BJM Danse Montreal is coming north to perform two pieces choreographed by Aszure Barton.
“The starting point of Jacques was an exploration of the inner life and drama of the individual dancers. Jack, on the contrary, studies the body’s outer edges. Through structure and form, Jack examines the growth, etiquette and power of the group as a collective whole,” says Barton. The performance is Wednesday, October 13 at 8 p.m. at the Yukon Arts Centre.
Live opera, almost
Das Rheingold is coming all the way from New York live to give Yukoners a little bit of sorrow and song.
Maestro James Levine and director Robert LePage launch the Ring Cycle with the prelude to Wagner’s epic drama. LePage uses cutting edge technology to bring the series to life.
The live broadcast starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 9 at the Yukon Arts Centre.
Soir de Semaine is making another CD and the local francophone band wants your help. Come out for a night of colourful music and dancing this Friday at Foxy’s.
Let your hair down.
JJS3 plays Foxy’s Saturday night with Drifting, Jagermeister and Bushwhacker.
The Lorraine Desmarias Trio features jazz pianist and composer Lorraine Desmarais, known for her originality, bold approach, sweeping improvisations and impeccable technique. Oliver Jones has called her “one of the outstanding jazz pianists of our day.” Her trio is at the Yukon Art Centre on Saturday October 9 at 8 p.m.
Music for a cause
A balladeering duo from Vancouver will play Hellaby Hall tomorrow night with Canadian stories for the whole family.
Kent Fiddy and guitar virtuoso David Sinclair will play songs from their album The Way It Ought To Be to raise money for the Swaziland Educational Trust.
The trust sponsors school fees in the tiny landlocked African country.
The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and children under 12 get in for free.
The rowdy Magnificent Sevens, named after a ‘70s western movie, blow into town this weekend to play Thanksgiving Day.
The seven-piece bluegrass band sings of gritty, downtown Winnipeg streets when they’re not covering Propaghandi songs or Bill Munroe.
They play with BA Johnston Monday night at the Old Fire Hall. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door
Remembrance and humour
Julie Mackey’s award-winning one-woman show, Jake’s Gift is at the Yukon Arts Centre tonight only.
It follows a grumpy veteran’s return to Normandy, France, to face his ghosts and search for his brother’s grave. His life takes a surprising twist when he meets a precocious 10-year-old French girl. The performance starts at 8 p.m.
The Guild’s dark comedy The Boys takes its audience deep into the dusky recesses of familial anger and manipulation without letting go of laughter. The play runs from Wednesday through Saturday until October 16, and the Guild Hall in Porter Creek. Shows start at 8 p.m.
Crude: The Real Price of Oil, one of the best documentaries of 2009 is featured at Alpine Film Night on Friday October 8th. Doors open at 7 p.m.
The Reel Paddling Film Festival will make local outdoor enthusiast yearn for spring as canoes and kayaks splash on screen at the Alpine Bakery. The screenings are October 15 and 16, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 a night or $20 for both nights. For more info call 633-2297.
Check out the strange and mystical animals sculptor Susan Storey has pressed out of clay.
Small Changes exhibits at Triple J’s Gallery until October 16.
Here and Back, an acrylic exhibition by Mary Dolman aims “to express a sense of time and place that reflects the experience of people who live and work in the Yukon today.” The exhibit at Arts Underground closes Wednesday, October 13. The gallery’s open from 9 to 5 Monday through
Friday and 11 to 5 on Saturday.
Canadian photographer Daryl Benson is offering a weekend of photography workshops October 15 through 17. He’s covering everything from digital techniques and workflow to light, filters, props and marketing. For more information or to register call 633-3644 or 667-4830, or e-mail whitehorsephotoclub at yahoo.ca.
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