ENCORE! DANCE HALL OF FAME
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THE CEREMONY WAS ON MARCH 25TH AT THE GLOBE AND MAIL CENTRE
Hosted by CBC broadcaster Laurie Brown this gala event honoured and celebrated dynamic lifelong contributions to dance in Canada by some remarkable individuals. Honorees are associated with many dance disciplines - from Kathak to ballet to contemporary. They include Veronica Tennant, Danny Grossman, Karen Jamieson, Joan and Jerry Lozinski, Ola Skanks, Rina Singha, Alan and Blanche Lund, René Highway, and Jeanne Renaud. Presenters to the inductees included Evelyn Hart, Micah Barnes, Guillaume Côté, Deepti Gupta, Louise Bédard, Seika Boye, Pam Grundy and Pierre Des Marais.
Dance Collection Danse is a national resource centre and repository for Canadian dance history. DCD’s purpose is to provide a public space for research, education, exhibition, performance – a virtual and physical home for learning about the art of dance, both past and present.
DCD’s activities offer opportunities to understand, investigate and experience the legacies of dance in Canada – an art form fed by the unique talents of the country’s dance artists. Through providing programs to study, view, discover and explore the many dimensions of dance from coast to coast and from all genres of the art form, DCD’s archival collections, website, film screenings, virtual and live exhibitions, publications and events give the general public and the arts community a stimulating encounter with the dynamic past and expanding future of Canadian dance.
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What the Community is Saying
We asked people why they think dance history matters, what Canadian artists or works inspired them and why... DCD? The above includes highlights of the submissions we've received thus far. (In order of appearance) Margie Gillis, Anisa Tejpar, Jean Grand-Maître, Nicole Rose Bond and Evelyn Hart talk about Dance Collection Danse and the importance of knowing one's history. More videos available soon.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
The Encore! Dance Hall of Fame event honours lifelong contributions to dance in Canada by some remarkable individuals. The 2019 honorees will be inducted on Sunday, March 24th, 2019. The event will be held at the Globe & Mail Centre and hosted by singer/songwriter Micah Barnes. (CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE)
UPDATE - NOVEMBER 2018
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. (READ MORE)
DCD MAGAZINE, BOOKS, DVDs
Home to the best in Canadian dance books (biographies, reference, cultural history, educational resources) and DVDs, ShopDCD is also where you can download free issues of the longest-running dance magazine dedicated solely to Canadian theatrical dance history. (READ MORE)