Archiving & Preservation

Projet Héritage / Legacy Project: Episode 1

The Margie Gillis Foundation’s Legacy Project / Project Héritage shares the iconic Canadian dancer’s knowledge and philosophy with a new generation of artists.

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Dance Collection Danse, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD)

DJD and Dance Collection Danse present Free Public Sessions

Workshop | Classe

Calgary AB
February 2-3 février 2017


Expanding Access to Choreographic Knowledge Online

Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault recently launched an online platform called Espaces chorégraphiques 2, expanding access to choreographic archives, conversations and tools relating to contemporary dance in Québec.

Keeping Time

Everybody has a story. If you take the time to ask questions and listen, you might even uncover a piece of dance history. Here is one such gem. Meet Shirley Sommerville.

Dance Studies Collection

Dance Studies Collection from Dance Collection Danse

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Happy Seventy-fifth RWB

In celebration of Canada’s oldest ballet company, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents a short film reflecting on their past seventy-five years and driving them into an exciting future.

Alan Lund

Canada's Pre-eminent Showman: The Artistry of Alan Lund

Exhibit | Exposition

Toronto National
January 17-1 juillet 2015
Mon-Fri @ 11:00-4:00 | lundi-vendredi @ 11:00-16:00 or by appointment
Musical Theatre

On the Ground

Canada’s Past and Present at Jacob’s Pillow

By Deanne Kearney

Dee Kearney writes about her experience interning at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival this summer.


New home for Dance Collection Danse

Dance Collection Danse (DCD) announces move to a new home this August.


Remembering Perreault

By Marc Boivin

It was ten years ago, on December 4th 2002 that Jean-Pierre Perreault passed away. The man, our friend and the artist left us all too soon.

Aszure Barton and Artists: Lascilo Perdere

Today marks the launch of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive, an online video resource of dance clips from 1937 through 2010. According to the recent…

Nova Scotia Archives: Hylda Davies

The Nova Scotia Archives has released a variety of 16mm footage from the 1920s and 1930s, including some dance clips. In this montage of Allen Fraser’s…


Father of Canadian ballet commemorated with historic plaque

Heritage Toronto commemorated Boris Volkoff, the Canadian ballet pioneer, on December 12th with the presentation of an historic pl…


Concern with legacy inspires several remounts

Vancouver’s Andrea Gunnlaugson recently coordinated The Legacy Repertory Project to revive works not seen for at least ten years a...

Preservation and facility issues brought to light in St. John's

In response to the lack of office, studio and rehearsal space in St. John’s, the Artists Infrastructure Committee (AIC), a sub-com…

Recent awards in dance

Miriam and Lawrence Adams won the What’s the Big Idea Parasol Award from the Dance Umbrella of Ontario ….

New features on Dance Collection Danse website

This summer Dance Collection Danse (DCD) announced the launch of its new online column "Dance Historian of the Month" featuring in...


Pearl Remounts Earle's Sacra

David Earle's masterwork Sacra Conversazione received its first performance in July after almost twenty years since i...



Halifax’s YOung Company, which presents pre-professional dancers in modern dance concerts, celebrates its twentieth anniversar...