Larry Edelman - Dances of Jerry Goodwin: Swing in the Rear walkthrough

Title

Larry Edelman - Dances of Jerry Goodwin: Swing in the Rear walkthrough

Description

Larry Edelman led a workshop session on dances he learned from the calling of Jerry Goodwin, originally from West Virginia but living and calling in western Pennsylvania when Larry studied with him in the 1970s. Some of the dances were ones Jerry had learned from his father.

In this video, before leading a walkthrough of Swing in the Rear, Larry talks briefly about the process of oral transmission of square dance calls, telling the dancers (most of whom were callers themselves) that "we're all links in the chain."

This was recorded at Dare To Be Square on November 19, 2011, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC. Additional support for the weekend, including for this videotaping by John-Michael Seng-Wheeler, was provided by Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS). The weekend brought together six well-known callers and some 70 square dance enthusiasts from around the country to explore different traditional and modern styles.

Musicians for this session were Claudio Buchwald and Steve Hickman, fiddles; Jim Morrison, guitar; and Sam Bartlett, banjo.

Date Created

November 19, 2011

Spatial Coverage

USA, North Carolina, Brasstown

Temporal Coverage

2000 -