2017 midnight Theatre - Dance


Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Nathalie Vogel

“Life, believe it or not is improvised,” said Dave Morris. Morris, an improv teacher and artistic director of The Paper Street Theatre company in Victoria, B.C. was giving a talk at a TedX event in 2012 about “The way of Improv,” much to the... more

Nov. 01, 2017 midnight Theatre - Dance


Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

The new musical drama Stonecliff, which opens at the Yukon Arts Centre stage on Friday, November 17 (for four performances only!) tells the story of Michael J. Heney, the son of poor Irish immigrants in the Ottawa Valley who went on to build one... more

Nov. 01, 2017 midnight Literature


Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Brian Craig

Cathy Stubington doesn’t mind being in the shadows when she does a show. In fact, she prefers it. “My main interest has always come more from the making side, and the conceptual side, but I’m a puppeteer, as well. As a performer, I prefer to be... more

Nov. 01, 2017 midnight Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: UW Digital Collections via

Any of the millions of passengers who have ridden the White Pass and Yukon Route - “the scenic railway of the world” - in the 117 years since its completion, would immediately recognize it as a marvellous technological achievement... more

Oct. 18, 2017 midnight Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: Courtesy of From the North

We deserve a pat on the back. That’s part of the point of From the North says Kim Winnicky, executive producer of the arts performance and show, a Canada 150 project being produced by Music Yukon. “We (in the territories) don’t often get a chance... more

Oct. 18, 2017 midnight Yukon Arts


Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Bolshoi Ballet

For a cosmopolitan afternoon in downtown Whitehorse, head over to The Old Fire Hall for a screening of Swan Lake, performed by the internationally acclaimed Russian ballet company Bolshoi Ballet. The film will be shown on Sunday, October 1 at 2 p.m.. more

Sep. 27, 2017 midnight Theatre - Dance


Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Cinema Kabuki, courtesy of the Japan Foundation, Toronto

Not many art forms can trace their origins back to a single year. But according to Toshi Aoyagi, program officer for the Japan Foundation, Toronto, the popular theatre genre known as Kabuki started in exactly 1603. And it’s still going strong... more

Sep. 13, 2017 midnight Theatre - Dance


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

Sep. 06, 2017 midnight Theatre - Dance