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New home for Dance Collection Danse

By Cindy Brett
  • Stanley, Miriam and Lawrence Adams on the set of their cable TV series, Night Lights (1981) / Photo courtesy of Miriam Adams

After a long search, Co-founder/Director Miriam Adams and Director of Collections and Research Amy Bowring of Dance Collection Danse (DCD) are pleased to announce that the organization is moving to a new home this August. Since its inception in 1986 by Adams and her late husband Lawrence, Canada’s national dance archives have lived in the founders’ 140-year-old Victorian house in Toronto. As the organization has grown, acquiring a new space has become a priority. The move to 149 Church Street will provide DCD with three offices, a research room, storage space, a kitchen, two washrooms and a gallery, where artifacts from DCD’s collection of Canadian dance memorabilia can be displayed through rotating exhibits. Although the new facilities do not provide room for any additional archival storage, they will allow DCD to enhance its programming, increase its public profile and offer more flexible research hours.

This photo of Sarah Sternberg is one of the many artifacts that will have a new home / Photo courtesy of Dance Collection Danse


Adams’ enthusiasm about the move is clear: “This move to a new space where DCD will become more accessible and visible to the public will be a great asset to the organization. I am so proud of what we have been have able to accomplish over time – with a new space we can better share our fantastic discoveries about the art form. And … I get my bathroom back!”




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