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Rocking the Boat: Celebrating Queer Content in Canadian Concert Dance

Rocking the Boat: Celebrating Queer Content in Canadian Concert Dance

Rocking the Boat: Celebrating Queer Content in Canadian Concert Dance

Rocking the Boat: Celebrating Queer Content in Canadian Concert DanceExhibit dates:

Friday, November 22, 2013 to Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Reception date & time:

Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:30pm

Description:

Performance art, cabaret and burlesque are accepted arenas for expression of queer themes through movement; but what about the more conventional world of dance performance? Illustrating examples from the past 30 years, Rocking the Boat, curated by Pamela Grundy, celebrates overtly themed dances along with their trailblazing creators. Culled from public and private archives, this rare collection of video, posters, photos, programs, choreographic notes, sets and costumes serves to illuminate an under-documented segment of Canadian dance. Photo: William Douglas in Anima (1990) photographed by Cylla Von Tiedemann.
Dance Collection Danse  Founded in 1986 and based in Toronto, Dance Collection Danse (DCD) is Canada’s only organization dedicated to collecting and disseminating Canada’s dance history. As a dance resource centre, archives and publisher, DCD shares its collection through public and virtual exhibits, online programming, workshops and publications. http://www.dcd.ca/

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Curator Tour
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
8:00 p.m.
The ArQuives, 34 Isabella St., Toronto
Pamela Grundy, curator, walks participants through the exhibit, illustrating approaches to queer expression by Canadian choreographers.

Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
8:00 p.m.

The ArQuives, 34 Isabella St., Toronto
Join James KudelkaDanny Grossman and other panelists for a lively discussion about the dance profession ‒ both past and present ‒ as an environment for queer expression. Moderated by Graham Jackson, author and Jungian analyst.

Note both events are pay what you can.

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Rocking the Boat: Celebrating Queer Content in Canadian Concert Dance

Rocking the Boat: Celebrating Queer Content in Canadian Concert Dance

Rocking the Boat: Celebrating Queer Content in Canadian Concert DanceExhibit dates:

Friday, November 22, 2013 to Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Reception date & time:

Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:30pm

Description:

Performance art, cabaret and burlesque are accepted arenas for expression of queer themes through movement; but what about the more conventional world of dance performance? Illustrating examples from the past 30 years, Rocking the Boat, curated by Pamela Grundy, celebrates overtly themed dances along with their trailblazing creators. Culled from public and private archives, this rare collection of video, posters, photos, programs, choreographic notes, sets and costumes serves to illuminate an under-documented segment of Canadian dance. Photo: William Douglas in Anima (1990) photographed by Cylla Von Tiedemann.
Dance Collection Danse  Founded in 1986 and based in Toronto, Dance Collection Danse (DCD) is Canada’s only organization dedicated to collecting and disseminating Canada’s dance history. As a dance resource centre, archives and publisher, DCD shares its collection through public and virtual exhibits, online programming, workshops and publications. http://www.dcd.ca/

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Curator Tour
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
8:00 p.m.
The ArQuives, 34 Isabella St., Toronto
Pamela Grundy, curator, walks participants through the exhibit, illustrating approaches to queer expression by Canadian choreographers.

Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
8:00 p.m.

The ArQuives, 34 Isabella St., Toronto
Join James KudelkaDanny Grossman and other panelists for a lively discussion about the dance profession ‒ both past and present ‒ as an environment for queer expression. Moderated by Graham Jackson, author and Jungian analyst.

Note both events are pay what you can.

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

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