Dance Collection Danse is working on a new project to help enable Canada’s dance memories to be created, shared and used widely.
We are starting a consultation phase to work out how to connect records of Canadian dance from across the country into an accessible digital platform to enable engagement, contribution and reuse. Issues currently under review include the scope of services, user needs, content needs, and engagement strategies.
The stories of dance and cultural heritage will be made accessible to the general public, as well as artists, educators, researchers, and beyond.
Our aim is to make this a community-driven project.
Our shared history is something that we aim to co-create and co-manage as a collaboration between institutions, organizations and individuals.
We believe the idea of an archive in the age of the web isn’t just ‘creating a portal’ but creating an environment where everyone can contribute, access and share.
We will publish more updates and potentially ways to engage as we go.
If you have questions - please contact us!
This project is generously funded by The Canada Council of the Arts Digital Strategy Fund
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!