Running Order for 2019 Bhangra Show

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Important Dates and Times:

  • Dress Rehearsal:
    • Fri, Nov 22 (7 PM to 9 PM) at Yukon Arts Centre
      • Meeting Time at Main-Stage: 6:45 PM
  • Show:
    • Sat, Nov 23 (7 PM to 9 PM) at Yukon Arts Centre
      • Meeting Time at Back Dress Rooms: 5:30 PM

Bhangra – Dance of Punjab (Running Order)

Sound & Tech: Text in brown colour starting with ¶¶ is for you.


6:30 PM – 7:00: Before Concert Bhangra Music

¶¶ by Yukon Arts Centre sound tech team


7:00 PM (Sharp) – Show Starts with MC RP Singh on the Stage

Who: Invitation to The Commissioner of Yukon Hon. Madame Angélique Bernard to stage.
Activity: Commissioner of Yukon, Madame Bernard, will make a one-minute speech show opening speech.


7:03 PM – MC RP Singh

Who: Invitation to Gurdeep Pandher to say show-opening words
Activity: Gurdeep will say a few words in just one-minute with Hello, Bonjour, Sat Shiri Akaal and Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh, Comment allez-vous by acknowledging that we are on the traditional territory of Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and say very briefly about the bhangra dance form/brief history and will thank to sponsors, volunteers, students and Canada and Yukon Government.


7:05 PM – MC RP Singh (SONG: Mahi Mera)

  • Who on stage: Gurdeep Pandher and Krisandra Reid
  • Activity: Group Bhangra Dance
  • ¶¶ Song/Music: (01) Mahi Mera
  • ¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: you guys will play this)

7:10 PM – MC RP Singh (Crooked Folk, Highland dance, Bhangra Dance, SONG: Lewis Blvd)

Who: Crooked Folk, Gurdeep’s Dance Students, and Klondike Highland Dancers
Activity: Irish Music, Highland Dance and Bhangra will be fused together.
¶¶ Song/Music: Lewis Blvd
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: This is live music)


7:15 PM – MC RP Singh (Bhangra on the song Pagg by Rise, Focus, and Fly)

Who: Rise, Focus, and Fly (30 Youths)
Activity – Bhangra by ONLY Rise, Focus, and Fly students
¶¶ Song/Music: (02) Pagg
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: you guys will play this)


7:20 PM PM – MC RP Singh (SONG: Phulkari by Gurdeep’s bhangra dance students)

Who: Gurdeep’s bhangra dance students (1) Hanne Michiels, (2) Amanda O’Connor, (3) Maude Craig, (4) Gurdeep Pandher, (5) Laurence Berube, (6) Caitlin January, (7) Katelyn Sheldon, (8) Ruth O’Beirne, (9) Melissa Wood (10) Christina Laing, (11) Collyn Lovelace, (12) Jessica Rushant, (13) Jody Overduin, (14) Ana Rita Garcia
Activity: Group Bhangra Dance
¶¶ Song/Music: (03) Phulkari
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: you guys will play this)


First Video: Canadian Armed Forces and Gurdeep Collaboration 


7:25 PM – Bhangra to Midnight Sun Pipe Band

Who: Midnight Sun Pipe Band and Gurdeep’s bhangra dance students (1) Hanne Michiels, (2) Amanda O’Connor, (3) Maude Craig, (4) Gurdeep Pandher, (5) Laurence Berube, (6) Caitlin January, (7) Katelyn Sheldon, (8) Ruth O’Beirne, (9) Melissa Wood (10) Christina Laing, (11) Collyn Lovelace, (12) Jessica Rushant, (13) Jody Overduin, (14) Ana Rita Garcia
Activity: Midnight Sun Pipe Band and Bhangra Dance will be fused together.
¶¶ Song/Music:
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: This is live music)


7:30 PM – MC RP Singh (The Hibernation and Bhangra Combo)

Who: Jordan Patrick, Sarah Waters, Jerome McIntyre, Anne-Marie Lemaire from The Hibernation Band. Bhangra dance will be by Gurdeep Pandher and Veronique Lachance.
Activity: Bhangra Dancers will dance to Live The Hibernation Band music.
¶¶ Song/Music: ———————
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: this is live music)


7:35 PM – MC RP Singh (Bhangra by Gurdeep and Veronique)

Who: Gurdeep Pandher and Veronique Lachance
Activity – Gurdeep Pandher and Veronique Lachance dance Bhangra to Naag song
¶¶ Song/Music: (04) Naag
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: you guys will play this)


7:45 PM – MC RP Singh (SONG: Singh Naal Jodi, Bhangra Students and Rise, Focus, and Fly will dance together)

Who: (All Rise, Focus, and Fly  Students/ Gurdeep’s Bhangra Students: (1) Hanne Michiels, (2) Amanda O’Connor, (3) Maude Craig, (4) Gurdeep Pandher, (5) Laurence Berube, (6) Caitlin January, (7) Katelyn Sheldon, (8) Ruth O’Beirne, (9) Melissa Wood (10) Christina Laing, (11) Collyn Lovelace, (12) Jessica Rushant, (13) Jody Overduin, (14) Ana Rita Garcia
Activity: Group Bhangra Dance on song Singh Naal Jodi.
¶¶ Song/Music: (05) Singh Naal Jodi.
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: you guys will play this)


7:55 PM – MC RP Singh will announce intermission which will start at 7:55 PM

 

INTERMISSION for 15 minutes (from 7:55 PM to 8:10 PM)

 

8:10 PM – MC RP Singh will come on the stage to invite everyone to rejoin


8:10 PM – MC RP Singh (The Hibernation and Bhangra)

Who: Jordan Patrick, Sarah Waters, Jerome McIntyre, Anne-Marie Lemaire from The Hibernation Band. Gurdeep’s bhangra dance students (1) Hanne Michiels, (2) Amanda O’Connor, (3) Maude Craig, (4) Gurdeep Pandher, (5) Ruth O’Beirne, (6) Ana Rita Garcia
Activity: Bhangra Dancers will dance to Live The Hibernation Band music.
¶¶ Song/Music: ———————
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: this is live music)


8:15 PM – MC RP Singh (SONG: Antenna, Yukon College Bhangra)

Who: Janna van Kessel, Darby McIntyre, Gurdeep Pandher, Véronique Lachance
Activity: Bhangra by Yukon College Students
¶¶ Song/Music: 06-Antenna
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: you guys will play this)


8:20 PM – MC RP Singh (Yukon College YNTEP, Future Teachers, Students Bhangra) 

Who: Thor, Devin, Connor, Dwight, Véronique, Marie, Janvier, Han, Preethy, Gurdeep
Activity: Bhangra by Yukon College YNTEP Students
¶¶ Song/Music: 07-Dhol drum music
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: you guys will play this)


8:25 PM – MC RP Singh (Crooked Folk with song Harvest Home/Frost is All Over and Gurdeep’s students will dance to the tunes)

Who: (Crooked Folks Group Jerome McIntyre, Keitha Clark, BJ MacLean and Marie Gallagher) with Gurdeep’s bhangra dance students (1) Hanne Michiels, (2) Amanda O’Connor, (3) Maude Craig, (4) Gurdeep Pandher, (5) Laurence Berube, (6) Caitlin January, (7) Katelyn Sheldon, (8) Ruth O’Beirne, (9) Melissa Wood (10) Christina Laing, (11) Collyn Lovelace, (12) Jessica Rushant, (13) Jody Overduin, (14) Ana Rita Garcia
Activity: Irish Music and Bhangra will be fused together.
¶¶ Song/Music: Harvest Home/Frost is All Over
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: this is live music)


8:30 PM – Bhangra by Gurdeep and Ana Rita Garcia

Who: Gurdeep Pandher and Ana Rita Garcia
Activity: Bhangra dance
¶¶ Song/Music: 08-Rangla Punjab
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: you guys will play this)


8:35 PM – MC RP Singh (Bhangra and Highland Dance Mashup)

Who: Gurdeep’s bhangra dance students (1) Hanne Michiels, (2) Amanda O’Connor, (3) Maude Craig, (4) Gurdeep Pandher, (5) Laurence Berube, (6) Caitlin January, (7) Katelyn Sheldon, (8) Ruth O’Beirne, (9) Melissa Wood (10) Christina Laing, (11) Collyn Lovelace, (12) Jessica Rushant, (13) Jody Overduin, (14) Ana Rita Garcia and Klondike Highland Dancers.
Activity: Bhangra Dance and Highland Dance will be fused together.
¶¶ Song/Music: 09- Mix-Bhangra-Highland Music
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: you guys will play this)


(Second Video: Old Crow Video Chief Dana and Gurdeep dancing together)


8:40 PM – MC RP Singh (Japanese Taiko Drums and Bhangra)

Who: (Japanese Taiko Drums from Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon (JCAY) with Gurdeep’s bhangra dance students (1) Gurdeep Pandher, (2) Jody Overduin, (3) Ruth O’Beirne, (4) Christina Laing
Activity: Japanese Taiko Drums and Bhangra Mashup
¶¶ Song/Music: Live music
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: this is live music)


8:45 PM – Punjabi Dhol Drum, Bagpipe, and Bhangra

Who: Jerome McIntyre (with Punjabi Dhol Drum) Jordan Patrick (with Bagpipes), and Gurdeep Pandher with Bhangra. Graeme Campbell with dance along in Kilt.
Activity – Bhangra and Punjabi Dhol Drum, Bagpipe, and Bhangra
¶¶ Song/Music: This is live music by musicians on the stage.
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: this is live music)


7:48 PM – Bhangra to Midnight Sun Pipe Band

Who: Midnight Sun Pipe Band and Gurdeep’s bhangra dance students (1) Hanne Michiels, (2) Amanda O’Connor, (3) Maude Craig, (4) Gurdeep Pandher, (5) Laurence Berube, (6) Caitlin January, (7) Katelyn Sheldon, (8) Ruth O’Beirne, (9) Melissa Wood (10) Christina Laing, (11) Collyn Lovelace, (12) Jessica Rushant, (13) Jody Overduin, (14) Ana Rita Garcia
Activity: Midnight Sun Pipe Band and Bhangra Dance will be fused together.
¶¶ Song/Music:
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: This is live music)


8:52 PM – MC RP Singh (SONG: Pind Da Nazara)

Who: Gurdeep’s bhangra dance students (1) Hanne Michiels, (2) Amanda O’Connor, (3) Maude Craig, (4) Gurdeep Pandher, (5) Laurence Berube, (6) Caitlin January, (7) Katelyn Sheldon, (8) Ruth O’Beirne, (9) Melissa Wood (10) Christina Laing, (11) Collyn Lovelace, (12) Jessica Rushant, (13) Jody Overduin, (14) Ana Rita Garcia
Activity: Group Bhangra dance to the song “Pind Da Nazara”.
¶¶ Song/Music: 10-Pind Da Nazara
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: you guys will play this)


8:55 PM –  Grand Finale and Thanks

Who: MC RP Singh will invite all the performers and The Commissioner to the stage. There will be brief all-performers and guests dance on the stage. The audience will be requested to dance along. Photographer Crystal Schick will take group photos and Gurdeep Pandher will be the MC for the last two minutes!

Activity: Closing thanks by Gurdeep Pandher and the people will be requested to join the dance party in the Arts Centre lobby.
¶¶ Song/Music: 11, 12 and maybe 13
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: You guys will play this song when all-performers are dancing)


9:00 PM – 11 PM- DANCE PARTY in Lobby

(With DJ and some fun/casual bagpiping by Midnight Sun Pipe Band in the Arts Centre Lobby + some bonus Dhol drumming by Jerome McIntyre)


Group/Band Members:

Bhangra Dancers

(Leaping Feats):

(1) Hanne Michiels, (2) Amanda O’Connor, (3) Maude Craig, (4) Gurdeep Pandher, (5) Laurence Berube, (6) Caitlin January, (7) Katelyn Sheldon, (8) Ruth O’Beirne, (9) Melissa Wood (10) Christina Laing, (11) Collyn Lovelace, (12) Jessica Rushant, (13) Jody Overduin, (14) Ana Rita Garcia

(Two people dance): Véronique Lachance, Krisandra Reid, Ana Rita Garcia

(Yukon College): Janna van Kessel, Darby McIntyre, Véronique Lachance, Gurdeep Pandher


Crooked Folk

Keitha Clark, BJ MacLean, Jerome McIntyre, Marie Gallagher

Will be playing:

  1. Harvest Home/Frost is All Over
  2. Lewis Blvd (highland dancers)

The Hibernation:

Jordan Patrick Lincez, Sarah Waters, Anne-Marie Lemaire, Jerome McIntyre


Rise, Focus, and Fly (30 Youths):

Coordinators: Valerie Herdes, Michaëla St-Pierre


Klondike Highland Dancers:

Coordinators: Errinlee


Midnight Sun Pipe Band:

Patrick Ross, Jordan Patrick Lincez, Andy McLeod, Brian MacDonald, Britnee Wallace, Bruce Thomson, Dawn Lammer, Finlay McRae, Gerry Piper, Ian Fraser, Ian Angus,  Jesse Dunford, Keitha, Kristina,  Lisa Ross, Mary Beaton, Matt White, Pat Egan, Patricia McClelland, Peter Etherton, Peter Zwikirsch, Ryan Gerolami, Wayne Smyth, Wyatt Dunford


Kilt Dancer (Scottish Highland Dress):

Graeme Campbell


Japanese Drums (Taiko):

Fumi Torigai and his friends from the Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon (JCAY)


Yukon College YNTEP (Future Teachers) Students:

Thor, Devin, Connor, Dwight, Véronique, Marie, Janvier, Han, Preethy, Gurdeep


Other Show Supporting Friends:

MC: RP Singh
DJ: Alec Luna
Stage Manager: Janvier Elysse
Photography: Crystal Schick Photography
Videography: Jake Paleczny
Videography (Second camera): Graydon Keenan
GoPro Camera: Manni Ambarsriya
YAC Sound-Tech: Josh Jansen
YAC Sound/ event Coordinator: Josh Jansen
Lights: Patrick Amyotte
Presenter/Producer: Gurdeep Pandher

Big Announcement: 2019 Bhangra Concert

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Gurdeep Pandher is pleased to announce that the 2019 Bhangra Concert is happening at Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, on Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 7 PM to 9 PM. Immediately after the concert, from 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM, there will be free-style Bhangra dance with DJ Dash in the Arts Centre lobby for the audience to participate and dance along with everyone.

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Running Order for 2018 Bhangra Show

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Bhangra – Dance of Punjab (Abbreviated Running Order)

NOTE: ONLY PERFORMERS SHOULD READ THIS


6:30 PM – 7:00: Before Concert Bhangra Music

by Yukon Arts Centre sound tech team


7:00 PM (Sharp) – Show Starts with Inauguration by MC Jacob Zimmer

Who: Invitation to The Commissioner of Yukon Hon. Madame Angélique Bernard to stage.
Activity:  The Commissioner Madame Bernard will make a one-minute speech show opening speech.


7:03 PM – MC Jacob Zimmer

Who: Invitation to Gurdeep Pandher to say a few words
Activity: Gurdeep will say a few words in just one-minute with Hello, Bonjour, Sat Shiri Akaal and Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh by acknowledging that we are on the traditional territory of Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and say very briefly about the bhangra dance form/brief history and will thank to sponsors, volunteers, students and Yukon Government.
Kama Sava


7:05 PM – MC Jacob Zimmer (SONG: Vanjhali Vaja)

WHO: Gurdeep Pandher and Véronique Lachance
Activity: Group Bhangra Dance
¶¶ Song/Music: (01) Vanjhali Vaja [Van-jh-lee Vaja]
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: you guys will play this)


7:10 PM – MC Jacob Zimmer (Crooked Folk, Highland dance, Bhangra Dance, SONG: Atholl Highlanders)

Who: (Crooked Folks Group Jerome McIntyre, Keitha Clark, BJ MacLean and Simon Crelli) with Brianna Heal doing highland dance (Gurdeep Pandher and will do Bhangra)
Activity: Irish Music, Highland Dance and Bhangra will be fused together.
¶¶ Song/Music: Atholl Highlanders
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: This is live music)


7:15 PM – MC Jacob Zimmer (Bhangra on the song Pagg by EMYS)

Who: Extremely Moving Youth Society
Activity – Bhangra by ONLY Extremely Moving Youth Society students
¶¶ Song/Music: (02) Pagg
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: you guys will play this)


7:20 PM – MC Jacob Zimmer will announce Lianne Cranfield and Gurdeep Pandher Song. 

Who: Gurdeep Pandher and Lianne Cranfield will sing the song. Audrey Sawyer, Véronique Lachance, Panya Lipovsky, and Lorraine Donovan will do Bhangra dancing to the song. 
Activity: Both will sing a live song “When Folks Dance Bhangra” and Gurdeep students will dance Bhangra to the Tunes.
¶¶ Song/Music: (03) When Folks Dance Bhangra (instrumental song)
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: This is half live and half recorded. You guys will play the instrumental song)


First Video: Watson Lake Students Dancing Bhangra on Pink Shirt Day


7:25 PM PM – MC Jacob Zimmer (SONG: Mela by bhangra dance students)

Who: (Audrey Sawyer, Véronique Lachance, Panya Lipovsky, Lorraine Donovan, and Gurdeep Pandher)
Activity: Group Bhangra Dance
¶¶ Song/Music: (04) Mela [Maila]
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: you guys will play this)


Second Video: Bhangra Can-Can Video


7:35 PM – MC Jacob Zimmer (Bhangra and Can-Can Dance Mix)

Who: Gurdeep Pandher, Kultej Gill and Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Can-Can Line.
Activity: Yukon’s Can-Can Dance and Bhangra Dance will be fused together.
¶¶ Song/Music: (05) A-CanCan Donne-Moi une Vie-with-BHANGRA
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: you guys will play this)


7:40 PM – MC Jacob Zimmer (The Hibernation and Bhangra)

Who: Jordan Patrick, Sarah Waters, Jerome McIntyre, Anne-Marie Lemaire from The Hibernation Band. Gurdeep Pandher and Audrey Sawyer from Bhangra Team.
Activity: Bhangra Dancers will dance to Live The Hibernation Band music. 
¶¶ Song/Music: ———————
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: this is live music)


7:45 PM – MC Jacob Zimmer (SONG: Soorma, Bhangra Students and Extremely Moving Youth Society will dance together)

Who: (All EMYS  Students/ All Bhangra Students: (Audrey Sawyer, Véronique Lachance, Panya Lipovsky, Lorraine Donovan, and Gurdeep Pandher)
Activity: Group Bhangra Dance on song Soorma.
¶¶ Song/Music: (06) Soorma.
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: you guys will play this)


7:50 PM – MC Jacob Zimmer (Bhangra by Yukon College Students)

Who: Gurdeep Pandher, Kultej Singh Gill, and Manpreet Singh
Activity – Students from Yukon College will dance Bhangra.
¶¶ Song/Music: (07)-Hu Haal Ve-Kamli-Combined
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: you guys will play this)


(Third Video: Dawson City Video)


7:55 PM – MC Jacob Zimmber will announce intermission which will start at 7:55 PM

 

INTERMISSION for 15 minutes (from 7:55 PM to 8:10 PM).


8:09 PM – MC Jacob Zimmer will come on the stage to invite everyone to rejoin.

8:10 PM – MC will ask Mayor Dan Curtis make his 2-minute speech.


(Fourth Video: Hockey Bhangra)


8:15 PM – Hockey Bhangra

Who: Whitehorse Minor Hockey Team (With Coach Mike Nemeth, Coach Kirk Price, Hockey Students and Good Deeds Yukon) and Gurdeep Pandher
Activity: Whitehorse Minor Hockey will dance Bhangra with Gurdeep Pandher
¶¶ Song/Music: 08-Ice-Hockey-Bhangra
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: you guys will play this)


8:20 PM – MC Jacob Zimmer (Crooked Folk, Highland dance, Bhangra Dance, SONG: Star of Munster (Jerome on Bodran) and Drowsy Maggie (Jerome on Dhol)

Who: (Crooked Folks Group Jerome McIntyre, Keitha Clark, BJ MacLean and Simon Crelli) with (Gurdeep Pandher, Shyloh van Delft, Audrey Sawyer, Véronique Lachance, Panya Lipovsky will do Bhangra)
Activity: Irish Music, Highland Dance and Bhangra will be fused together.
¶¶ Song/Music: Star of Munster and Drowsy Maggie
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: this is live music)


8:25 PM – MC Jacob Zimmer (Bhangra and Can-Can Dance Mix)

Who: Gurdeep Pandher, Audrey Sawyer, Véronique Lachance, Panya Lipovsky, and Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Can-Can Line.
Activity: Yukon’s Can-Can Dance and Bhangra Dance will be fused together.
¶¶ Song/Music: 09-B-CanCan Can Can-with-BHANGRA
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: you guys will play this)


8:30 PM – MC Jacob Zimmer (SONG: Smile, Yukon College Bhangra)

Who: Shyloh van Delft and Gurdeep Pandher.
Activity: Bhangra by Yukon College Student.
¶¶ Song/Music: 10-Smile
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: you guys will play this)


(Fifth Video: Sometimes Days are Long, Sometimes Nights)


8:35 PM – MC Jacob Zimmer (SONG: Pagg Dian Pooniyan)

Who: Gurdeep Pandher and Véronique Lachance
Activity: Group dance to the song “Pagg Dian Pooniyan”.
¶¶ Song/Music: 11-Pagg-Diyan-Pooniya
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: you guys will play this)


8:40 PM – MC Jacob Zimmer (The Hibernation and Bhangra)

Who: Jordan Patrick, Sarah Waters, Jerome McIntyre, Anne-Marie Lemaire from The Hibernation Band. Gurdeep Pandher and Panya Lipovsky from Bhangra Team.
Activity: Bhangra Dancers will dance to Live The Hibernation Band music. 
¶¶ Song/Music: ———————
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: this is live music)


8:45 PM – MC Jacob Zimmer (Punjabi-French Short Play “Titanic-2”)

Who: Gurdeep Pandher and Véronique Lachance
Activity: Entertaining Mini-Play in Punjabi, French and English
¶¶ Song/Music: (1) Punjabi-French-Play-1-French-Music, (2) Punjabi-French-Play-2-Bollywood-Music (3) Punjabi-French-Play-3-Titanic-Music
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: There is a folder named “Titanic-2-Short-Play” where you will see 3 files. You will play these 3 files according to the acts in the play)


(Sixth Video: EMR Bhangra Video)


8:50 PM – Punjabi Dhol Drum, Bagpipe, and Bhangra

Who: Jerome McIntyre (with Punjabi Dhol Drum) Jordan Patrick (with Bagpipes), and Gurdeep Pandher with Bhangra.
Activity – Bhangra and Punjabi Dhol Drum, Bagpipe, and Bhangra
¶¶ Song/Music: This is live music by musicians on the stage.
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: this is live music)


9:00 PM – MC Jacob Zimmer will invite Yukon’s Deputy Premier Hon. Ranj Pillai to make a 2-minute speech.

Who: Deputy Premier Hon. Ranj Pillai
Activity – The Commissioner will make one-minute long speech.
¶¶ Song/Music: No Music Required.
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: No Music Required.)


9:05 PM – MC Jacob Zimmer will invite all the performers and The Commissioner, The Minister and The Mayor, and Elizabeth Hanson (Opposition Leader in the Assembly) to the stage. There will be brief all-performers and guests dance dance on the stage. Audience will be requested to dance along. Photographer Christian Kuntz will take group photos and Gurdeep Pandher will be the MC for last two-minutes!

Closing thank you to all!

Activity: Closing thanks by Gurdeep Pandher and the people will be requested to join the dance party in the Arts Centre lobby.
¶¶ Song/Music: Virsa
¶¶ (NOTE TO YAC SOUND TECH: You guys will play this song when all-performers are dancing)


9:10 PM –🕺💃 DANCE PARTY 💃🕺
(With DJ Daniel Ashley)


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MC: Jacob Zimmer (Artistic Director from Nakai Theatre)
DJ: Daniel Ashley AKA DJ DASH (Dash Music)
Stage Manager: Jeff Wolosewich (From The Dark Fruits)
Photography: Christian Kuntz Photography
Videography: Naomi Hajian
Videography (Second camera): Marten Berkman
YAC Sound-Tech: Mike Wilson – mike.wilson@yac.ca
YAC Sound/ event Coordinator: Josh Jansen – josh.jansen@yac.ca
Lights: Christopher Ross
Presenter/Producer: Gurdeep Pandher


Bhangra Show -2018

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Gurdeep Pandher is pleased and honoured to announce that the Bhangra Show is happening at Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse on December 18, 2018. When there is cold season around, we warm up the Christmas spirit with high-energy Bhangra moves. We bring delights and make faces smile. Not only we celebrate the Sikh cultural dance in the Yukon, but also bring all other cultures together. Being “inclusive, open and doing things together” is our strength.


Composition/Line-Up:-

Like previous two shows, this Year’s show will also feature Gurdeep Pandher and his dance students as lead performers. On the top of that, created by the Yukon locals, there will be many great world-class blends, which are highlighted below:-

  1. Bhangra to Irish-Celtic music by the band “Crooked Folk” (Jerome McIntyre, Keitha Clark, BJ MacLean and Simon Crelli)
  2. Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Can Can Line Dancers and Bhangra Dancers’ Mix Dance
  3. Bhangra with Extremely Moving Youth Society (30 EMYS students dancing together)
  4. Indigenous Dance with Bhangra mix
  5. Bhangra by Yukon College Students (Shyloh van Delft, Kultej Singh Gill, and Manpreet Singh).
  6. Bhangra and Highland Mix Dance with highland dancer Brianna Heal, Crooked Folk (music) and Gurdeep Pandher (Bhangra).
  7. Entertaining Mini-Play in Punjabi, French and English (By: Gurdeep Pandher and Véronique Lachance)
  8. Bhangra with the band “The Hibernation” (Jordan Patrick, Sarah Waters, Jerome McIntyre, Anne-Marie Lemaire)
  9. Live song “When Folks Dance Bhangra” by Gurdeep Pandher and Lianne Cranfield.
  10. Jerome McIntyre (with Punjabi Dhol Drum) Jordan Patrick (with Bagpipes) – Gurdeep and students Bhangra.
  11. Free-style dance with DJ
  12. Bhangra by staff from the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources (Government of Yukon)
  13. Bhangra with Whitehorse Minor Hockey Team (With Coach Mike Nemeth, Hockey Students and Good Deeds Yukon)
  14. Whitehorse’s Christmas Garbage Truck Santa (Wayne Henderson) is also a great part of the Bhangra concert🎅! He will be dancing on the stage and add Christmas colours to the show.
  15. Bhangra videos on large screen

MC: Jacob Zimmer (Artistic Director from Nakai Theatre)
DJ: Daniel Ashley AKA DJ DASH (Dash Music)
Stage Manager: Jeff Wolosewich (From The Dark Fruits)
Photography: Christian Kuntz Photography
Videography: Naomi Hajian
Videography (Second camera): Marten Berkman
YAC Sound-Tech: Mike Wilson – mike.wilson@yac.ca
YAC Sound/ event Coordinator: Josh Jansen – josh.jansen@yac.ca
Lights: Christopher Ross
Presenter/Producer: Gurdeep Pandher

We will have approximately 90 local performers in the show. Blended with many other Yukon cultures, it will be a culturally-rich concert showing the vibrant Yukon diversity.

The Commissioner of Yukon Hon. Madame Angélique Bernard, Yukon’s Deputy Premier Hon. Ranj Pillai, and Mayor of Whitehorse Hon. Dan Curtis are going to attend the concert. They all will make brief speeches. The Deputy Premier will bring the message of the Premier Sandy Silver to the show.

The show-items and line-up will be updated the way we progress towards the show date!


Date and Place:-

  • Venue: Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon
  • Show Date: Dec 18, 2018 (Tuesday)
  • Doors Open: 6:30 PM
  • Show Start Time: 7:00 PM (Sharp)

Tickets:-

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NOTES:-

  1. Yukon College students must buy tickets in person from the Arts Centre Box Office by showing their student ID).
  2. Tickets are available at Yukon Arts Centre, Arts Underground and YukonTickets.com.

Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Can Can Line Dancers and Gurdeep Pandher
Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Can Can Line Dancers and Gurdeep Pandher


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  1. IF ATTENDING, PLEASE RSVP AT OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE!
  2. Please continue checking Gurdeep.ca for updated information!

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Dawson City Shiver Fest

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On January 27th, Dawson City residents proved that they just love dancing! It was wonderful to present the bhangra workshop and then to perform at 2018 Shiver Fest organized by Dawson’s Shiver arts society. Thank you all for participating! Thank you, Monique Chatterton, for being my co-performer. Thank you, Erika MarziBoddie, for including my work in your amazing festival!

Photos by: Nate Jones

We did it

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Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

“Bhangra – Dance of Punjab 2017” concert in Whitehorse, Yukon was amazingly successful and wonderful! Inspired by our slogan “Diversity Over Division”, we have put together a show displaying that we can do things together!

We presented a show displaying that we can do things together! It was a fully Made-in-Yukon show. We had 90 performers, all Yukoners and 350 people came to watch it in the middle of busy December month.

And we showcased harmony in the Yukon diversity! We presented our Sikh-Punjabi culture in an exquisitely beautiful way and also blended it with many other Yukon cultures and arts. And we all did it together. We presented many arts from bhangra to Fiddleheads tunes, Celtic bhangra with Crooked folk, bhangra by the Yukon youth from EMYS, bhangra by Yukon College staff, bhangra-blues fusion mix dance, and many more things. We also screened 4 Yukon made viral bhangra videos. The mayor Mr. Dan Curtis learned once again on the stage how to wear a Sikh turban. We also had bhangra dance party after the concert. And thorough this show, the Yukon gave a great message to the world that “Diversity is over division” and we all are one.

And we succeeded in delivering the core message of acceptance of all the styles, choices, ideas, and diversity to the world, right from our Yukon stage!

Thank you, Keitha Clark, Jerome McIntyre, Bj MacLean, Monique Chatterton, Krisandra Dawn, Mayor Dan Curtis, Amanda Fraser, Katie Lynn, Mellisa Murray, Daniel Ashley from Dash Root Sellers, Matt Jacques, Jake Paleczny, Josh Jansen, Geny Mangilog, Lianne Cranfield, Matt King, Lee Carruthers, Emily Payne, Jenn Redvers, Janna van Kessel, Nisa Falkiner, MaryAnn Ferguson, Jordan Patrick, Minister Jeanie Dendys, Shana Ermatinger, Jessica McNabb, Yukon College students, volunteers, community members, YAC Staff, Yukon Government, friends, family, and everybody! Enjoy the photos!

~ Gurdeep Pandher

Tonight’s Bhangra dance concert here in Whitehorse embodied the words, ‘Diversity Over Division’. Gurdeep (in collaboration with dozens of members of our awesome community) created a beautiful celebration that encourages diversity through the universal language of dance. I’m still smiling—and dancing! ~ Grace Snider

Note: Click onto a photo to view it in its actual size!

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

 

Diversity Over Division. Amazing week with the Winter Show in Ghùch Tlâ Community school in the tagish community in Carcross and also the Bhangra and diversity show of my friend Gurdeep Singh Pandher at the Yukon Art Center. Do you know a place which you can see a Mayor dancing bhangra and wear a turban? In Yukon. Of course! ~ Véronique Lachance

Abbreviated Running Order – Dec 14, 2017

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Bhangra – Dance of Punjab (Abbreviated Running Order)

NOTE: ONLY PERFORMERS SHOULD READ THIS


6:30 PM – 7:00: Before Concert Bhangra Music by Yukon Arts Centre sound tech team


7:00 PM – Show Starts with Inauguration by MC Daniel Ashley

with his invitation to Hon. Jeanie Dendys, Minister of Tourism and Culture, to make a two-minute show-opening speech.


7:03 PM – MC Daniel Ashley

with his invitation to Gurdeep Pandher to say a few words

Gurdeep will say a few words in just one-minute with Sat Shiri Akaal and Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh by acknowledging that we are on the traditional territory of Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and say very briefly about the bhangra dance form/brief history and will thank to sponsors, volunteers, New Canadian Event Fund, Yukon Government.


7:04 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (SONG: Vanjhali Vaja)

7:04 PM – Group Bhangra Dance on song Vanjhali Vaja [Van-jh-lee Vaja] (Monique Chatterton, Amanda Fraser, Krisandra Reid,  Geny Mangilog, Lianne Cranfield, and Gurdeep Pandher).


7:07 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (Crooked Folk/ SONG: butterfly, traditional)

Gurdeep Pandher and Krisandra Reid will do bhangra dance to the tunes. 

7:09 PM – Bhangra on Irish/Scottish Music with band Crooked folk on song butterfly (traditional)


7:13 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (Bhangra on the song Pagg by EMYS)

7:15 PM – Bhangra by ONLY Extremely Moving Youth Society on the song Pagg


7:19 PM – Bhangra with Fiddleheads by Keitha Clark (SONG: Skittles at Buckley Bay with highland dancers)

7:21 PM – Song name Skittles at Buckley Bay (with highland dancers) and Gurdeep Pandher and Monique Chatterton will join from bhangra side. 


First Video: Stephanie Dixon and Gurdeep Pandher


7:25 PM PM – MC Daniel Ashley (SONG: Maahi Mera by bhangra dance students)

7:27 PM – Group Bhangra Dance on song Maahi Mera [Maahi Mera] (Monique Chatterton, Amanda Fraser, Krisandra Reid,  Geny Mangilog, and Gurdeep Pandher)


7:31 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (Bhangra and Blues-Fusion Mix Dance, SONG: Bottom of the River)

7:33 PM – Bhangra and Blues-Fusion Mix Dance, SONG: Bottom of the River (Performed by Emily Payne, Monique Chatterton, Gurdeep Pandher, and Jennifer Redvers)


7:38 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (Crooked Folk/ Traditional Irish and Scottish: Jim Wards/Merrily Kiss the Quaker with Matt King on Bass)

Gurdeep Pandher and Krisandra Reid will do bhangra dance to the tunes.

7:40 PM – Bhangra on Irish/Scottish Music with band Crooked folk on song Jim Wards/Merrily Kiss the Quaker (w Matt King on Bass).


7:45 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (SONG: Pagg, Bhangra Students and EMYS will dance together)

7:46 PM – Group Bhangra Dance on song Pagg (All EMYS  Students/ All Bhangra Students: Monique Chatterton, Amanda Fraser, Krisandra Reid,  Geny Mangilog, and Gurdeep Pandher).


7:49 PM – MC Daniel Ashley will announce intermission which will start at 7:50 PM

INTERMISSION for 20 minutes (from 7:50 PM to 8:10 PM).


(Second Video: Bhangra-Fiddleheads)


8:10 PM – MC Daniel Ashley will come on the start invite everyone to rejoin. 

8:11 PM – Bhangra with Fiddleheads by Keitha Clark on King George the IV Strathspey (with Brianna Heal doing highland dance and Gurdeep Pandher doing bhangra dance)

8:12 PM – Group Bhangra Dance on song King George the IV Strathspey (with Brianna Heal doing highland dance and Gurdeep Pandher doing bhangra dance)


8:16 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (SONG: Antenna, Yukon College Bhangra)

8:18 PM – Bhangra by Yukon College Students on song Antenna by Janna van Kessel, Nisa Falkiner, MaryAnn Ferguson, and Gurdeep Pandher.


8:22 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (Crooked Folk, SONG: Gravelwalk)

Gurdeep Pandher and Krisandra Reid will now do bhangra dance to the tunes. Previous plan was for all the students.

8:24 PM – Bhangra on Irish/Scottish Music with band Crooked folk on song Gravelwalk


(Third Video: Air North Bhangra Video)


8:28 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (SONG: Bhangra Meets Irish Dance)

8:30 PM – Group dance on “Bhangra Meets Irish Dance” by Monique Chatterton, Amanda Fraser, Krisandra Reid,  Geny Mangilog, and Gurdeep Pandher


8:34 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (Fiddleheads, SONG: Swallow Tail Jig)

Gurdeep Pandher and Krisandra Reid will do bhangra dance to the tunes.

8:36 PM – Bhangra to Fiddleheads tune called Swallow Tail Jig


8:40 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (Bhangra and Blues-Fusion Mix Dance, SONG: None of us are Free)

8:42 PM – Bhangra and Blues-Fusion Mix Dance, SONG: None of us are Free (Performed by Emily Payne, Monique Chatterton, Gurdeep Pandher, and Jennifer Redvers)


(Fourth Video: Mayoral Turban Fitting Goes Viral)


8:50 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (Bhangra by Mayor Dan Curtis)

8:52 PM – Recreation of viral video with Mayor Dan Curits


9:00 PM – MC Daniel Ashley will invite all the performers to the stage. Photographer Matt Jacques will take group photos.

Closing thank you to all! 

9:05 PM – Closing thanks by Gurdeep Pandher and the people will be requested to join the dance party in the Arts Centre lobby.


9:10 PM – 💃🤸‍♂️💃 DANCE PARTY 💃🤸‍♂️🕺
(With DJ Daniel Ashley)

 

 

Timeline or Running Order – Dec 14, 2017 – Arts Centre

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Poster: Bhangra - Dance of Punjab 2017

Bhangra – Dance of Punjab

Bhangra is the folk-dance of Punjab. Before Britishers made India their colony, Punjab was an independent Sikh country with its capital in Lahore under the king Majaraja Ranjit Singh. In 1849, Punjab became a part of India and it was the last territory to fall under the British rule. The dance is pure reflection of Sikh and Punjabi culture and traditions for centuries. Due to this culture’s strong connections with agriculture life, so this dance has roots in farms, crops, and villages. After harvesting their crops, after all their hard work, after they were done with everything, people in Punjab used to dance this (to show) a sense of accomplishment and happiness. So, for hundreds of years,  due to hard-working farming life of that time, this dance had been developed as a hard-core tough dance to showcase strength and immense joy. Due to this element, nowadays a lot of people dance bhangra for high-energy workouts and rigorous physical exercises. Originally it was a purely men’s dance, however with the time women also started embracing it and nowadays men and women both dance it. It is heavily present in the Sikh and Punjabi culture, weddings, parties, and all kinds of celebrations. With passing of time, bhangra has evolved from farming life and villages and reached everywhere to big cities and modern metro life. Nowadays, bhangra music and dance is also seen predominantly in Bollywood movies and other kinds of big musical fusions. Many people go to bhangra sessions just to stay healthy, fit and as the best alternative to gym. Despite the evolution with time, bhangra succeeded maintaining the core elements of the dance of joy, the dance of happiness, dance of good health, and the dance of productivity.

6:30 PM – 7:00: Before Concert Bhangra Music by Yukon Arts Centre sound tech team


7:00 PM – Show Starts with Inauguration by MC Daniel Ashley

with his invitation to Hon. Jeanie Dendys, Minister of Tourism and Culture, to make a two-minute show-opening speech.


7:03 PM – MC Daniel Ashley

with his invitation to Gurdeep Pandher to say a few words

Gurdeep will say a few words in just one-minute by acknowledging that we are on the traditional territory of Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and say very briefly about the bhangra dance form/brief history and will thank to sponsors and volunteers- New Canadian Event Fund, Yukon Government and volunteers.


7:04 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (SONG: Vanjhali Vaja)

(The opening song is based on a branch of bhangra, which is known as Jhoomar (Informally known as slow bhangra). Bhangra dance from Punjab has many branches, which allow for the expression of every kind of feeling. So, Bhangra in the Jhoomar style is danced in order to express the intensity of emotions and often love feelings. In this song, there is a reunion of lovers which takes place in the beginning of the song. Later on, the dance evolves to reflect pure joy. Jhoomar, originally from Sandalbar, Punjab, comprises an important part of Punjab folk heritage. It is a graceful dance, based on a specific Jhoomar rhythm. Dancers circle around a drum player while singing a soft chorus. In this song, Gurdeep and students are going to dance jhoomar on a popular Punjabi song Vanjhali Vaja. This song was sung by famous Punjabi singer Amrinder Gill. Along with Gurdeep Pandher, students from his school of bhangra dance group Monique Chatterton, Amanda Fraser, Krisandra Reid,  Geny Mangilog, Lianne Cranfield, Gurdeep Pandher will perform in the group dance.

7:04 PM – Group Bhangra Dance on song Vanjhali Vaja [Van-jh-lee Vaja] (Monique Chatterton, Amanda Fraser, Krisandra Reid,  Geny Mangilog, Lianne Cranfield, and Gurdeep Pandher).

Only Sound Crew Should Read This Line: Song # 01-Vanjhali Vaja


7:07 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (Crooked Folk/ SONG: butterfly, traditional)

The idea of creating fusion of Bhangra with Irish/Scottish music was born at a downtown Whitehorse kitchen. When some musicians were playing the Irish/Scottish music, Gurdeep spontaneously started dancing bhangra to those tunes. Some other friends joined him too. That whole setup/combination looked so great and well synchronized that all of them decided to carry that on. Now that newly born baby in that kitchen in the late fall of 2015 is two-year old and has grown up as Scottish/Irish – Punjabi Bhangra fusion. They also thought that this cool blending of two sides of the world would also connect east and west together. The traditional Irish and Scottish set Music will be played by the band Crooked Folk with members with members Keitha Clark with fiddle, Jerome McIntyre with bodhran/cajon, and Bj MacLean with guitar. Gurdeep Pandher and his dance partner Krisandra Reid will do bhangra dance to the tunes. 

(Note: Some other bhangra students may also join)

7:09 PM – Bhangra on Irish/Scottish Music with band Crooked folk on song butterfly (traditional)


7:13 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (Bhangra on the song Pagg by EMYS)

Bhangra connection with Extremely Moving Youth Society originated during Clare Ness’s wedding in 2916, when the dance teacher Michelle FisherMayr invited Gurdeep Pandher to teach bhangra to her young students at Leaping Feats. After just one class, the connection became solid enough to continue this journey for longer terms. Then Gurdeep trained them to for the Go Nuts 2017 show, where they performed awesome bhangra at Yukon Arts Centre stage. Now bhangra at this bhangra show is second round of this great awesome Gurdeep-Extremely Moving Youth Society connection. 

7:15 PM – Bhangra by Extremely Moving Youth Society on the song Pagg

Only Sound Crew Should Read This Line: Song # 02-Pagg


7:19 PM – Bhangra with Fiddleheads by Keitha Clark (SONG: Skittles at Buckley Bay with highland dancers)

Connection between Keitha Clark’s fiddleheads and Gurdeep’s bhangra started at the same time when the connection between Irish/Scottish music and bhangra started in the Whitehorse kitchen. Keitha Clark was one of the Irish/Scottish musicians when bhangra got connected with those awesome musicians. After the first of show in 2016 at Old Fire Hall, when Irish/Scottish musicians from Crooked Folk played for bhangra show, the conversation between Keitha and Gurdeep continued for more collaborations, which resulted in building an awesome connection between the two. This summer they decided to not only one, but three collaborations, first is the making of awesome bhangra-fiddleheads video, seconds is performing together at this bhangra concert, and third is doing bhangra-barn dance together on January 20 at Old Fire Hall. 

Annie Avery will be on piano.

Then Keitha Clark will be requested to say a few words on this collaboration.

Then Daniel Ashley will announce the first bhangra-fiddleheads collaboration:-

7:21 PM – Song name Skittles at Buckley Bay (with highland dancers) and Gurdeep Pandher and Monique Chatterton will join from bhangra side. 


First Video: Stephanie Dixon and Gurdeep Pandher

Only Sound Crew Should Read This Line: Video # 01-Stephanie Dixon and Gurdeep Pandher


7:25 PM PM – MC Daniel Ashley (SONG: Maahi Mera by bhangra dance students)

Next song is a pure love song, set in traditional Punjabi folklore. A loving husband dreams about his beautiful wife and tells her when she would wear ankle jewelry, even when she would walk, it will look as she is dancing in the village. The name of the song is Maahi Mera, which means ‘my loving partner’.  Gurdeep and students from his bhangra dance school Monique Chatterton, Amanda Fraser, Krisandra Reid,  Geny Mangilog, and Gurdeep Pandher will do a group dance on this song.

7:27 PM – Group Bhangra Dance on song Maahi Mera [Maahi Mera] (Monique Chatterton, Amanda Fraser, Krisandra Reid,  Geny Mangilog, and Gurdeep Pandher)

Only Sound Crew Should Read This Line: Song # 03-Maahi Mera


7:31 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (Bhangra and Blues-Fusion Mix Dance, SONG: Bottom of the River)

The idea of combining bhangra dance with Blues-Fusion dance is a Yukon novelty, never happened anywhere else in the world so far. The whole process of blending these two forms of dances started when friendship between two dancing Yukon souls Gurdeep Pandher and Emily Payne became friends. Emily hosts monthly Blues-Fusion sessions at her place which provided fertile ground to grow the seed of this idea.

7:33 PM – Bhangra and Blues-Fusion Mix Dance, SONG: Bottom of the River (Performed by Emily Payne, Monique Chatterton, Gurdeep Pandher, and Jennifer Redvers)

Only Sound Crew Should Read This Line: Song # 07-Bottom-Of-River-PunjabiMix


7:38 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (Crooked Folk/ Traditional Irish and Scottish: Jim Wards/Merrily Kiss the Quaker with Matt King on Bass)

Gurdeep Pandher and  Monique Chatterton with Bhangra dance and Crooked Folk musicians with the Traditional Irish and Scottish Set music will charm you again with their great blend on the song Jim Wards/Merrily Kiss the Quaker (w Matt King on Bass) by Keitha Clark with fiddle, Jerome McIntyre with bodhran/cajon, and Bj MacLean with guitar. 

Gurdeep Pandher and Krisandra Reid will do bhangra dance to the tunes.

7:40 PM – Bhangra on Irish/Scottish Music with band Crooked folk on song Jim Wards/Merrily Kiss the Quaker (w Matt King on Bass).


7:45 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (SONG: Pagg, Bhangra Students and EMYS will dance together)

Next song is a golden song. Everyone loves the song due to its nice dancing uplifting beat. The dance of absolute joy and pure happiness. The name of the song is Pagg [Pag] which means ‘turban’ in English. Along with its beautiful beat, this song also offers a great message to men from Sikh and Punjabi culture by reminding them that the turban is their precious treasure and they should not forget wearing it. Also, the song explores other traditions of richness in Punjabi culture in a unique musical way. This song was made on two beautiful Punjabi musical instruments Sarangi and Dhol, which produce joyous beat, perfect for bhangra dancing. Famous Punjabi singer Ravinder Grewal sang this song. 

The bhangra dance is part of his Sikh and Punjabi culture, and he was born into it, so on and off, Gurdeep has been dancing bhangra for his whole life. Daniel Ashley and Gurdeep will have some brief and funny discussion on stage before the beginning of the song. 

7:46 PM – Group Bhangra Dance on song Pagg (All EMYS  Students/ All Bhangra Students: Monique Chatterton, Amanda Fraser, Krisandra Reid,  Geny Mangilog, and Gurdeep Pandher).

Only Sound Crew Should Read This Line: Song # 02-Pagg


7:49 PM – MC Daniel Ashley will announce intermission which will start at 7:50 PM

INTERMISSION for 20 minutes (from 7:50 PM to 8:10 PM).


(Second Video: Bhangra-Fiddleheads)

Only Sound Crew Should Read This Line: Video #02-Gurdeep-Fiddleheads


8:10 PM – MC Daniel Ashley will come on the start invite everyone to rejoin. 

8:11 PM – Bhangra with Fiddleheads by Keitha Clark on King George the IV Strathspey (with Brianna Heal doing highland dance and Gurdeep Pandher doing bhangra dance)

Next performance is Bhangra with Fiddleheads by Keitha Clark on King George the IV Strathspey in which Brianna Heal will do highland dance and Gurdeep Pandher will do bhangra dance.

8:12 PM – Group Bhangra Dance on song King George the IV Strathspey (with Brianna Heal doing highland dance and Gurdeep Pandher doing bhangra dance)


8:16 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (SONG: Antenna, Yukon College Bhangra)

In January 2017, Yukon College decided to host Gurdeep Pandher’s bhangra classes during lunch hours, which continued until now. Those classes allowed Yukon College students to have some wonderful understanding of the world of bhangra dancing. When Yukon College students learning bhangra dance, when why not they should not perform at the stage? So, all this started the exploration of idea of the College participants performing at the stage. And here they are. Please welcome to the stage, Janna van Kessel, Nisa Falkiner, MaryAnn Ferguson, and their teacher Gurdeep Pandher. 

8:18 PM – Bhangra by Yukon College Students on song Antenna by Janna van Kessel, Nisa Falkiner, MaryAnn Ferguson, and Gurdeep Pandher.

Only Sound Crew Should Read This Line: Song # 06-Antenna


8:22 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (Crooked Folk, SONG: Gravelwalk)

The traditional Irish and Scottish set Music will be played by the band Crooked Folk with members with members Keitha Clark with fiddle, Jerome McIntyre with bodhran/cajon, and Bj MacLean with guitar and they will play the tunes called “Gravelwalk”. Gurdeep Pandher and his dance students (Monique Chatterton, Amanda Fraser, Krisandra Reid,  Geny Mangilog, and Gurdeep Pandher) will do bhangra dance to the tunes.

8:24 PM – Bhangra on Irish/Scottish Music with band Crooked folk on song Gravelwalk


(Third Video: Air North Bhangra Video)

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8:28 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (SONG: Bhangra Meets Irish Dance)

The idea behind creating this piece originated out of conversations between Gurdeep Pandher and Melanie Hackett who is a famous Irish dancer. She even participated in world Irish Dancing Championships. During the late spring of 2017, when the news of creating divisions by some political leaders were everywhere, Melanie and Gurdeep decided to combine this dance to bring two forms of dance together to spread the message of unity and togetherness. Gurdeep Pandher wrote the song, famous Yukon singer Sarah MacDougall became Gurdeep’s co-signer and then Melanie and Gurdeep danced to the tunes and made a video, which is known as “Bhangra Meets Irish Dance”.

8:30 PM – Group dance on “Bhangra Meets Irish Dance” by Monique Chatterton, Amanda Fraser, Krisandra Reid,  Geny Mangilog, and Gurdeep Pandher

Only Sound Crew Should Read This Line: Song # 05-Bhangra-Meets-Irish-Dance


8:34 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (Fiddleheads, SONG: Swallow Tail Jig)

Kietha Clark will be back on the stage with her group’s tune Swallow Tail Jig.

Gurdeep Pandher and Krisandra Reid will do bhangra dance to the tunes.

8:36 PM – Bhangra to Fiddleheads tune called Swallow Tail Jig


8:40 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (Bhangra and Blues-Fusion Mix Dance, SONG: None of us are Free)

Mix bhangra dance and blues-fusion dance, the collaboration between Emily Payne and Gurdeep Pandher, performed by  Emily Payne, Monique Chatterton, Gurdeep Pandher, and Jennifer Redvers)

8:42 PM – Bhangra and Blues-Fusion Mix Dance, SONG: None of us are Free (Performed by Emily Payne, Monique Chatterton, Gurdeep Pandher, and Jennifer Redvers)

Only Sound Crew Should Read This Line: Song # 08-None-of-us-are-free-PunjabiMix


(Fourth Video: Mayoral Turban Fitting Goes Viral)

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8:50 PM – MC Daniel Ashley (Bhangra by Mayor Dan Curtis)

The video made by Dan Curits and Gurdeep Pandher in January 2017 went viral and viewed by over a million people in just one day. Next day, the video was published by BBC News where 12 million people watched it. The video was also re-broadcasted by CBC News, The Globe and Mail, USA Today, Canadian Press and many other international media in Australia, India, etc. Even Russia’s state media published the video on their network. Dan Curtis happily agreed to recreate viral turban and bhangra dance video on the stage during bhangra concert on December 14, 2017.

8:52 PM – Recreation of viral video with Mayor Dan Curits


9:00 PM – MC Daniel Ashley will invite all the performers to the stage. Photographer Matt Jacques will take group photos.

Closing thank you to all! 

9:05 PM – Closing thanks by Gurdeep Pandher and the people will be requested to join the dance party in the Arts Centre lobby.


9:10 PM – 💃🤸‍♂️💃 DANCE PARTY 💃🤸‍♂️🕺
(With DJ Daniel Ashley)

There will be dance party immediately after the bhangra show in the Arts Centre lobby. DJ Daniel Ashley will play dance music for you 💃🤸‍♂️🕺💃

The item is what everyone is expecting, free-style big bhangra jam. Everyone is going to join for the free style BIG GROUP Bhangra or any dance form of dance you know. Gurdeep Pandher, All Students, All Musicians, MC on two non-stop bhangra songsThese both songs has powerful dhol beat, which will make everyone to dance. 


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Lineups:-


Crooked Folk

  1. Keitha Clark with fiddle
  2. Jerome McIntyre with bodhran/cajon
  3. Bj MacLean with guitar

Bhangra Dance

  1. Monique Chatterton
  2. Amanda Fraser
  3. Veronique Lachance
  4. Geny Mangilog
  5. Gurdeep Pandher
  6. Léa Roy Bernatchez
  7. Lianne Cranfield
  8. Krisandra Reid

Extremely Moving Youth Society (EMYS) Lineup:-

  1. Balsillie, Keltie
  2. Clennett, Destiny
  3. Cooper, Yovana
  4. Daniels, Natalie
  5. Dieckmann, Taylor
  6. Fahr, Jordan
  7. Harries, Adele
  8. Hill, Jenny
  9. Kaszycki, Charlotte
  10. Lam, Jessica
  11. Mcmanus, Maeve
  12. Ohlin, Kaydence
  13. Poulter, Ryann
  14. Quaile, Teighan
  15. Toews, Ada
  16. Wilks, Lydia
  17. Arsenault, Monica
  18. Bartsch, Jessie
  19. Birss, Aura-Leigh
  20. Gordon, Kaylee
  21. Johnston, Qiarrah
  22. Meurer-Mills, Lucia
  23. Organ, Chelsie
  24. Perreault, Emilie
  25. Riske, Gwen
  26. Stilwell, Noelle
  27. Anderson, Nataley
  28. Balderas, Alycia
  29. McKone, Caileigh
  30. Munro, Charlotte
  31. Rost van Tonningen, Julianne
  32. Twigge, Isabella
  33. Underhill, Zoe

Fiddleheads Lineup:-

Teacher/Founder: Keitha Clark
Piano: Annie Avery
Bass: Matt King

Student Fiddle Players:-

  1. Helen
  2. Kate
  3. Asha
  4. Sadie
  5. Tess
  6. Min
  7. Sascha
  8. Menna
  9. Lucy
  10. Lydia
  11. Aniela
  12. Alex
  13. Kalia
  14. Tori
  15. Brenna
  16. Callah
  17. Sylvie
  18. Selene
  19. Jack
  20. Liam
  21. Finnian
  22. Ava
  23. Adelle
  24. Owen K.
  25. Leo
  26. Sabine
  27. Taryn
  28. Owen H
  29. Kale
  30. Morel
  31. Maggie
  32. Maelle
  33. Mark
  34. Scott
  35. Ludovic
  36. Doug

Yukon College:-

  1. Janna van Kessel
  2. Nisa Falkiner
  3. MaryAnn Ferguson

Bhangra and Blues-Fusion Mix Dance

  1. Emily Payne
  2. Monique Chatterton
  3. Jennifer Redvers

Highland Dance

Brianna Heal


Master of Ceremonies

Daniel Ashley


Stage Manager

Jordan Patrick


Special Bhangra

Mayor Dan Curtis


Support Crew

Photography: Matt Jacques
Video: Jake Paleczny/ Lee Carruthers
Sound: Mike Wilson
Sound/ Event Coordinator: Josh Jansen
Lights: Jess McNabb
Yukon Arts Centre Contacts: Matt Poushinsky, Shana Ermatinger