“Where We Danced: The Story of American Social Dance" — a documentary film screening and social dance party. A documentary: Brian Lucky Skillen

01/30/2013 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Feature documentary "Where We Danced" is the story of America's dance told through the lives of the dancers who shaped the art form as well as the places they danced. The story begins on the plantations where African and Western European culture collided to create America's first truly indigenous social dance, the cakewalk. It continues through to 1930’s Harlem showing how dance helped shape popular culture in America and around the world. Over the decades dance has set trends in fashion and sexuality, giving the youth of the 20th century a voice to define itself from the rigidness of the Victorian era. It also gave African Americans a means of expression when all others had been taken away.

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhereWeDanced

 

Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/66380497/where-we-danced-the-story-of-american-social-dance

 

Wednesday January 30 at 7:30pm (doors 6:30) $10

810 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408