Music Yukon, in conjunction with its presenting partners (Adäka Cultural Festival, Alianait, Association franco-yukonnaise, Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, Splintered Craft and Yukon Arts Centre), is pleased to present a signature Canada 150 event, From the North: A Travelling Show from Yukon, NWT and Nunavut.
Take a cultural journey north of 60 with our interactive family-friendly fest that will be offered free to the public in each city we visit. During these three-hour sessions, artists, athletes, and performers from all three territories will share their skills and offer visitors the chance to watch, learn, and experience.
Northern sculptors will demonstrate how they transform wood, stone, and metals into works of art. Multimedia artists will create new works on site with public input. Inuit and Dene athletes will demonstrate northern sports and games, such as the One-Foot Kick, the Arm Pull, the Stick Twist, and the Knuckle Hop, and give visitors the opportunity to try too.
Musicians and storytellers will share stories and songs of the northern landscape and its people. Everyone is welcome.