The city of Yellowknife is once again hosting a unique event after several years of absence.
On the evening of Saturday, November 19th, Yellowknife’s Chateau Nova Hotel will be hosting the fourth edition of the Multicultural Dance Gala.
The Multicultural Dance Gala is organized by the non-profit and volunteer-run organization called Multicultural Community of Yellowknife (previously known as YK Dance). Over 50 dancers, all Yellowknife residents, will be performing dances from around the world and sharing their culture.
Mario Rogers, the President of the Multicultural Community of Yellowknife, shared some details about the background of this event.
“The Multicultural Dance Gala was the initiative of a few ballroom dancers! We used to have a ballroom gala in Yellowknife, but something happened between the organizers and the dancers, and the dancers realized that they were coming from different backgrounds, and different countries with different knowledge and skills in dance. So they decided ‘Let’s do a multicultural dance gala where we can bring our experience from our country and teach people how to do that dance.’”
As many as fifty dancers will be showing off their incredible talent, with dancers from locations such as Madagascar, Nepal, Mongolia, and others.
Mario added that after two years of not being able to hold this event due to COVID, he is expecting a good turnout, stating that tickets were sold out after just two days.
The doors for the event will open at 6pm, with dinner at 7, and the performances beginning at 9.