Shall we dance?
29 April 2022

The iconographic collections of Liberas contain many images related to dance. More unexpected content within our collections? Maybe not that unexpected considering the omnipresence of social dancing or the importance of dance in the social structure in general. Yet our collections show dance in various forms, from classical ballet to ballroom dancing, from traditional dances to masquerade balls.

Posters and business cards announce dance events or training courses, stills and films document performances, rehearsals or festive occasions throughout a period of more than 150 years.

Here’s a selection.

The search pointer

The search pointer can be bought in the archive store of the Liberal Archive or can be ordered via
HEYNSSENS Sarah and WILLEMS Bart, Searcher Belgian Merchant’s Merchant (1830-1980), Series Searchers No. 43, Publication Number 5680, General Government Archive, Brussels, 2016, € 5.00 (+ possible shipping costs).

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Shall we dance?