Dance Collection Danse
Founded in 1986, Dance Collection Danse is Canada's national dance archives and publisher dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of Canadian theatrical dance history. Our programming combines ongoing activities in collection, preservation, research, publishing and education. We believe that the ability to demonstrate the longevity and depth of Canada's dance history will encourage citizens to acknowledge and celebrate the art of dance.
Through DCD's magazine, books and virtual exhibitions, DCD provides a context for the past and a foundation for the future of dance.
Our archival holdings represent the work of dance artists, companies and events related to theatrical dance dating back to the nineteenth century. These include choreographic notes, moving images, oral histories, sets, props, costumes, personal correspondence, house programs and other artifacts illustrating a dynamic and rich Canadian theatrical dance legacy.