Contra Syncretist's 2012 Resolutions
Happy New Year! Over the first few Contra Syncretist entries of 2012, I want to share with you some of my New Year's resolutions having to do with dance and EDM and community on the dance floor. My first resolution will be revealed in the immediate next post. There will probably only be about a handful from me, but I'd love to hear some of yours -- will this be the year you organize your own techno contra for the first (or second) time, or try your hand at mixing contra-able tunes? Will this be the year you endeavor to dance in a brand new community now that you finally have the time, money, or really awesome friend who owes you a gigantic favor? Let me know in the comments and stay tuned for my resolutions, too!
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This project has concluded as of mid-2013 (with an epilogue posted mid-2016) but we hope to see you soon on a contra dance floor! Meanwhile, head over to our Facebook page for upcoming techno contra events and other items of interest.
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I dance with abandon. I play with glowsticks. I look for music that is conducive to one or both. I play behind cameras. I write about all of the above. I'm based in Glen Echo's contra dance community outside of Washington, D.C., but I'm happy to go dance afield when I can. Lather, rinse, repeat. Always repeat.
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