Towards an Understanding of the Breadth and Depth of Dance Activity in Canada

Presented at Mapping Culture: Communities, Sites and Stories 

international conference in Coimbra, Portugal (May 28-30, 2014)

Recent findings from components of the Canada Dance Mapping Study are presented in the paper. The Canada Across Dance Map, like a geographic map, is drawing a picture of dance in Canada, indicating ‘what’ is happening and ‘where’ it is happening. The map is also adding ‘who’ – how many Canadian lives are touched by dance in some way – including dancers, choreographers, dance teachers, presenters, dance students, support staff and volunteers, and dance audiences. Together the study and the map will together identify, quantify, and describe the ecology, economy, and environment of dance in Canada.

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