THE FINAL 2018-19 LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT

Snotty Nose Rez Kids, William Prince, Donovan Woods, and more.

Dec 04 2018

As the Yukon Arts Centre’s 2018-19 season comes to a close this March, we are heading out with performances by some of Canada’s top recording artists, as well as dance and theatre for all ages. This season, the Yukon Arts Centre had moved to a quarterly announcement schedule in order to have the flexibility to pursue more touring schedules, and to ensure accuracy on the event/exhibit’s date, time and artist.

Starting off the January-March lineup, the Yukon welcomes back 2018’s DCMF and Moosehide Gathering highlights: Snotty Nose Rez Kids on February 1st, in partnership with the Available Light Film Festival. This Vancouver-based hip-hop duo bring power, politics, and Indigenous pride to their Polaris Prize nominated music.

The Yukon Arts Centre is privileged to be hosting the 2019 Arctic Inspiration Prize, and in celebration of circumpolar innovation, we are proud to present the associated public performance: Arctic Song: An Evening with Leela Gilday, Elisapie Isaac, and Diyet featuring special guest: Wesley Hardisty. This performance will take place on the Yukon Arts Centre Mainstage on February 13th.

Setting off our 2019 theatre calendar, we are excited to be bringing up Tomáš Kubínek – Miracle Man. Having had the pleasure of previously hosting Kubinek’s circus-meets-vaudevillian slapstick performance, we are thrilled to once again bring up this theatrical Mainstage performance for the whole family on February 23rd.

We have heard from Yukon country fans, and we are so happy to address their pleas. Manitoba’s Peguis First Nation singer-songwriter, William Prince will be lighting up the Mainstage on February 28, before heading out to the Yukon communities with support from the Northwestel Hanging Sky Tour.

As the days begin to get longer, and spring is on the horizon, we are excited to welcome an icon from the Canadian dance world: Peggy Baker. who we are in the dark is a Peggy Baker Dance Project, featuring live performances from Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara and Sarah Neufeld. The March 13th contemporary dance piece explores the intimacy and identity of the dark, and makes for a great performance for a “first-time” dance patron.

And finally, ending off our 2018-2019 performing arts season is none other than the CBC chart topper, Donovan Woods and The Opposition. Donovan joins us on out Mainstage at the tail end of his North American tour, where hits from his most recent album Both Ways are mainstays on the concert set list. Donovan will be finishing off our 2018-2019 Performing Arts Season on March 30, 2019.

Tickets for all performances go on sale on December 7th at 10am at yukontickets.com. To learn more about these performances, and the eclectic array of artists that will be visiting the Yukon this spring, please visit us at yukonartscentre.com or on Facebook @YukonArtsCentre.

For more information, or to arrange an interview, please see the below contact information.

Sarah Frey
Marketing & Development Manager | Yukon Arts Centre
867.689.8514 | sarah.frey@yac.ca