Monday, October 29, 2007

Country dance films available on DVD

Country dance films by Robert Fiore and Richard Nevell now available on DVD

New Hampshire filmmakers Robert Fiore, veteran cinematographer of Pumping Iron, Greetings, and Festival Express, and Richard Nevell, author of A Time To Dance: American Country Dancing from Hornpipes to Hot Hash, have revisited two of their documentaries on country dance and have packaged them onto a single DVD.

Country Corners, the award-winning 1976 documentary on New England Contradancing, aired nationally on PBS and features tunesmith Bob McQuillen, Dudley Laufman and the Canterbury Orchestra, The Ed Larkin Dancers of Tunbridge, Vermont, and Jack Perron with Rodney and Randy Miller in Nelson, New Hampshire. The film is narrated by Gordon Bok.

Full of Life A-Dancin' is a film about the premier non-choreographed clog dance team of North Carolina: The Southern Appalachian Cloggers. This 1978 film explores the importance of traditional dance and features the story of two sisters, not allowed to dance as children, who find personal freedom in clog dancing. The film was made with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

More information on the DVD and how to purchase a copy can be found on the filmmakers' official website at http://countrycorners.blogspot.com/.