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Department of Contemporary Dance fonds
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- Textual record
- Moving images
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1980 - ? (Creation)
- Concordia University. Department of Contemporary Dance
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0.20 m of textual records
4 digital records of moving images (MP4)
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The Department of Contemporary Dance has its origins in the hiring of Professor Elizabeth Langley to teach a dance course in the Division of Performing Arts of the Faculty of Fine Arts in 1978. In May 29, 1979 the University Senate approved a B.F.A. Major in Modern Dance programme for 1980-1981. This was the first Canadian university dance programme geared to training choreographers. Elizabeth Langley was the first chair of the Department of Modern Dance, which became the Department of Contemporary Dance after 1987.
Scope and content
The fonds gives information on the history and activities of the department and on contemporary dance in Montreal as well.
The fonds mainly includes newspaper clippings, leaflets, show programs, and posters from 1978-1994 and 2003-2007. The fonds also includes video recordings of four lectures given in 2013, parts of the Mover Over Lecture Series. The lecturers wereMarie-Hélène Falcon, Marten Spangberg, Sarah Chase, and Guy Cools.
Immediate source of acquisition
The documents were transferred to Records Management and Archives by the Contemporary Dance department in 2012 and 2013.
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There are no restrictions on access.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Box listing available for the textual records. Descriptions of the electronic records of moving images are available in the Audio Visual Database (I0059).
Further accruals are expected.