Dancing through time

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TORONTO’S DANCE HISTORY 1900-1980 Dancing Through Time: Toronto’s Dance History 1900-1980 explored the development of the city’s dance scene from influential touring artists to vaudevillians to the ballet and modern dance booms to the diversity of dance forms present in the city. It featured costumes, photographs, playbills, souvenir programs, posters, designs, and more. Running in the […]

Diaghilev’s ballet russes

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May 19, 2009 marked the 100th anniversary of the debut performance of Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. Dance Collection Danse is celebrated this occasion with a gallery of images from our archives that relate to Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and the subsequent Ballets Russes companies that followed with their own debuts in the 1930s. Various portfolios in […]

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, […]