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INTRODUCTIONThis project makes use of the Encyclopedia of Theatre Dance in Canada/Encyclopédie de la Danse Théâtrale au Canada, which provides the students with a cross section of the history of theatre dance in Canada, dating from 1850 to the present. "Theatre dance" is the phrase used to describe dance that is performed by professional dancers in a theatrical setting, for example, on a stage. The Encyclopedia offers over 250 entries on dancers, choreographers, companies, significant choreographic works, and a list of music compositions created for dance. This bilingual book is the only Canadian dance reference book of its kind.

The Canadian Dance Family Tree Project ...

  • Fosters research, analysis and literacy skills
     
  • Teaches students how to use an encyclopedia
     
  • Educates students in the use of periodical and news indexes, microfilm and microfiche
     
  • Teaches students how to make connections between people and events in history
     
  • Provides a research tool that can be applied to other courses, e.g., this methodical series of steps can be used in other history units
     
  • Gives teachers the option to condense or expand the project to suit various classroom situations

Target group: Grades 9-12

The Canadian Dance Family Tree Project is best completed by groups of 4 to 6 students each. One encyclopedia can be shared among the members of each group; it is not necessary for each student to have their own copy.

Dance Collection Danse is providing special Educators' bulk purchasing rates for the encyclopedia. You can order books by calling toll free in Canada (1-800-665-5320), calling locally in Toronto (416-365-3233), by fax (416-365-3169) or by email ().

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Project Co-ordinator: Amy Bowring
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