Join Richard Nevell, author of A Time to Dance, for a discussion on the evolution of country dancing in America and the social experience of dance, an art form that has the power to unify us in increasingly divisive times.
ABOUT THE BOOK: A Time to Dance: American Country Dancing from Hornpipes to Hot Hash presents a well-documented history of American country dancing. Richard Nevell records American country dances as historical artifacts, as social expressions of rural and urban communities, as manifestations of democracy, and as an evolving traditional art that changes to meet the needs of a changing American society. The breezy, relaxed style lends itself to easy reading, and is accompanied by excellent illustrations.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Richard Nevell is a photographer, visual artist, author, filmmaker, and songwriter. He has created CD covers for musicians in Europe and the U.S. His songs have been performed by many musicians and received special awards from ASCAP. He lives in New Hampshire and Bali.
DATE: Wednesday, April 25th at 7pm
LOCATION: Phoenix Books Essex
ADMISSION: Free and open to all.