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Early Spanish Dance in Canada
Artifact of the Month, January 2014

Beginning in the 1930s in particular, major Canadian cities, such as Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver, saw an influx of performances by international touring artists. See how this artifact reveals more about the story of Spanish dance in Canada.

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Broadsheet for performance of José Cansino and Tonia de Aragon at Eaton Auditorium, Toronto, 1935, Alison Sutcliffe Portfolio
Broadsheet for performance of José Cansino and Tonia de Aragon at Eaton Auditorium, Toronto, 1935, Alison Sutcliffe Portfolio
  • Broadsheet for performance of José Cansino and Tonia de Aragon at Eaton Auditorium, Toronto, 1935, Alison Sutcliffe Portfolio
  • Souvenir program cover for "La Argentina", 1935, Alison Sutcliffe Portfolio
  • Flyer for Escudero’s performance at the Eaton Auditorium, Toronto, 1932, Conchita Triana Portfolio
  • Program cover for José Cansino and Tonia de Aragon, New York, 1935, Conchita Triana Portfolio
  • Newspaper clipping image of José Cansino during his 1935 tour, Detail from a scrapbook page, Conchita Triana Portfolio
  • Ad for the Cansino Studio of Dancing in New York, 1927, Flea Market Collection
  • Angel and Susita Cansino, Toronto, 1933, Rosalind Dilworth Electronic Archives
  • Susita and Angel Cansino in a newspaper ad for their performance at the Eaton Auditorium, Toronto, 1933, Detail from a scrapbook page, Conchita Triana Portfolio
  • Dimitri Vladimiroff in his work "Gypsy Beggar", 1932, Edna Liggitt Electronic Archives
  • Rosalind Dilworth in "Spanish Dance #5" to music by Granados, 1933, Rosalind Dilworth Electronic Archives
  • Elsa Brunelleschi who taught Dimitri Vladimiroff, Rosalind Dilworth, Edna Liggitt, Alison Sutcliffe, Helen Crewe and possibly other Canadians, London, 1935, Photo: Turnbridge House / Rosalind Dilworth Electronic Archives
  • Ad for the Spanish Dancing Studios of Elisa Lopez, Toronto, Conchita Triana Portfolio
  • Detail of a newspaper clipping showing Angela Guerreiro, 1937, Conchita Triana Portfolio
  • Ad for the studio of Juan de Beaucaire Montalvo who taught Barbara Beck in the late 1930s and gave her the stage name Conchita Triana, Flea Market Collection
  • Kay Armstrong, Vancouver, c. 1950, Kay Armstrong Portfolio
  • Conchita Triana, Toronto, c. 1938, Conchita Triana Portfolio

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