Running until July 2, 2011, Dancing Through Time: Toronto's Dance History 1900-1980 explores the development of the city's dance scene from influential touring artists to vaudevillians to the ballet and modern dance booms to the diversity of dance forms present in the city. It features costumes, photographs, playbills, souvenir programs, posters, designs, and more.
Among the artifacts are rare silk stockings from the 1920s, sketches of the Ballets Russes by Grant Macdonald, a mask that toured to the 1936 Cultural Olympiad in Berlin, costumes worn by famed National Ballet dancers David Adams and Lois Smith, costume jewellery, and much more. This exhibit provides a rare opportunity to see artifacts not available in other museums. Visitors will get to know some of the personalities of a dynamic art form that has contributed to the city's cultural vitality.
Click "Play" to watch Bob Rae, Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre,
address the audience during the Gala Celebration of DCD's 25th Anniversary.
St. Lawrence Market Gallery
2nd floor, South St. Lawrence Market
95 Front Street East
Tuesday to Friday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Saturday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Closed Sunday, Monday and holidays
Admission is free.
Exhibit catalogue available for $5 at the gallery.
Join curator Amy Bowring for a guided tour of Dancing Through Time: Toronto's Dance History 1900 - 1980.
Discover your dance ancestors with someone who's passionate about the past.
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Friday, March 25
Friday, April 29
Friday, May 27
Friday, June 24
Please reserve your space: firstname.lastname@example.org, 416-365-3233
* Please note, food is not permitted in the exhibition space
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