Dance Collection Danse - Artifact of the Month
By Amy Bowring - Dance Collection Dance
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The Artifact of the Month series introduces our online visitors to treasured and fascinating items at Dance Collection Danse (DCD). Focussed on Canada’s theatrical dance history, DCD’s collection dates back to the mid-1800s and includes materials such as costumes, props, sets, backdrops, make-up, choreographic notes, photographs, moving images, playbills, souvenir programs, publicity documents, journals, notation scores, correspondence, business records, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, artworks, designs, radio transcripts, oral history recordings and books. Here, we present a featured artifact with accompanying related imagery narrated by a podcast. Welcome to Canada’s colourful dance heritage.
||CleanCinema Slides and 1930s Prologues in Halifax||A cinema slide from the 1930s demonstrates early modes of advertising performances.||4/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEarly Spanish Dance in Canada||Artifact of the Month for January, 2014 - Beginning in the 1930s in particular, major Canadian cities, such as Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver, saw an influx of performances by international touring artists.||1/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBallet Chalkware: 1950s Kitch||Kitschy plasters is just one way that the world has depicted ballet. Learn more about DCD's ballet chalkware collection.||10/2/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoIrene Apinée's Make-Up Case||Falsies, lipstick, a squeezable tube of mascara. These items and more can be found in Irene Apinée’s make-up case from the 1950s, this month’s Artifact of the Month.||6/12/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobert Bruce's Dionysos Backdrop Design from the Gweneth Lloyd Collection||While nymphs frolicked and danced with the Greek god of wine, the wife of Manitoba's Lieutenant-Governor stormed out of the theatre. Find out how this backdrop design by a Winnipeg artist roused her ire.||4/2/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLawrence Adams||Artifact of the Month for February, 2013||2/12/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Jester's Marotte - A Stage Prop from the Amy Sternberg Collection||Artifact of the Month for December, 2012||2/12/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLois Smith's “Burnaby's Best Baby” Trophy||Artifact of the Month for October, 2012||10/4/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatherine "Bunny" Lang's 1936 Olympic Jacket||Artifact of the Month for August, 2012.||8/1/2012||Free||View in iTunes|