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Survey the options in the map below and click on the red markers to read about each location. If you visit a site, take a pic and share it on Social Media with the tag: #TouringThroughTime. Scroll down to view a slideshow of some of Calgary's historic dance past.

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Pink Pages listings, 1921
Pink Pages listings, 1921
  • Pink Pages listings, 1921
  • Gladys Attree, c. 1923
  • Jean Gauld, c. 1927 / Photo: Glenbow Archives NA-5313-5
  • Students of Alice Murdoch Adams, Grand Theatre, c. 1931 / Photo: Central Studio
  • Alice Murdoch Adams, c. 1930
  • Alice Murdoch Adams, Frank Newton and fellow Highland dancers, 1930s
  • Alice Murdoch Adams, c. 1927
  • Yellow Pages listings, 1938
  • Detail from Hotel Palliser stationery, 1951
  • Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association program, 1952
  • Olga Valda, Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association program, 1952
  • Regina Cheremeteff teaching at the German-Canadian Club, 1956 / Photo: Glenbow Archives NA-4894-10
  • Dancers of the Alberta Ballet
  • Dancers of the Alberta Ballet
  • Yoné Kvietys Young, c. 1964
  • Lisa Doolittle and Margaret Dragu in Yoné Kvietys Young’s "Death", University of Calgary Studio Theatre, c. 1968
  • University of Calgary dancers, c. 1968
  • University of Calgary dancers in Yoné Kvietys Young’s "Are the Sunspots Affecting You?", c. 1968 / Photo: Colin Michie
  • University of Calgary dancers in Yoné Kvietys Young’s "It is What it is. The Totem Dance", c. 1968
  • Alberta College of Art Dancers Martin McSween, Cheryl Brawnwarth, Sarah Britnell and Anne Simmie in “X-rox Art” directed by Yoné Kvietys Young / Photo: Brian Harder
  • Robert Greenwood and Dana Luebke in “Solo”, 1981 / Photo: Ian Southern
  • Dana Luebke of Sun Ergos, 1982
  • Elaine Bowman of Dancers’ Studio West in front of new studio/theatre, 1892-14A Street SE / Photo: Gerald Wendland
  • Peter Hoff of Dancers’ Studio West, c. 1981
  • Elaine Bowman and Douglas Hamburgh in Lynette Fry-Abra’s “Andromeda”, Dancers’ Studio West, 1981
  • Lisa Doolittle and Norma Wood sanding the floor of the Co-Motion studio, 1977
  • Michèle Moss in Vicki Adams Willis’s “It’s About Time”, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, 1985 / Photo: Barbara Harrison
  • Hannah Stilwell in Vicki Adams Willis’s “It’s About Time”, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, 1985 / Photo: Barbara Harrison
  • Vicki Adams Willis, Decidedly  Jazz Danceworks co-founder / Photo: Trudie Lee
  • Kimberley Cooper, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, c. 2010 / Photo: Trudie Lee
  • Catherine Hayward, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, c. 2016 / Photo: Trudie Lee
  • Promotional postcard featuring Anne Flynn and Denise Clarke
  • Anne Flynn and Denise Clarke in their work “Nice Works .. If You Can Get It”
  • “Dance Connection” magazine cover, 1988
  • Eleanor Sande, Jacqueline Cousineau, Erick Campos, Martin Valée, Marc Lalonde, Daniel Lauzon, Marie-Josée Lecours and Mary-Ellen Johnson in Jean Leger’s “Illustration in Motion”, Calgary City Ballet
  • Laurie Montemurro in Springboard Dance Collective's, “A Big Feet”, 1989 / Photo: Alexander W. Thomas
  • Rosanna Terracciano in her work “We All Need To Say GOODBYE/ADIOS” / Photo: Reynard Li
  • Participants of Afrikadey! World Music Festival / Photo: Stephen Kim
  • Lori Duncan and Helen Husak in Husak’s “Dancing Without You Here”, 2013 / Photo: Citrus Photography, Tim Nguyen
  • Davida Monk, Kate Stashko, Sylvie Moquin, Mark Ikeda, Shayne Johnson, Catherine Hayward, Dario Charles in Helen Husak’s “Les Une et Les Autres”, 2015 / Photo: Citrus Photography, Tim Nguyen
  • Performers and audience participating in a ContainR experience


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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.

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