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The Artifact of the Month series introduces our online visitors to treasured and fascinating items at Dance Collection Danse (DCD).

Focussed on Canada’s theatrical dance history, DCD’s collection dates back to the mid-1800s and includes materials such as costumes, props, backdrops, choreographic notes, photographs, moving images, playbills, journals, notation scores, correspondence, business records, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, designs, oral history recordings and books. Here, we present a featured artifact with accompanying related imagery narrated by a podcast. Welcome to Canada’s colourful dance heritage!

Amy Bowring
Director of Collections and Research


Cinema Slides and 1930s Prologues in Halifax - April 2014

A cinema slide (detail above) from the 1930s demonstrates early modes of advertising performances. Click Here To Learn More >>

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