CELEBRATING QUEER CONTENT IN CANADIAN CONCERT DANCE
Performance art, cabaret and burlesque are accepted arenas for expression of queer themes through movement; but what about the more conventional world of dance performance? Illustrating examples from the past 30 years, Rocking the Boat, curated by Pamela Grundy, celebrates overtly themed dances along with their trailblazing creators. Culled from public and private archives, this exhibition of video, photos, programs, publicity postcards and choreographic notes serves to illuminate an under-documented segment of Canadian dance.
This virtual exhibit is inspired by the exhibit Rocking the Boat: Celebrating Queer Content in Canadian Concert Dance produced by Dance Collection Danse and held at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives from Nov. 22, 2013 to Apr. 1, 2014.