Pioneer Valley Soundscapes

"Take Hands Four": Contra Dancing in the Pioneer Valley (2011)

imageAfter losing popularity during the early twentieth century, contra dance resurfaced as a social activity during the back-to-the-land movement associated with the Folk Revival of the 1970s. Our film explores how dancers and musicians entered the community in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s as well as the influence groups of teenagers have had on the community.

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