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The Wonder of Motion

By Philip Szporer

If you’re an adventurous internaute and love the act of online discovery, the announcement that the New York Public Library (NYPL) has digitized over a thousand hours of dance videos marks a thrilling moment in time.

 
Writers & Readers

Dance Book Poll

We asked our readers to list their favourite dance book for our August 2013 contest. Here’s what we heard back –

 

Historic costume to be conserved

Dance Collection Danse (DCD) recently announced that Maud Allan’s historic Salomé costume will receive treatment from the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI).

Leland Windreich (1926-2012)

Leland Windreich – a rare breed of writer who established himself as an important dance historian and critic – uncovered one of Ca…

 

New exhibits celebrate dance and design

The Design Exchange in Toronto recently launched two exhibits in partnership with The National Ballet of Canada, which is currentl...

Karen Jamieson Dance: Sisyphus

Recently uploaded to YouTube, Karen Jamieson’s 1983 version of Sisyphus was named one of the ten Canadian Choreographic Masterpieces of the 20th…

Pas de Deux: Dance Film

This dance film from the National Film Board of Canada is acclaimed as filmmaker Norman McLaren’s masterpiece. The Scottish-born Canadian animator and…

Forms of Movement: Peter Randazzo

Ontario’s public educational media organization TVO posted this video of 26-year-old Peter Randazzo at work with David Earle and Amelia Itcush for his…

 

Miriam Adams appointed to Order of Canada

Miriam Adams, Co-Founder/Director of Dance Collection Danse (DCD), was recently appointed to the Order of Canada for her contribut…

DCD launches new exhibit

On November 14th, Dance Collection Danse (DCD) unveiled its latest exhibit: Renegade Bodies: Canadian Dance in the 1970…

Toronto Heritage Dance showcases Canadian choreographers

In celebration of Canadian dance's vibrant past and present, Toronto Heritage Dance recently showcased the work of six eminent Can...

American dance icons honoured with U.S. postal stamps

Four influential American choreographers will appear on a series of stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service in 2012. The set incl…

 

Moze Mossanen's The Dancemakers coming on DVD

Moze Mossanen’s 1988 film series The Dancemakers will be released on DVD on June 24th. Dance Collection Danse (DCD) …

 

Clifford Collier (1929-2011)

Dancer and archivist Clifford Collier died in Toronto on February 21st of cancer. Collier started dancing in 1947 with B…

 

New book on the life and work of Lola MacLaughlin

Lola Dance – Lola MacLaughlin: A Life in Dance was launched at the Scotiabank Dance Centre in Vancouver on September 30th, ...

Blackfoot dance history returned to the community

On June 21st, coinciding with National Aboriginal Day, a large piece of traditional Blackfoot (Kainai) knowledge was handed back t...

Elizabeth Chitty: Drop

Last weekend in Ottawa, the Society for Canadian Dance Studies hosted their 2010 conference: “Renegade Bodies: Dance in Canada in the 1970s.

Room named in honour of Iro Valaskakis-Tembeck

A new multi-function room at Montréal’s future Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Cultural Centre has been named in honour of late dance artist, …

Dance Collection Danse publishes biography of Peter Boneham

Dance Collection Danse Press/Presse announces the release of Sara Porter's new book Peter in Process: Peter Boneham's Sixty ...

New book on history of National Ballet School

The Ballet Class: A History of Canada's National Ballet School by Norma Sue Fisher-Stitt is now available at the National Bal...

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