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Performance art, cabaret and burlesque are accepted arenas for expression of queer themes through movement; but what about the more conventional world of dance performance? Illustrating examples from the past 30 years, Rocking the Boat, curated by Pamela Grundy, celebrates overtly themed dances along with their trailblazing creators. Culled from public and private archives, this exhibition of video, photos, programs, publicity postcards and choreographic notes serves to illuminate an under-documented segment of Canadian dance.
This virtual exhibit is inspired by the exhibit Rocking the Boat: Celebrating Queer Content in Canadian Concert Dance produced by Dance Collection Danse and held at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives from Nov. 22, 2013 to Apr. 1, 2014.
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Photo: William Douglas in Anima (1990) - Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann
INSIDE THE COLLECTION
This component of the DCD web site offers images, brief biographies and content descriptions for dance artist's portfolios within the Dance Collection Danse archives. (READ MORE)
THE COLLECTION IN... DCD
At its heart DCD is an archives. Much of what we do, be it exhibitions, publishing, workshops or research, speaks to the commitment we've made to share the Canadian dance story. (READ MORE)
NARRATIVES OF MIGRATION
A project initiated and co-ordinated by Carol Anderson, it records the stories of nine individuals who have come to Canada, brought their dancing and continued to evolve their art and practice here. (READ MORE)