Dance Collection Danse loves history but we always have something going on now – films, exhibitions, workshops, speaking engagements, conferences, celebrations – our calendar lists them all. A handy, informative and unobtrusive way to follow DCD. Feel free to subscribe by clicking on the link in the bottom right-hand corner
MIRIAM AND LAWRENCE ADAMS
In 1983, under the banner ENCORE! ENCORE!, research was begun into choreographies created by Canadian dance artists working in the 1940s and 1950s for the purposes of preserving their works through reconstruction, notation, videotape and photography. (READ MORE)
BEHIND THE SCENES
Like most successful organizations, DCD has relied on the leadership, time and guidance of a great many people. It is no coincidence that many of these individuals served on our board or honorary advisor list. Our current board, chaired by acclaimed author and dance historian Carol Bishop-Gwyn... (READ MORE)
DCD MAGAZINE, BOOKS, DVDs
Home to the best in Canadian dance books (biographies, reference, cultural history, educational resources) and DVDs, ShopDCD is also where you can download free issues of the longest-running dance magazine dedicated solely to Canadian dance history. (READ MORE)
Dance Collection Danse would like to acknowledge that the land on which we work is the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Métis, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. It has been a site of human activity, including dance, for at least 15,000 years and we are grateful to all the caretakers, both recorded and unrecorded, of this land and of Turtle Island. Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and dance in the community, on this territory.