Thursday, 14 January 2010

VANOC's Cultural Olympiad 2010 artists take the show across Canada including Yellowknife & Whitehorse

RT @Northern_Clips: #VANOC Cultural Olympiad 2010 artists take the show across Canada #NWT

The performers will travel widely and visit the country from coast to coast to coast, with stops, ranging from Victoria, BC, Medicine Hat, AB, Whitehorse, YK, Wolfville, NS, to Yellowknife, NWT, supported by their home provinces and territories (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon) together with the Government of Canada and Canada Council for the Arts.

For tour dates and information on how to purchase tickets see below or visit

The Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad National Presentation and Touring Program acts includes (but not limited to):

  • The Erotic Anguish of Don Juan - The Old Trout Puppet Workshop - The ghost of the infamous Spanish seducer Don Juan comes back from hell to harangue the audience in the name of cosmic love. Is he a sinner or a saint? With puppets! Visiting Vernon, BC, (February 20), followed by Whitehorse, YT, (March 24 to 26) and Edmonton, AB, (March 30 to April 4, April 6 to 11 and 13 to 18).
  • Spring Breakup and John Wort Hannam - Spring Breakup is a new band with very old souls. It is the lovely but unlikely marriage of Yukon singer-songwriter Kim Barlow and Mathias Kom, singer and songwriter for the Ontario folk orchestra The Burning Hell. John Wort Hannam, the winner of three grand prizes at the 2009 Calgary Folk Festival songwriting contest, delivers roots music straight from Alberta's southern prairies. Visiting Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (Northern Performers Festival) Yellowknife, NWT, on January 26; Winnipeg, MB, on February 10; Regina, SK, on February 11; Medicine Hat, SK, on February 12; Saskatoon, SK, on February 13; and The Old Firehall (Yukon Arts Centre) Whitehorse, YT, on February 14.

For further information: Media contact: Janet Miller, VANOC Communications, Tel.: (604) 403-3546, E-mail:

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