Whipperstompers was great!
Adina was great - dance games were esp cool! - the band was excellent, and the people were
A lot of Brasstown kids hung together; a couple of people felt a little excluded by them,
but when you've got all that history, yeah, it's hard not to bond even more....
Hot - some big box fans would have been great...
I wish I had camped - beautiful campsites close together. Table Rock is a great
Groups that meet for primarily social reasons die (or might as well).
Groups that share a passion for something grow.
When I sat out and just watched the dancers at Whipperstompers, wow!
Lots of passion there. Big buckets of gotta-dance just overflowing.
Our contra-dance language continues to morph and grow, beautifully.
Lots of contact-improv and swing creeping in.
Outright theatrics, ending just in time to meet the next...
Many of these kids youngsters dancers grew up sleeping on the corner of the stage, reels
seeping into their motion-fibers from age 1.
So it's no wonder they move at such a high level.
Beautiful to watch.
We ARE part of a golden age, as someone said recently.
From: callers-bounces(a)sharedweight.net [mailto:callers-
bounces(a)sharedweight.net] On Behalf Of Chris Weiler (home)
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 10:09 AM
To: Shared Weight
Subject: [Callers] Any Whipperstompers out there?
Anybody attend the Whipperstompers weekend a couple of weeks ago in
South Carolina? I talked with Adina Gordon last night about it and she
had some good things to say. Adina, that's your cue to let us know how
it went and your impressions about what the organizers and attendees
took away from it. ;)
Anyone else attend and want to share their experiences?
Adina and I found out that we're both planning on attending the Youth
Dance Weekend in Vermont in September. Anyone else going to be there?
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