At Login: danc/se, the symposium held in conjunction with the Canada Dance Festival 2000, the dance community took part in a broad discussion about its own legacy and the state of dance collections in Canada. Creators, educators, critics, historians, scholars, and administrators alike recognized the pressing issues of documentation and preservation, and decided to launch a dance heritage initiative. This strategy is the result of these efforts.

vision
The long term objective is...
to ensure the preservation of Canada’s dance heritage, recognizing that legacy is vital to the future of a sustainable dance discipline.

strategic objective
The strategic objective for this five-year period beginning in 2002 is...

to lay the foundations for maintaining dance heritage in Canada.

strategic directions

A. BUILD A NETWORK
Identify a network for dance preservation across Canada by...

     

    B. PLAN NOW TO PROTECT FUTURE CREATION
    Ensure documentation for future dance creation in Canada by...

       

      C. PRESERVE PAST CREATION
      Address the preservation management needs for Canadian dance heritage materials created before 1990 by...

         

         

         

        This strategy has been prepared by the Committee for the Preservation of Canada’s Dance Heritage: Lawrence Adams, Miriam Adams, Amy Bowring, Theresa Rowat, Philip Szporer, Vincent Warren, Leland Windreich.


        April 2002

         

        further information contact:
         

        Theresa Rowat -
        Amy Bowring -

         

         

        prepared with support from The Canada Council for the Arts