Updated: March 13, 2020 – Dance Collection Danse has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 DCD Hall of Fame scheduled for March 29. We will also cancel workshops and an inductee panel that were programmed for March 28. We will celebrate the same wonderful group of inductees in March 2021.
In addition to keeping our own guests healthy, we are joining other organizations in our civic duty to help slow the rate of spread of the COVID-19 virus by canceling these gatherings.
If have already purchased a ticket, our office will be in touch with you.
We remain dedicated to caring for our country’s dance history and we look forward to bringing you new virtual exhibitions in the coming months.
Dance Collection Danse (DCD) celebrates Canadian dance luminaries at the 2020 Dance Collection Danse Hall of Fame. Now in its third year, the Hall of Fame will take place Sunday, March 29, 2020 at the Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
This year’s dynamic line-up of live performers includes: tap sensations Travis Knights and Tanya Knights; flamenco performers Roger Scannura and Valerie Scannura; renowned ballet dancer Evelyn Hart and partner Zhenya Cerneacov performing a duet choreographed by inductee James Kudelka; dancer-choreographer and Red Sky Performance Associate Artist Jera Wolfe; and New York artist Adam Barruch performing a solo by inductee Margie Gillis.
“One of the most anticipated parts of this event is always the eclectic range of live performances by
some of today’s most exci1ng artists” says Amy Bowring, DCD Executive and Curatorial Director.
In addition to the live performances, presenters for this year’s event include The Honourable Margaret McCain, C.C., O.N.B; Laurence Lemieux; David Earle, C.M.; Veronica Tennant, C.C.; Tedd Robinson; Travis Knights; Esmeralda Enrique; Kate Hilliard; YveRe Nolan; and Ivan Fecan. The event is hosted by singer/songwriter Micah Barnes.
Since its launch in 2018, the DCD Hall of Fame has been a testament to the importance of recognizing Canada’s remarkable dance artistry. This year’s list of inductees is impressive – reflecting a diverse range of Canada’s exceptional dance artists and supporters. The 2020 inductees include James Kudelka, O.C.; Margie Gillis, O.C., C.Q.; Ethel Bruneau; Rosario Ancer; Peter Boneham, C.M.; Michael Greyeyes; William J.S. Boyle Dance Luminary Award to Mavis Staines, C.M; and the Community Builders Award to Donald Ross, O.C. and Gretchen Ross.
In addition to this year’s awards ceremony is the inaugural Sandra Faire Next GeneraUon Award – chosen by a committee of former Hall of Fame inductees to recognize an individual age 40 or under who is beginning to make a significant impact on dance in Canada. This year’s recipient is Ilter Ibraminof the Artistic Director of Fall for Dance North. Dance Collection Danse (dcd.ca) is home to the diverse legacies of dance in Canada. Its aims are to collect, preserve, and celebrate these rich stories.
For more information or to order tickets visit: dcdhalloffame.com
Where: Globe and Mail Centre, 351 King St. East – 17th Floor. Toronto, M5A ON1
When: Sunday, March 29, 2020 4pm-8pm