The Canadian Dance Family Tree Project was designed to show students the links between generations of dancers, choreographers and teachers to help them better understand the ancestry of dance in Canada. It is an excellent way to build on reading comprehension and research skills.
L’Arbre généalogique de la danse canadienne est un projet conçu pour permettre aux élèves de mieux comprendre l’historique de la danse au Canada en illustrant les liens entre les générations de danseurs, de chorégraphes et d’enseignants. C’est un excellent moyen de mettre à profit leurs aptitudes en lecture, en compréhension et en recherche.
Dance Collection Danse offers a wide variety of virtual exhibitions that provide valuable research tools for Intermediate, Senior and Post-secondary dance students, as well as those in Conservatory programs. There are Exhibit Series and Special Exhibits that vary widely in size and content. You can browse descriptions of Exhibit Series HERE and Special Exhibits HERE.
Likewise, each issue of DCD Magazine provides valuable research content not often found in mainstream media. For DCD Magazine, your students can use the “Author/Editor” or “Quick Find” searches on the left side of the page to begin their research. Each issue of DCD Magazine is available as a free downloadable PDF.
CLICK HERE to begin your search.
If you have questions or would like advice on how to use DCD’s virtual resources contact Amy Bowring at email@example.com.
Photo: Clockwise: Kay Armstrong; Peter Bingham in Steve Paxton’s Jag Ville Görna Telefonera at Véhicule Art, Montreal; National Ballet dancer Veronica Tennant as Juliet in John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet, c. 1977 / Photo by Andrew Oxenham; Jean-Pierre Perreault in Peter Boneham’s Crystal Clear, 1971 / Photo: Susanne Swibold; Menaka Thakkar;Yoné Kvietys-Young, c. 1962
MIRIAM AND LAWRENCE ADAMS
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. (READ MORE)
THE DCD TEAM
Get to know the dynamic individuals who are dedicated to caring for Canada's rich dance heritage and sharing its dance story with the world. From collections to programming and education to marketing and admin, our productive team packs a lot into a year. (READ MORE)
LIVING CANADIAN DANCE
DCD simply could not do what it does without the support of its team of volunteers. If you love dance, and have the time and energy, we could use your help. Whether its hands-on with the collection or front and centre at a live event, there are many ways to make a difference. Fill out the form HERE and start today!
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.