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This component of the DCD web site offers an in-depth view of some of Canada's most important dance artists. Each exhibition contains a large assortment of images, biographical text, multimedia and memorabilia. All part of Dance Collection Danse's continuing effort to digitize its archives, exhibitions offer fascinating glimpses of Canadian dance history. This is an ongoing project and exhibits will continue to be added – so be sure to visit again and again.
CELEBRATING THOSE WE'VE LOST
As caretakers of the Canadian dance story DCD sometimes gives context to the lives lost within the community - both online and in DCD Magazine. Here are two examples. The first was written after the passing of Brian Macdonald, the second in the wake of losing Grant Strate. (READ MORE)
After a 5-year collaboration with Ryerson Theatre School to hang and photograph these exceptional hand-painted backdrops, DCD Gallery presented a new exhibit revealing photography and designs of the few remaining ballet backdrops in Canada from the 1940s and 1950s. (READ MORE)
DANCING THROUGH TIME
Running in the summer of 2011, Dancing Through Time: Toronto's Dance History 1900-1980 explored the development of the city's dance scene from influential touring artists to vaudevillians to the ballet and modern dance booms to the diversity of dance forms present in the city. (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.