Performing Arts Archive


March 17, 2012

The Me So Corny comedy crew from last year's highlight event are back together for a one-night-only Saint Patrick's Evening of unpredictable laughs at the Oddfellows Ballroom.

March 17 - 18, 2012

Can you make a masterpiece in 24 hours?

...out of snow?

KIAC, DCMF, & Frostbite present:
Whitehorse: Luke Doucet & Melissa McClelland
Live at the Oddfellows Ballroom
Thurs, February 16th

Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet tie the musical knot with the debut of their new band, Whitehorse, marrying their talent and chemistry on stage as a smoldering duo. Gutsy and resolute in their pursuits of sound and substance, Luke and Melissa's fusion of the personal and professional brings to mind the road-tested romance of Johnny and June.

Individually, Luke and Melissa have been recognized with awards and nominations from the Juno Awards, the Canadian Folk Music Awards, the Hamilton Music Awards, the Independent Music Awards and Polaris. Together, Luke and Melissa create music that cascades forth, rushing like currents fluid and electric. More than the sum of considerable talents, Whitehorse showcases the rarity of true give and take in partnership, uniting falcon with songbird to dramatic effort.

Partrita: Classical Guitar Trio
Saturday, February 4th

Partrita is a newly formed classical guitar trio, featuring guitarists with 
varied backgrounds, and a common passion for classical guitar repertoire... 
The trio consists of: Hélène Beaulieu, who studied at L'université de 
Montréal, and can be found on the Whitehorse music scene playing with a 
variety of groups & as a solo performer on a wide range of instruments; 
Danette Readman, who studied at Brandon University and is in high demand 
locally and throughout Canada as a Suzuki guitar teacher; and Nicholas Mah, 
who studied in Spain and is currently busy performing solo, accompanying 
flamenco dance groups and jamming with the best of the best of the local 
music scene.

Throughout their individual careers, the members of Partrita have toured 
across Canada, as well as internationally. Together, they share their 
spirited explorations of several musical styles - from Bach to Joplin to 
Latin folk songs - with Yukon audiences.

Greg MacPherson performs at the Oddfellows Ballroom
Friday, January 20th

Greg MacPherson is the new champion of a songwriting tradition stretching back to Woody Guthrie and including voices like Jo Strummer and Bruce Springsteen. Loud, passionate voices saying things about their place in all of this change.

These songs walk an inscrutable line between beauty and determination. A place where the ordinary becomes important and actions bring hope. Songs that capture the imaginations of young and old alike.

Greg MacPherson was born in the Sydney City Hospital, half a kilometer from the most polluted body of water in North America, and half an hour walk from his family home at CFS Sydney. He grew up on radar bases all over Canada; a base-brat in the shadow of the cold war, and a student of regional diversity and disparity. He was raised in front of a television, rode a unicycle to high school, paid his rent at times by winning disco contests, dug graves in a cemetery for 6 years, and got a degree in Labour History in the mid-nineties. Along the way MacPherson learned how to work hard and he hasn't looked back. Multiple day jobs and a relentless touring schedule has seen Greg a janitor playing his music for punk rockers in Washington D.C. and a factory worker playing for 15,000 people on a folk festival stage in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The ordinary becomes important.

Sour Brides Theatre, the Guild Hall, and KIAC present:
David Mamet's Boston Marriage
Monday, November 28th, 2011

Anna and Claire are two bantering, scheming "women of fashion" who have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class society. Anna has just become the mistress of a wealthy man, from whom she has received an enormous emerald and an income to match. Claire, meanwhile, is infatuated with a respectable young lady and wants to enlist the jealous Anna's help for an assignation. As the two women exchange barbs and take turns taunting
Anna's hapless Scottish parlour maid, Claire's young inamorata suddenly appears, setting off a crisis that puts both the valuable emerald and the women's futures at risk.

"One of Mamet's most satisfying and accomplished plays and one of the funniest American comedies in years." New York Post

"{Mamet's characters} are at each other's throats with a wit akin to characters out of Wilde and a vengeance not unlike those from Pinter, Edward Albee or
Mamet himself." The Boston Globe

Daniel Barrow performs
Every Time I See Your Picture I Cry
Monday, November 14th, 2011

Co-Presented by Yukon Arts Centre & KIAC

Written, illustrated, and performed by Daniel Barrow, this  ”manual animation” combines overhead projection with video, music, and live narration to tell the story of a garbage man with a vision to create an independent phone book chronicling the lives of each person in his city. In the late hours of the night, he sifts through garbage, collecting personal information and then traces pictures of each citizen through the windows of their homes as they sleep. What he doesn’t yet realize is that a deranged killer is trailing him, murdering each citizen he includes in his book, thus rendering his cataloging efforts obsolete. The garbageman is a failed artist who fears becoming subject to the grip of something overwhelming. This animation traces his attempts to slow down and creatively reflect, in a process of coming to terms with his own self-loathing and fear.

Fernanda Cunha live in Concert
Friday, October 14th, 2011

Co-Presented by Jazz Yukon & KIAC

Born into a musical family, Fernanda’s mother is the renowned Brazilian singer Telma Costa, and her aunts are the renowned composers Sueli and Lisieux Costa. Following in those footsteps. She began her career in 1997 and has since toured Brazil, South America, Europe, Asia and North America performing at prestigious international jazz festivals like Jazz a Juan (France), Wien Jazz festival(Austria), Aarhus Jazz festival (Denmark), Badajoz (Spain), Jazz al fin (Argentina), Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto Jazz festivals (Canada), among others. Regular appearances at jazz festivals in Canada have helped to carve out a whole new fan base for Cunha’s post-bossa groove, and now she is repaying the compliment with her new CD Brazil-Canada.

She will be performing at Yukon accompanied by Canadian musicians Michael Creber (piano), Doug Stephenson (bass) and Phil Belanger (drums).  They played together at Vancouver Jazz festival in 2010 and at Borneo Jazz festival, Malaysia 2011. Fernanda has invited the trio to play with her again for Yukon´s audience.  The quartet will play songs from Fernanda´s CD “Brasil Canada” plus Brazilian standards written by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Djavan, Ivan Lins, among others.

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