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TOURING THROUGH TIME - VANCOUVER

Survey the options in the map below and click on the red markers to read about each location. If you visit a site, take a pic and share it on Social Media with the tag: #TouringThroughTime. Scroll down to view a slideshow of some of Vancouver's historic dance past.

Note: if using a mobile device, the slideshow is best viewed in the widescreen (horizontal) position.

Postcard depicting Granville Street, c. 1930
Postcard depicting Granville Street, c. 1930
  • Postcard depicting Granville Street, c. 1930
  • Helen Crewe
  • Helen Crewe’s New Westminster Studio, c. 1926; though not a depiction of the Vancouver branch of her school at St. John’s Church of England, the image reveals typical studio activity in the 1920s
  • Joyce Pumphrey’s Crofton House students on the school grounds, c. 1927
  • An Empress Theatre house program cover, c. 1910
  • Market Hall, Main Street just south of Hastings, 1890; from 1898 to 1927, it served as Vancouver City Hall with the City Hall Theatre located on the second floor
  • Ballet Russe house program cover, Empress Theatre, 1917
  • Pantages Theatre, 20 East Hastings, 1926
  • Display ad for the Del-Roy & Merinoff Dancing Studio, 1929
  • Gladys Attree
  • The Gladys Attree School,  650 Richards
  • Edna Malone, a student of Gladys Attree who performed with Ruth St. Denis in her fourth Vancouver appearance in 1919
  • Students of Ione and Elizabeth Zinck in "Kandy Korus", c. 1928
  • Vancouver Opera House, built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1890
  • Boris Novikoff and Tatiana Platowa
  • Novikoff and Platowa Studio at 1022 Davie Street, 1927-1931; previously the M. Lester Dancing Academy, 1920-1926
  • Display ad for June Roper’s B.C. School of Dancing, c. 1936
  • June Roper’s "Dream Bird Ballet", Lyric Theatre, 1936
  • June Roper’s "Casanova Ballet", which was performed at the Strand Theatre on June 6, 1939 / Photo: Artona
  • June Roper student Rosemary Deveson who danced as Natasha Sobinova with Col. de Basil’s Ballets Russes in the 1930s
  • June Roper student Patricia Meyers who danced as Alexandra Denisova with Col. de Basil’s Ballets Russes in the 1930s
  • Jean (Stoneham) Orr, who trained briefly with June Roper, danced professionally before co-founding Ballet BC. She has also been a tireless volunteer with the Vancouver Ballet Society
  • The fourth, or “New Orpheum”, on Granville Street, 1929
  • Jean McKenzie lounging on the roof of the Georgia Hotel, c. 1944 / Photo: Lois Smith
  • Lois Smith and David Adams in "Song of Norway", Theatre Under The Stars, 1949 / Photo: Art Jones & Company
  • Theatre Under the Stars souvenir program cover, 1945
  • House program cover for the B.C. School of Dancing, 1942
  • Kay Armstrong, 1940s
  • Kay Armstrong’s students performing in a charity floorshow at the Commodore
  • Kay Armstrong’s students: (kneeling) Marquita Witham, Nick Pennyworth; (standing)  John Klampfer, Sylvia Palmer, Sam Moses
  • Vancouver Ballet Society Showcase souvenir program, Queen Elizabeth Playhouse, 1966
  • Joy Camden and Norbert Vesak in Vesak’s "The Sanguin Cord", Pacific Dance Theatre, 1965
  • Steve Paxton rehearsing with Michael Lineham, EDAM Studio Theatre
  • Poster for “Four Men Dancing”, Arcadian Hall
  • Anna Wyman and Anna Wyman Dance Theatre dancers in rehearsal
  • Leslie Manning, Josef Stanishevskyj, Anne Harvie and Donald McLeod in Paula Ross’s "Coming Together" / Photo: Victor Dezso
  • Savannah Walling, Peggy Florin, Marion-Lea Jamieson, Terry Hunter and Karen Jamieson of Terminal City Dance / Photo: Chris Dahl
  • Judith Marcuse
  • Lola MacLaughlin in her work "Vortex", 1984 / Photo: Chris Randle
  • Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi of Kokoro Dance / Photo: Jennifer Van Evra
  • Crystal Pite in Serge Bennathan’s "In and Around Kozla Street (Warsaw") for Ballet BC / Photo: David Cooper
  • Postcard of Granville Street, 1940s

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