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

Les Deuxluxes | Gurdeep Pandher | Bhangra | Diable du printemps

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Les Deuxluxes | Gurdeep Pandher | Anna Frances Meyer et Étienne Barry | Bhangra | Diable du printemps

[English/Punjabi Follows]
Les Deuxluxes et Gurdeep Pandher ont décidé de mélanger danse punjabi Bhangra et musique franco-canadienne. ‎Les Deuxluxes est un band Rock’n’Roll de deux membres (Anna Frances Meyer et Étienne Barry) originaires de Montréal (Québec). Gurdeep Pandher est un auteur et artiste de Bhangra basé à Whitehorse (Yukon). Ensemble, ils ont décidé de combiner leurs arts pour créer une superbe fusion punjabi-québécoise et ainsi rassembler deux cultures canadiennes ensemble. Le Bhangra est une danse populaire originaire du Penjab et est aussi partie intégrante de la culture Sikh. Filmé à Whitehorse, Gurdeep Pandher danse le Bhangra sur la chanson francophone “Diable du printemps”.
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Les Deuxluxes and Gurdeep Pandher blended Punjabi bhangra dance and French Canadian music together. Les Deuxluxes is a Rock’n’Roll two-people band (Anna Frances Meyer and Étienne Barry) from Montréal (Québec). Gurdeep Pandher is a Whitehorse (Yukon) based Bhangra artist and an author. They decided together to combine their arts to create a wonderful Punjabi-Quebecer fusion and bring Canadian cultures together. Bhangra is a folk-dance of Punjab and a great part of the Sikh culture. Filmed in Whitehorse (Yukon), Gurdeep Pandher danced Bhangra to the song “Diable du printemps”, which is a Les Deuxluxes rock song in French language.
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ਕੈਨਡਾ ਭਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਲੋਕ-ਨਾਚ ਭੰਗੜੇ ਦੇ ਪਸਾਰ ਲਈ ਫਰਾਂਸੀਸੀਆਂ ਅਤੇ ਪੰਜਾਬੀਆਂ ਦਾ ਸਾਂਝਾਂ ਉੱਦਮ। ਕੈਨੇਡਾ ਦੇ ਕਿਊਬਿਕ ਸੂਬੇ ਤੋਂ ਮੌਂਟਰੀਅਲ ਸ਼ਹਿਰ ਦੇ ਮਸ਼ਹੂਰ ਸੰਗੀਤਕ ਗਰੁੱਪ “Les Deuxluxes” ਅਤੇ ਗੁਰਦੀਪ ਪੰਧੇਰ ਨੇ ਇਹ ਵੀਡੀਓ ਰਲ਼ ਕੇ ਬਣਾਈ ਹੈ। ਇਸ ਵੀਡੀਓ ਦਾ ਨਿਰਮਾਣ ਕੈਨੇਡਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਯੂਕੋਨ ਸੂਬੇ ਦੇ ਵਾਈਟਹੋਰਸ ਸ਼ਹਿਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ। ਫਰੈਂਚ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਗਾਉਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਜੋੜੇ ਅਨਾ ਫਰਾਂਸਿਸ ਮੇਯਰ ਅਤੇ ਏਤੀਆਨੇ ਬਾਰੀ ਮਸ਼ਹੂਰ “Les Deuxluxes” ਗਰੁੱਪ ਦੇ ਕਰਤਾ-ਧਰਤਾ ਹਨ। ਗੁਰਦੀਪ ਪੰਧੇਰ ਕੈਨੇਡਾ ਦੇ ਵਾਈਟਹੋਰਸ ਸ਼ਹਿਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਰਹਿੰਦੇ ਹਨ।
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Warming Up Positive Steps to Mental Health Walk Participants in Whitehorse

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The Mental Health Association of Yukon’s annual Positive Steps to Mental Health Walk took place Tuesday at Shipyards Park. Gurdeep Pandher, front, warmed up the group with Bhangra dance | Whitehorse Star photo by: VINCE FEDOROFF

It was wonderful to warm up the participants with bhangra moves in “Positive Steps to Mental Health” walk, organized by Mental Health Association of Yukon (MHAY) this morning! The walk kicked off Mental Illness Awareness Week events in Whitehorse, which are also being organized all over Canada.

It was also uplifting to see so many people in Whitehorse coming together and talking loudly about mental health.

Almost one half (49%) of those who feel they have suffered from depression or anxiety have never gone to see a doctor about this problem. ~ Canadian Mental Health Association

(Photo credit: Whitehorse Star photo by: VINCE FEDOROFF)

Warming Up Positive Steps to Mental Health Walk Participants in Whitehorse
Warming Up Positive Steps to Mental Health Walk Participants in Whitehorse

⇒ Fast Facts about Mental Illness, According to The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) website:-

Who is affected?

  • Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague.
  • In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness.
  • Mental illness affects people of all ages, education, income levels, and cultures.
  • Approximately 8% of adults will experience major depression at some time in their lives.
  • About 1% of Canadians will experience bipolar disorder (or “manic depression”).

How common is it?

  • By age 40, about 50% of the population will have or have had a mental illness.
  • Schizophrenia affects 1% of the Canadian population.
  • Anxiety disorders affect 5% of the household population, causing mild to severe impairment.
  • Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16% among 25-44 year olds.
  • Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in both men and women from adolescence to middle age.
  • The mortality rate due to suicide among men is four times the rate among women.

By age 40, about 50% of the population will have or have had a mental illness. ~ Canadian Mental Health Association

Yukon's newspaper Whitehorse Star featured our event on its home page.
Yukon’s newspaper Whitehorse Star featured our event on its home page.

In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. ~ Canadian Mental Health Association