As DCD envisions its exciting prospects in concert with a new “home”, we invite dance enthusiasts to join us in the process of participation and revitalization. A Place-To-Be is where we are heading as we share our vision for acknowledging the past, reflecting the present and imagining the future.
By ensuring dance’s continuing status as a vital cultural expression, we champion the art form’s inspiring legacies, acting as an advocate for Canadian dance by connecting deeply to the community’s shared past.
Through DCD’s expertise, leadership, unique collections and national networks, we celebrate our continuing role as the principal guardians of the dance arts, honouring the artists who have built, and continue to build upon, the ground on which we stand and from where we move forward.
A Gathering-Place. A Locale. A Space. A Facility. A Domain. A Home …where the artifacts, the artists, the creations, the welcomed visitors, can assemble and share the legacies that have informed the ever-evolving art of dance in Canada.
To be a part of this legacy, contact DCD at email@example.com.
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)
THE DCD TEAM
Get to know the dynamic individuals who are dedicated to caring for Canada's rich dance heritage and sharing its dance story with the world. From collections to programming and education to marketing and admin, our productive team packs a lot into a year. (READ MORE)
LIVING CANADIAN DANCE
DCD simply could not do what it does without the support of its team of volunteers. If you love dance, and have the time and energy, we could use your help. Whether its hands-on with the collection or front and centre at a live event, there are many ways to make a difference. Fill out the form HERE and start today!
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.