The Candace-Loubert media centre of the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal houses a collection of more than 4,000 documents, which include reference works, videos, monographs, periodicals, CDs, DVDs from the Quebec repertory from the 1950s to recent times. It has acquired a large number of videos presenting the choreographic repertory of contemporary dance companies in Montreal thanks to the generosity of numerous donors.
Visit mediatheque.edcm.ca to access to the catalogue.
Our collection is mostly comprised of audiovisual works (DVD, video cassettes), but is also made up of books, periodicals, subject files and archives of many school productions, starting from the School's foundation in 1981. The media library is made up of captations of contemporary choreographies from here and elsewhere, documentaries, biographies, and historical and technical dance-related works on subjects such as anatomy, stretching exercises and dance technique, art (video for dance performance), career management and dance teaching.
We use the Dewey Decimal System, as adapted to the dance world by the Bibliothèque de la danse Vincent-Warren.
The media library is open to the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal teachers, students graduates and technical personnel. Students of ADÉSAM member schools, Cégep du Vieux Montréal students and professional dancers may consult media library documents onsite for reference only.
To obtain borrowing privileges, graduates must pay a $20 fee and show proof of residence. They may open or renew their membership, renewable yearly, free of charge, with proof of address, a year after graduating.
DONATIONS OF CHOREOGRAPHIC WORKS
The media centre’s mandate is to ensure the preservation of and access to the contemporary choreographic repertoire from Quebec and abroad. The School is proud of the audiovisual donations received from choreographers over the years. If you wish to contribute to the collection by donating DVDs of your performances, please contact us! Donors to the media centre include Margie Gillis, Cas public, Carré des Lombes, Virginie Brunelle, Estelle Clareton, Mélanie Demers, Harold Rhéaume, Holy Body Tattoo, Sylvain Émard, RUBBERBANDance, O Vertigo, and many others. We would like to sincerely thank them for their significant contribution to the preservation of contemporary dance heritage.
Reference of documents
Loan and reservation of documents (for the École de danse contemporaine teachers, students, graduates and technical personnel only)
Loan and reservation of audiovisual equipment (onsite only)
Reader references and aids
Consultation of specialized dance periodicals
Computer workstations (Office, iMovie, iDVD, catalogue searches)
Bulletin board of current events in the field
Weekly press review
Document reservation service
Video recording and dubbing of original School's works
Monday to Friday : 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Schedules are subject to change according to school production activities. It is highly recommended that off-campus students call before coming.
CONTACT: Geneviève Ethier
Documentalist and Library Manager,
514 866-9814 ext. 232