NEW EXHIBITION LIVE
Bringing Ballet Abroad: Pioneering Women of the RAD in Canada
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A CELEBRATION OF WHAT WE'VE DONE, DO, AND PLAN FOR THE FUTURE
EDITED BY VICKIE FAGAN
Dance Collection Danse is a unique organization straddling the performing arts, museum and archival communities. At its core, DCD exists to preserve Canada's dance heritage and share it internationally through programming such as virtual and live exhibits, screenings, lectures, workshops, education, dance animation, catalogues, annual magazine, books, and by supporting research.
Canada’s dance history is filled with remarkable people who took risks and pushed the development of the art form. Dance history reflects moments in our political history, immigration history, military history, social history, feminist history and gay rights. It is an ephemeral art form and requires special care to ensure that the art and the artists are not lost to time.
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Dance Collection Danse has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 DCD Hall of Fame. We also canceled planned workshops and an inductee panel. We joined other organizations in our civic duty to help slow the spread of COVID-19. We will celebrate the same wonderful group of inductees in 2021. (MORE)
RESPONSIVE & MORE SECURE!
Just in time time for the release of our latest book, Amy Bowring's Navigating Home: Artists of the NL Dance Project, we have redesigned out store to be more secure and work seamlessly on mobile devices. Drop by and see how it looks... maybe even buy something? MORE
Kathak dancer, creator and educator, Rina Singha was born in Kolkata India in 1937. She trained with Kathak master Sambu Maharaj (1910-1970) at Delhi’s Shriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra. In 1960 Rina moved to London and toured Europe both as a soloist and with the... (MORE)
Dance Collection Danse would like to acknowledge that the land on which we work is the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Métis, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. It has been a site of human activity, including dance, for at least 15,000 years and we are grateful to all the caretakers, both recorded and unrecorded, of this land and of Turtle Island. Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and dance in the community, on this territory.