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Artefact of the month

The Artefact of the Month series introduces our online visitors to treasured and fascinating items at Dance Collection Danse.

Focussed on Canada’s dance history, DCD’s collection dates back to the late-1800s and includes materials such as costumes, props, backdrops, choreographic notes, photographs, moving images, playbills, journals, notation scores, correspondence, business records, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, designs, oral history recordings and books. Here, we present a featured artefact with accompanying related imagery narrated by a podcast. Welcome to Canada’s colourful dance heritage!

MARIAL MOSHER CINEMA SLIDE

EARLY SPANISH DANCE IN CANADA

BALLET CHALKWARE

IRENE APINÉE’S MAKE-UP CASE

ROBERT BRUCE’S BACKDROP

LAWRENCE ADAMS AND THE BRICK

A JESTER’S MAROTTE

“BEST BABY” TROPHY

OLYMPIC JACKET

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