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In 1983, under the banner ENCORE! ENCORE!, research was begun into choreographies created by Canadian dance artists working in the 1940s and 1950s for the purposes of preserving their works through reconstruction, notation, videotape and photography.
Photo: Miriam Adams and Lawrence Adams, 1986 / Photo by Marilyn Westlake
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If you want a quick run-down of what it is we do, please feel free to download our brochure. 2016 marks DCD's 30th year at the vanguard of Canada's dance story. Perfect reading for your next off-line moment. (READ MORE)
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Please join us in creating an even better organization as we enter a brave new phase of of development. Donors have been fostering the legacy of Canadian dance for over 30 years through DCD. (READ MORE)
Dance Collection Danse is the national centre dedicated to Canadian dance history. We have achieved a world-wide reputation as as a pioneer in the collection, preservation and dissemination of Canadian... (READ 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.