Yukon Ho! (Tall Tales from the Great White North: Chapter 3 – Skinning a Squirrel)
Yukon Ho! Is a sort of dance show about the character and characters of the Yukon Territory in Northern Canada. It is all mostly true.
Premiere June 15, 2018 at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.
Choreography and Performance: “Intrepid Jen” Jennifer Irons
Writer and Rehearsal Director: Robert “Skookum” Churchill
Movement Consultant: Christian “Double Bit” From
Costume and Design: Claire “Ginger Princess” Campbell
Prosthetics: “Efficacious” Emily Tidball
Researcher (Whitehorse) “Doodle Deb” Debbie Frizzell
Dramaturgy: “Dramaturgical Don” Donald Hutera
Fake Service Poem written by Rob Churchill
Spell of the Yukon written by Robert Service – “Bawdy Rhymer of the Yukon”
Thank you to: DanceWest, SouthEast Dance, Brighton Youth Centre, Kingston University, Rambert School and Wayne McGregor Studios Free Space Program for rehearsal space and artistic support. Special thank you to Rosie Witney-Fish, Donald Hutera, Linzi Whitton and Emily James-Farley, “Double Down” Darren Bartsch and “Calamity Kate” Davidson of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Society, Nick Lawson, Zach Walker, Joel Irons and all the Yukoners who have shared their tall tales (true or otherwise).
Produced by DanceWest for Ignition Festival 2018, supported by Arts Council England and Royal Borough of Kingston.