Neechie-itas (Indigenous Play Reading Series), brought to you by Gwaandak Theatre

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Tonight, 7 PM at Old Fire Hall, please come to watch our Neechie-itas (Indigenous Play Reading Series), brought to you by Gwaandak Theatre and directed by Véronique Lachance. I am honoured to be a part of it along with this great cast.

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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Video- Happy Canada Day 2018

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Canada Day 2018

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 Bhangra in the Yukon at 12:30 AM

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Midnight Sun Bhangra

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!


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

On behalf of Khalsa Aid Canada, donated food to Whitehorse Food Bank

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Today, on the behalf of the humanitarian relief charity Khalsa Aid Canada, we donated two full carts of vegetarian soups to Food Bank Society of Whitehorse! Khalsa Aid is an international social/humanitarian assistance and victims’s relief charity with its Canada headquarters in Victoria, BC. In past, Khalsa Aid distributed free food to the victims of Haiti earthquake, Syrian refugees during the war times, Refugee crisis in Greece, Yemen Civil War victims, UK Flood victims in 2014 and 2015, Nepal Earthquake in 2015, Cyclone Marcia victims of Australia, Victims of Bosnia floods, victims of Lebanon refugee crisis, Victims of Sudanese refugee crisis in 2014, Philippines typhoon victims, Kenya famine victims, civil war victims of Libya and Syria, victims of Cambodia Orphan crisis, Tsunami victims of Indonesia, Congo/Rwanda Volcanic eruption victims, Kosovo war victims, assistance to Albania civil war victims, and hundreds of other humanitarian causes all over the world.

Khalsa Aid International was founded in 1999 by Ravi Singh in London, UK and now it has its branch in Canada, known as Khalsa Aid Canada.

Supported by many individuals, families, schools, churches, businesses and other organizations, Food Bank Society of Whitehorse, also known as Whitehorse Food Bank, is a community-based organization, that provides emergency food to people in need. It provides emergency food hampers to 1300 people a month.





When Folks Dance Bhangra | Gurdeep Pandher | EMYS | Whitehorse | Yukon

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When Folks Dance Bhangra

Subscribe to Channel:— http://gurdeep.info || Yukon’s Extremely Moving Youth Society, Gurdeep Pandher and his students rock at the Yukon Arts Centre (Whitehorse, Canada) with a powerful Bhangra dance | East and West sharing arts together | Building cultural bridges | Choreographed by Gurdeep Pandher

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Lyrics:-

1st Paragraph:-

Lianne:-

People come and dance together
{music gap}
Jump and dance together

Gurdeep:-

People come and dance together
They jump and dance together

Lianne:-

They smile and feel together
They fly with zeal together

Gurdeep:-

When folks dance bhangra

Lianne/Gurdeep:-

They do a happy dance

Lianne:-

Punjabi jumping-joyful dance.

2nd Paragraph:-

Lianne:-

No body should be sad
No body should feel bad

Gurdeep:-

No body should be sad
No body should feel bad

Lianne:-

Live and let others live
Loads of fun come and give

Gurdeep:-

When folks dance bhangra

Lianne/Gurdeep:-

They do a happy dance

Lianne:-

Punjabi jumping-joyful dance.

3rd Paragraph:-

Lianne:-

Accept and embrace cultures
Share and take cultures

Gurdeep:-

Spread and embrace cultures
Give and take cultures

Lianne:-

World should be one nation
East and west can share passion

Gurdeep:-

When folks dance bhangra

Lianne/Gurdeep:-

They do a happy dance

Lianne:-

Punjabi jumping-joyful dance.

4th Paragraph:-

Lianne:-

Why are you feeling so bored?
Come and touch the Bhangra cord

Gurdeep:-

Why are you feeling so bored?
Come and touch the Bhangra cord

Lianne:-

Jump so high, pump so high
We got wings, let’s fly

Gurdeep:-

When folks dance bhangra

Lianne/Gurdeep:-

They do a happy dance

Lianne:-

Punjabi jumping-joyful dance.

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Track:— When Folks Dance Bhangra
Music/Lyrics/Choreography/Editing:— Gurdeep Pandher
Singers:— Gurdeep Pandher | Lianne Cranfield
Bhangra Dance:— Gurdeep Pandher | Gurdeep’s Dance Students | Extremely Moving Youth Society (EMYS), Whitehorse
Special Thanks:— Katie Lynn | Mellisa Murray | Andrea Simpson-Fowler
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Camera:— Jake Paleczny | Lee Carruthers
Occasion:— Bhangra – Dance of Punjab
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You can also listen to the song “When Folks Dance Bhangra” on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, etc.
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Made with Love at Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Canada
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When Folks Dance Bhangra
When Folks Dance Bhangra