WAG Dance Me to the End of Love Virtual Exhibition

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Dance Me to the End of Love: A Virtual Exhibition

A simple line drawing of three Inuit dancers leads to the lyrics of an iconic song by an internationally renowned poet/songwriter, which circles back to the collection which the drawing is a part of.

The resulting exhibition, whose foundation was Malaya Akulukjuk’s Untitled (Dancing), turned on an examination of the lyrics of the entire song — Leonard Cohen’s Dance Me to the End of Love— and the works within the Woodstock Art Gallery’s (WAG) rich and diverse collection that in turn reflect those words.

Ideas of love shift and morph through the WAG’s permanent collection reflecting and echoing the lyricist’s initial theme of sorrow. This inevitably leads to hope through the universal emotion of love that connects humanity.

Exhibition Gallery

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Exhibition Credits

Guest Curator: Linda Jansma

Photographer: Robert McNair

Designer: Kristina Nordstrom

Additional Resources

Exhibition Brochure

Dance Me to the End of Love Lyrics by Leonard Cohen

Dance Me to the End of Love (Official Video)


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