Looking around for intersections between Tradition and (relative) modernity has taken me on a virtual tour across the country and abroad, and it's been really neat to find out about groups doing things far afield. However--like many people, I suspect--I don't always remember to look at what's under my nose. When I found the Calico Cloggers performing on YouTube, I went to check them out and was surprised to find out they were based in northern Virginia. I think it's cool when you find a group that performs to "The Clumsy Lover" as well as Shakira's "Whenever, Wherever:"
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.
The 100+ Friday Flourish videos can still be found on YouTube.
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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