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.
WHY DCD? THE iPHONE SERIES
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.
INDUCTEE CELEBRATION MARCH 25
The Encore! Dance Hall of Fame event will honour lifelong contributions to dance in Canada by some remarkable individuals. The 2018 honorees are Danny Grossman, René Highway, Karen Jamieson, Jerry & Joan Lozinski, Alan & Blanche Lund, Jeanne Renaud, Rina Singha, Ola Skanks and Veronica Tennant, (CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE)
IT'S ABOUT TIME
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. (READ MORE)
NEW DCD MAGAZINE AVAILABLE
Our annual DCD Magazine is free AND this year's edition is on ShopDCD. If you'd like to recieve a copy in 2019, simply fill out the form and be added to our mailing list. Opt in to receive special event and announcement notices as well. CLICK HERE to download a free PDF.