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.
Bhangra – Can Can Dance:- Gurdeep Pandher, Audrey Percheron, Valerie Girard, Kate Davidson, Sara McPhee-Knowles
Bhangra Music:- Gurdeep Pandher
Camera:- Kevin Greenshields / Véronique Lachance
Show Runner:- Lucas Knowles
A Collaboration between Gurdeep Pandher and Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Air North Can Can Line.
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.
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:-
Bhangra to Irish-Celtic music by the band “Crooked Folk” (Jerome McIntyre, Keitha Clark, BJ MacLean and Simon Crelli)
Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Can Can Line Dancers and Bhangra Dancers’ Mix Dance
Bhangra with Extremely Moving Youth Society (30 EMYS students dancing together)
Indigenous Dance with Bhangra mix
Bhangra by Yukon College Students (Shyloh van Delft, Kultej Singh Gill, and Manpreet Singh).
Bhangra and Highland Mix Dance with highland dancer Brianna Heal, Crooked Folk (music) and Gurdeep Pandher (Bhangra).
Entertaining Mini-Play in Punjabi, French and English (By: Gurdeep Pandher and Véronique Lachance)
Bhangra with the band “The Hibernation” (Jordan Patrick, Sarah Waters, Jerome McIntyre, Anne-Marie Lemaire)
Live song “When Folks Dance Bhangra” by Gurdeep Pandher and Lianne Cranfield.
Jerome McIntyre (with Punjabi Dhol Drum) Jordan Patrick (with Bagpipes) – Gurdeep and students Bhangra.
Free-style dance with DJ
Bhangra by staff from the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources (Government of Yukon)
Bhangra with Whitehorse Minor Hockey Team (With Coach Mike Nemeth, Hockey Students and Good Deeds Yukon)
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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org YAC Sound/ event Coordinator: Josh Jansen – email@example.com 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!
Happy Canada Day: Please enjoy Bhangra dance performance during Canada Day 2018 celebrations in Whitehorse, Yukon on July 1st by Sikh-Canadian Gurdeep Pandher and Québécois-French Canadian Véronique Lachance! There is an important message at the end of the video too!
Midnight Sun Dance – In the Yukon (Canada), during the summer solstice times, days are almost 24 hours long. From 2 AM to 3 AM, it may get a little bit duskier, but you can still see things around clearly and enjoy the moment like a captivating evening time. This time of the day is like a poet’s best imaginative moment to indulge in a superb creativity. Gurdeep Pandher and his dance partner Véronique Lachance decided to do some high-energy Bhangra dance at 12:30 AM, just after midnight, at the heart-gratifying Lake Laberge scenery of the calmly flowing Yukon river, to showcase to the world how elegant the Yukon looks under the midnight sun during the charming summer solstice days. Enjoy the dance and please share the video!