Our lobby and galleries will be closed today, Monday 6/17. Please visit for our regular hours.
Tanya Tagaq

Special Ticket Package

See both unique nights of Tanya Tagaq's program for $40
Get ticket package
Rolling Stone
One of the avant-garde's most dynamic performers...
Read more
RETRIBUTION is Tagaq's portrait of a violent world in crisis, hovering on the brink of destruction. It's a complex, exhilarating, howling protest that links lack of respect for women's rights to lack of respect for the planet, to lack of respect for Indigenous rights. It's an album about celebrating the great strength of women.

In a late night show, Tanya Tagaq will perform music from her new album Retribution. Tagaq will be joined by musical chameleon Christine Duncan, and her storied 5-octave vocal range. The two are very different artists, yet Tagaq and Duncan find common ground in their improvisational approach, both using their voices as instruments that explore tone, timbre, and texture.

The program will begin with a screening of the short film Tungijuq (What We Eat). In it, Tagaq and Cannes-winning filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk talk back to Brigitte Bardot and the anti-seal hunting lobby about the eternal reality of hunting.

For more information, visit


Special Package Discount: For $40, see both nights of Tanya Tagaq at YBCA! Purchase package here »

Regular Admission: $25 in advance / $30 at the door

Student, Senior, Teacher: $22 in advance / $27 at the door
Available in advance at our Box Office or by phone: 415-978-2787.

YBCA Member: $20

All-Access Member & Curatorial Circle Members: Free

YBCA Members

YBCA Members enjoy 20% off regular admission to all YBCA presented performances.

To purchase, log into your YBCA account and purchase member price tickets.

Not yet a YBCA Member? Become one today »



The Leslie and Merle Rabine 2016-17 Performance Season is made possible in part by: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The William and Flora Hewitt Foundation, and Panta Rhea Foundation.

Additional Funding for YBCA Performances 16-17: Surdna Foundation,, and Zellerbach Family Foundation.

alt text here

Lead Image: Tanya Tagaq by Nadya Kwandibens