Catherine "Bunny" Lang's 1936 Olympic Jacket The Artifact of the Month, August 2012
When Canadian Olympians marched in the opening ceremonies of the 1936 games in Berlin, Germany, there was a group of dancers among their ranks - members of Boris Volkoff's ballet company from Toronto. Thanks to P.J. Mulqueen, the Canadian Olympic team organizer, Volkoff was invited to bring his dancers to Berlin for the cultural activities that accompanied the Olympic games. The Internationale Tanzwettspiele, or dance festival, was organized by well-known German choreographer, educator and movement theorist Rudolf von Laban and featured theatrical and folk dance troupes from around the world including the famous German Expressionist artists Mary Wigman and Harald Kreutzberg. (Click the "Play" arrow below to listen to the podcast and scroll down to view more images.) To view a film of the 1936 Opening Ceremonies, click here.
1936 Canadian Olympic team jacket worn by Catherine “Bunny” Lang. [Catherine “Bunny” Lang Portfolio] Photo: Andreah Barker
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