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The Builders Project

The Builders Project

A collaboration between Anthony DeLorenzo and Jenn Roberts, The Builders Project is an exhibition that was created outdoors. Both avid mountain bikers, their goal was to create a record, in photography and writing, of the people who have built trails, made history and strengthened mountain bike culture in the Yukon.

The Builders Project opening reception will be Thursday August 31st at 7PM in the Yukon Arts Centre Community Gallery. 

The exhibition will be in the Community Gallery until September 28th.

Programming Performance in HD

Programming Performance in HD

While in a perfect world, all theatre lovers could jetset to Moscow, London, and even Stratford, in order to take in the best of contemporary performing arts. Unfortuntely, pesky finances and work schedules get in the way, which is why we're so excited that Cineplex offers the series Performance in HD. Filmed recordings of performances from around he world, starring A-lister celebrities and the principle dancers of our era, alike. This year, the Yukon Arts Centre Programming Assistant, Elyssia Sasaki, brings us five shows across the season. We sat down with her to learn more about the upcoming season.

Hey Elyssia!

Hi! Thanks for chatting with me!

Of course! We're really excited about this year's selections! So, what was your thought process when making the 2017/2018 Performance in HD selections?

I'd like to think there is a balance between old familiars and new faces. Performance in HD (PiHD) in the past years has had so many of the great classics of opera and dance, but I am excited to see a lot of classics on screen, with just a slight twist. Norma from the MET is a brand new production for me, a beautiful tragedy with Soprano Sondra Radvonovsky illuminating the titular role. I also think it's going to be amazing to see how the Bolshoi Ballet translates Shakespeare's sharp, witty language into movement in their production of The Taming of the Shrew Swan Lake, of course, is timeless (no one does it better than Bolshoi) and both Peter Pan and Rosencrantz and Guildernstern are Dead are anticipated to be full of laughs, charm, and adventure.

What is the one thing you wish people knew about the Performance in HD Series?

One of my favourite parts of the screenings are the intermissions, particularly for the Bolshoi Ballet. Between acts, you sometimes get a brief glimpse at the behind the scenes of the ballet, including short chats with the directors and costumers, and a backstage view of some of the most acclaimed venues anywhere in the world. I find I appreciate the magic of what is onstage a little bit more when I see just how much work is going on behind the scenes.

If you could magically transport any Performance in HD to be an ACTUAL LIVE performance, which one would you choose? Why?

I think I would like to go see Peter Pan Live, if not simply for the excuse to spend a touch of time in London. The production is so whimsical, colourful and energetic. Cineplex and National Theatre Live do an amazing job of capturing the energy onstage, but there is an energy, a buzz in the audience of children young and old alike that I think would be amazing to experience in person.

What Broadway, London West End, Bolshoi, Met Opera performance do you WISH we could broadcast in HD? 

I wish we could get more of our Canadian Icons on the big screen. Timing didn't work out this season, but it would've been great to have screenings of productions happening at Stratford Festival. I would love to screen a production of the Canadian Opera Company's Falstaff or Nijinsky from the National Ballet of Canada.
Or Hamilton. But EVERYONE wishes it could be Hamilton.


Check out our full list of Performance in HD shows here

Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire star in the title roles of Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead, January 14, 2018.

Title photo: Sondra Radvonovsky as Norma. November, 19, 2017



Portraits features the work of young artist, Daphne Lovett-Barber. 

Daphne Lovett-Barber has been creating portraits of people for the past two years, most of them are of Emily Carr University students and teachers where her mom attended. In Vancouver, she attended Arts Umbrella Art/Dance Immersion program for 3-5 year olds. Every week her teacher loved watching her add a little detail  to her portrait of her Grandma.

On display is just a small selection of Daphne’s portraits.  Her mom would say, can you draw a portrait of him or her and Daphne would grab a pencil, pen or marker and ask her mom for some paper and go ahead and do it. Both her parents are artists, her mother a filmmaker and her father a metal sculptor. She is good at drawing, painting and loves to sculpt clay, she even sculpts people's names with plastercine. Daphne is 5 years old and a Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in citizen from Dawson City, Yukon.

The Yukon Arts Centre Invites you to come experience this expressive collection of portraits.

The Canada Wish 150 Project

The Canada Wish 150 Project

The Canada Wish 150 project is now in the Community Gallery at the Yukon Arts Centre until August 28th.

This exhibition was organized by artist, educator and curator Maya Rosenberg and includes 14 Yukon based artists. Each artist addresses what they would like to see happen over the next 150 years in Canada. There are new collaborative elements that have been added to this exhibition and are a must see!  

“Fantasia: It’s Already Been Done, but it’s Cool” ON DISPLAY IN THE ATCO ELECTRIC YOUTH GALLERY

“Fantasia: It’s Already Been Done, but it’s Cool” ON DISPLAY IN THE ATCO ELECTRIC YOUTH GALLERY

Fantasia -It's Already Been Done, but it's Cool features the work of young artists, Cayla Jackson and Amzie Cooke-Goodall.

The opening will include a welcome by Stephanie Hammond from learning Diabilities Association Yukon, followed by light refreshmentsand chatting with the artists.

The Yukon Art Centre invites you to come experience this unique exhibition of drawn and collaged work.


Fantasia: It's Already Been Done, but it's Cool

ATCO Youth Gallery

August 2-26