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Dance Collection Danse
presents

IT'S ABOUT TIME
DANCING BLACK IN CANADA
1900 TO 1970

Exhibit opening reception
January 31, 2018
5:30-8:00 p.m. at DCD Gallery

Featuring Guest Speaker
Dr. George Elliott Clarke

January 31 – June 22, 2018
DCD Gallery, 149 Church St., 3rd Flr.
Toronto

July 11 – August 19, 2018
Ignite Gallery, OCAD University
165 Augusta Ave., Toronto

Curated by Seika Boye, PhD, this exhibition illuminates the largely undocumented dance history of Canada’s Black population before 1970. Featured are individual dance artists such as Leonard Gibson, Ola Skanks, Ethel Bruneau, Joey Hollingsworth and Kathryn Brown. The exhibit exposes the representation of Blackness on Canadian stages, as well as audience and media reception of Black performance in Canada during this era. It’s About Time explores legislation of leisure culture, dance lessons and the role of social dances at mid-century.

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Photo: Leonard Gibson, c. 1950

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