Interweaving patterns: [Unedited footage]
NamesVirginia Commission on the Arts (Sponsor)Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Sponsor)Smith, Kirby (Interviewee)Spalding, Susan Eike (Director)Johnson, Anne (Director)
Interweaving Patterns: Center for Appalachian Studies and Services Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1989
Table of ContentsCONTENTS. - Interview with Kirby Smith. Recorded in Chilhowie, Virginia, in August 1989. Smith, who has been a square dance caller for 50 years, recounts some of his experiences. He recites examples of his calls, describes the difference between what is called Appalachian, colonial, or old-time square dancing and western square dancing, and comments upon the incorporation of clogging in square dancing. He describes a number of square dance figures and explains different ways of dancing the Virginia reel.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1460
TopicsFolk dancing -- Appalachian MountainsFolk dancing -- VirginiaVirginia reel (Dance)Clog dancingSquare, round and contra dancing
NotesContent: Unedited footage recorded in southwestern Virginia by Appalshop, Whitesburg, Kentucky, for the videodocumentary Interweaving patterns (later retitled Step back Cindy), sponsored by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Directors: Anne Johnson and Susan Spalding.Content: SUMMARY: Part of a 16-cassette series containing unedited interview and dance footage. Although the interviews focus primarily on dance, they also cover a broad range of topics intended to fill in the socio-cultural background of the region. For the completed documentary, see: *MGZIA 4-1305 Step back Cindy.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (83 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12169995Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7d5200c0-0826-0131-a31a-3c075448cc4b
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