The extra skater models the obligato of the kids frolic around the hall while we dance.
Rich On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 10:06 PM Bree Kalb via Callers < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > This is terrific. Will you be posting this to any Contra groups on FB? If > not, would it be okay if I post to Triangle Country Dancers' page? I think > lots of people would enjoys seeing it. > > On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 1:57 PM Luke Donforth via Callers < > email@example.com> wrote: > >> I'd like to share this because I think it's really fun. >> >> Several months ago, I was approached by the coaches of a Theater on Ice >> team about helping put together a program for their 2018-19 Choreographic >> Challenge, which was to showcase cultural dance. Burlington's team, "On >> Thin Ice" wanted to do a contra dance on ice. >> >> There were various restrictions; style and historic elements that they >> wanted included, coverage of the ring, movement on the ice, etc. What they >> generated is not a contra dance, but does showcase several elements of a >> contra dance, and they do it on ice. >> >> You can check out their performance at >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EzYx4XtxSs&lc >> >> It was a learning experience for me, and a fun exercise in deconstructing >> and putting things back together with different constraints. For instance, >> they needed percussive elements in the choreography; I'd originally tried >> to sell them on petronellas; but they all balked at the turning over >> "outside edges" on skates (a harder feat). >> >> It's the first time I've every had folks dance to recorded calls, but >> they wanted them to add to the feeling of a contra (and I won't be >> travelling with them to nationals in Alabama this June). >> >> As a side not, for historical reasons relating to how their program would >> be judged, I used the term gypsy instead of my preference of an >> alternative. I still think they do a wonderful job of bringing contra dance >> to a different corner of the world. >> >> When I went to my first contra dance, I'd never have guessed where it >> would take me. Here's to more fun memories and interesting experiences in >> this community and others. >> >> -- >> Luke Donforth >> luke.donfo...@gmail.com <luke.do...@gmail.com> >> _______________________________________________ >> List Name: Callers mailing list >> List Address: Callers@lists.sharedweight.net >> Archives: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/ >> > _______________________________________________ > List Name: Callers mailing list > List Address: Callers@lists.sharedweight.net > Archives: https://email@example.com/ >
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