Happy Friday CDSS friends! On this first day of summer I’m happy to share with you my final school project, completed during my recent semester at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. While there I learned both radio and video production as well as some photography. It was wonderful to develop these skills while working with a community near and dear to my heart: the Monday night contra dance in Nelson, NH. Please enjoy this six minute video portrait of this gem of a community dance.
I also wish to extend my warmest thanks to the many people who helped make the project possible including: Lisa Sieverts, Gordon Peery, Don Primrose, Kelly Strauss, Val Van Meier, Al Stoops, Jenny Maxwell, Rachel Fouchet and all the Nelson dancers, callers and musicians.