In collaboration with the University of Waterloo and with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, DCD is working with a circle of artists and arts & heritage workers from different Indigenous Nations within what is now Canada. “Dancing Histories” seeks to increase DCD’s knowledge of Indigenous ways of knowing and working, and to develop policies and procedures for working with Indigenous artists and communities ensuring that Indigenous dance history lives on for future generations..
WE ARE GRATEFUL TO THE MEMBERS OF THE INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE CIRCLE:
Margaret Grenier, Cynthia Lickers-Sage, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Émilie Monnet, Doe O’Brien-Teengs, Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane, Troy Emery Twigg, Jera Wolfe, and Research Assistant Amy Hull.
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PIONEERING WOMEN OF THE RAD!
A dozen years after the inception of the Association of Operatic Dancing of Great Britain, Canada had its first member – a petite and dynamic Winnipeg-born dance teacher named Dorothy Cox-Scruton. Hot on Cox-Scruton’s heels was Toronto’s Alison Sutcliffe who,.. (MORE)
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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.