Renegade Bodies: Canadian Dance in the 1970s

Black and white man on chair woman in his lap

September 2011 to September 2014

Macdonald Heaslip Walkway of Theatre History

Theatre Museum Canada presented an exhibit by Dance Collection Danse

The 1970s saw an unprecedented dance boom in Canada. Canadian dancers travelled the world as unofficial cultural ambassadors. The craze for ballet, modern dance and jazz ballet intensified as aficionados packed studios and theatres. Young dancers in Canada rejected hierarchical company structures and struck out on their own.

The exhibit brought together photographs, posters and writing from a new book embracing a lively discussion about artistic and cultural shifts in the 1970s.

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