Rocking the boat

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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, […]

Community exhibits

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Now that we’re on Carlton St., DCD prepares exhibits for other locations and loans artifacts to various institutions. In recent years, we have installed exhibits at Toronto’s Market Gallery, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives and at the Macdonald Heaslip Walkway of Theatre History for Theatre Museum Canada. Recent loans include […]

Dance historian of the month

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Curated by Seika Boye and Carolyne Clare Dance Historian of the Month is a series of interviews with Canadian dance writers/historians that illuminates the behind-the-scenes work of this growing field. SELMA ODOM ALLANA LINDGREN VINCENT WARREN LISA DOOLITTLE MAX WYMAN LELAND WINDREICH KAIJA PEPPER ANNE FLYNN MARY JANE WARNER MARIE BEAULIEU CAROL ANDERSON MICHÈLE FEBVRE NORMA SUE […]

Choreographic dialogues

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The Choreographic Dialogues series ran during 2008/09. Funded by York University’s Seminar for Advanced Research and by the York University Department of Dance, the series took place at York University, and at various dance venues in Toronto – Toronto Dance Theatre, School of Toronto Dance Theatre and the Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie studio. The final phase of […]

Enter dancing

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Narratives of migration Enter, Dancing: Narratives of Migration, a project initiated and co-ordinated by Carol Anderson, records the stories of nine individuals who have come to Canada, brought their dancing and continued to evolve their art and practice here. It is the intention of Enter, Dancing to record their stories first-hand. These are inpiriing chronicles, […]

Artefact of the month

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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 […]

Touring through time

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Born out of our Dancing Through Time exhibition in 2011, a part of which included an online walking tour of important landmarks in Toronto’s dance past, Touring Through Time is a series of Google maps and encapsulated histories dedicated to the addresses that played an important role in Canada’s dance past. A new map is added each year and […]

Pages in history

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This component of the DCD web site offers images, brief biographies and content descriptions for dance artist’s portfolios within the Dance Collection Danse archives. MAUD ALLAN KAY ARMSTRONG CYNTHIA BARRETT HYLDA DAVIES EVELYN GEARY SAIDA GERRARD LEONARD GIBSON HARI KRISHNAN GWENETH LLOYD JEAN MACPHERSON DUNCAN NOBLE JEAN-PIERRE PERREAULT OLA SKANKS LINDA STEARNS MENAKA THAKKAR CONCHITA […]

Encore! Encore! Web exhibitions

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This component of the DCD web site offers an in-depth view of some of Canada’s most important dance artists. Each exhibition contains a large assortment of images, biographical text, multimedia and memorabilia. All part of Dance Collection Danse’s continuing effort to digitize its archives, exhibitions offer fascinating glimpses of Canadian dance history. This is an […]