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  • Video: Contra in Nelson NH 1964

    July 15th, 2010
    contra, history  [html]

    (Video on youtube. Via mitch diamond.)

    Some things I noticed:
    • Calls are often at the beginnings of phrases not the ends
    • Dudley Laufman does the calling thing where for one time through the dance you drop out: "now you're going to do it without the calls". Unlike at a dance now, it's a sudden drop out and it's only one time through.
    • It's footage of several dances set to the music and calls of one dance. You can see bits of petronella and money musk. A little confusing.
    • At one point near the end, someone is dancing out of control, stops, looks pleased with himself, then gets a talking to

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