Toronto’s Dance Magic Studio celebrates its 50th anniversary.
The studio, which has been operating since the 1960s, has opened up to new generations of dancers, and is a favourite spot for weddings, graduations and other special occasions.
A year ago, a photo album of the studio was auctioned off at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The collection features images from the studio and its iconic dance floor, which the artist and choreographer John Kessel was known for.
The photos, some of which have never been seen, were taken by photographer and curator Paul Bagnall in 1969 and 1970, and feature a number of dancing styles, from the contemporary to the historic.
Bagnall said the collection was an incredible chance to look back on the studio, its art and its artists.
“I don’t know if it’s been 50 years, but this is what I look at every day.
I have so many images in my memory that were taken in the 1960’s,” he said.
The photo album was auction for $200,000 at the festival.
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