Our archival holdings represent the work of dance artists, companies and events related to theatrical dance dating back to the nineteenth century. These include choreographic notes, moving images, programs, oral histories, sets, props, costumes, personal correspondence, house programs and other artifacts illustrating a dynamic and rich Canadian theatrical dance legacy. These exhibitions expand on DCD's "museum without walls" concept and bring the collection to a wider audience.
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Providing fascinating glimpses of Canadian dance history, these pages also serve as finding aids for dance researchers. Pages in History is an on-going project and artists' portfolios will continue to be added – so be sure to visit again.
Following are the current Pages in History: Maud Allan, Kay Armstrong, Cynthia Barrett, Marion Errington, Evelyn Geary, Saida Gerrard, Gweneth Lloyd, Jean Macpherson.
This component of the DCD web site offers an in-depth view of a selection of Canada's dance artists and a collection of cultural histories. Exhibitions contain a variety of images, biographical text, multimedia and memorabilia. As part of Dance Collection Danse's continuing effort to digitize its archives, each exhibition provides fascinating glimpses of Canadian dance history.
This is an ongoing program and exhibits will continue to be added – so be sure to visit again.
Following are the current ENCORE! ENCORE! Web Exhibitions: David Earle, Nancy Lima Dent, Judy Jarvis, Françoise Sullivan, Theatrical Dance in Early Vancouver, Alison Sutcliffe and Jean Renaud.
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Dance Collection Danse is a federally incorporated charitable organization. Charitable registration number: 86553 1727 RR0001.