Renegade Bodies: Book launch and reception on April 24

Miriam Adams, Co-Founder and Director of Dance Collection Danse

The Heliconian Club in partnership with Dance Collection Danse (DCD) will be hosting a reception (5 to 7:30 p.m.) on Tuesday April 24, 2012 to celebrate DCD’s new book Renegade Bodies: Canadian Dance in the 1970s, edited by Allana C. Lindgren and Kaija Pepper. Four writers from among the book’s contributors will speak about their experiences in researching and mounting this publication. These are: Allana Lindgren, Johanna Householder, Susan Crean, and the Club’s own Selma Odom. Amy Bowring, DCD’s director of research, will speak about Canadian dance in the 70s. A special short video on this topic will also be shown. A reception will follow.

“History will record it as The Great Canadian Dance Explosion of the 1970s, the decade when a performing art form finally came to outsell a professional sport.” Max Wyman, Dance in Canada Magazine, 1979.

The planning committee consists of Mary Jane Warner and Kathleen Fraser for the Club and members of DCD. Discussions have been underway since early September. This event is open to Club members and guests, and DCD members and guests. Club members are urged to RSVP early for this sure-to-be fully booked evening.