Energy, Mines and Resources (Government of Yukon) Speech on Happiness by Gurdeep Pandher

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During the All Staff Meeting/Christmas Party of Department of Energy, Mines and Resources (Government of Yukon) in Whitehorse (Yukon, Canada), Gurdeep Pandher’s speech on the subject “Happiness in the Workplace and Life”. Then everybody danced Bhangra together to express their happiness!

Experts say dance-workouts should be a part of every morning routine at workplaces to increase productivity and happiness of the staff. Do you agree?

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YouTube Link:- https://youtu.be/XLjROiE6MNg

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Fusion of “Bhangra” and “Can Can Dance” Brings Cultures of World Together

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Bhangra and Can Can Dancers

This happens only in the Yukon, Canada! Gurdeep Pandher and “Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Air North Can Can Line” created a breathtaking fusion of two famous dancing forms “Punjabi Bhangra” and “Can Can Dance”. The video also aims to bring the cultures of the world together.

Originated in France, the can-can (or cancan as in the original French) is a high-energy, physically demanding dance that became a popular music hall dance in the 1840s, continuing in popularity in French cabaret to this day. Originated in Punjab (or Panjab before the British-India era) as the folk-dance of Punjab, Bhangra also is a high-energy and physically demanding dance, which was originally developed by Sikh-Punjabi farmers. Bhangra nowadays is a popular dance form in the Punjabi and Bollywood music-movies scene, parties and Sikh cultural or wedding celebrations.
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/NPlvnx4Cqqk
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Bhangra – Can Can Dance:- Gurdeep Pandher, Audrey Percheron, Valerie Girard, Kate Davidson, Sara McPhee-Knowles
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Bhangra Music:- Gurdeep Pandher
Camera:- Kevin Greenshields / Véronique Lachance
Show Runner:- Lucas Knowles
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A Collaboration between Gurdeep Pandher and Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Air North Can Can Line.

Bhangra and Can Can Dancers
Bhangra and Can Can Dancers

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:-

Click here to buy the tickets

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


Other notes:-

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

Click here to buy the tickets

Theatre in the Bush 2018

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It was amazing to perform “Auditions for Titanic 2” in 2018 Theatre in the Bush.

Photos Credit: Bruce Barrett Photography

Theatre in the Bush | Photo Credit: Bruce Barrett Photography
Theatre in the Bush | Photo Credit: Bruce Barrett Photography

Theatre in the Bush | Photo Credit: Bruce Barrett Photography
Theatre in the Bush | Photo Credit: Bruce Barrett Photography

Theatre in the Bush | Photo Credit: Bruce Barrett Photography
Theatre in the Bush | Photo Credit: Bruce Barrett Photography

Theatre in the Bush | Photo Credit: Bruce Barrett Photography
Theatre in the Bush | Photo Credit: Bruce Barrett Photography

Theatre in the Bush | Photo Credit: Bruce Barrett Photography
Theatre in the Bush | Photo Credit: Bruce Barrett Photography

Theatre in the Bush Wall Tent
Theatre in the Bush Wall Tent

Squamish: Hardwired for Bhangra Adventure

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Squamish is hardwired for adventure! Gurdeep Pandher and Véronique Lachance are hardwired for Bhangra adventure! Watch the dance adventure video, which Gurdeep and Véronique made in the scenic town of Squamish, located on the Sea-to-Sky Highway of British Columbia, Canada! Squamish is also recognized as the “Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada” because of many amazing outdoor activity options available! If you are going to Whistler from Vancouver via road, you cannot miss this beauty! Please share the video if you like it!
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Starring: Gurdeep Pandher and Véronique Lachance
Music/Song: Antenna by Kulwinder Billa

Bhangra in Old Crow

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Wonderful to share Punjabi Bhangra dance with the people of Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.

Do you know there is a place in far-north, where only 250 people live, and where there is no road which connects it to the outside world.

Name of that little village is called Old Crow.

Went to Watson Lake, Haines Junction, Dawson City, and Old Crow to spread happiness of Bhangra dancing.

Wonderful to do it in the far-north community of Old Crow, the world which not connected via a single road to the outside world.

Elders and local unit of RCMP and social services people also came to attend.

Building cultural bridges, bringing East close to far-north, It makes unknown familiar in a wonderful way. Sometimes unknown can be a major root-cause of fear. So let us come closer.

Also, dancing is just good for good mental and physical health. Research shows dancing can improve your mental health by boosting your overall happiness.

It also makes one world.

A big shutout to Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Government (VGFN) making this happen!