Join Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon for this virtual Bhangra dance lesson to welcome the return of spring and migratory birds after a long winter season. This free event is suitable for people of all ages and can be done standing or seated. Registration required.
Gurdeep Pandher is a Sikh-Canadian, Yukon-based author, teacher and performer, who is on a mission to spread joy and promote connection to nature through dance. Gurdeep was born into a farming family, in a small village in Siahar, Punjab. He moved to Canada in 2006 and became a Canadian citizen in 2011. Moving to Canada inspired him to tour the entire country and further understand his adopted nation. He has lived in numerous Canadian provinces before finding his home in a wilderness cabin in Yukon. Gurdeep uses his platform to share his philosophy of joy, hope, positivity and inclusivity for healing and optimism. You can find him on Instagram @GurdeepPandher.
What is Bhangra?
Bhangra is the traditional dance of Punjab that comes from a history of Punjabi-Sikh farmers using different aspects of farming to create a dance form. This farming-influenced style of dance celebrates food-growing, harvesting and relationship to the land, which they called Bhangra. Check out Gurdeep’s videos here!