City Folk: English Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America
A documentary film screening
Daniel Walkowitz is a social and cultural historian who has worked to bring America’s past to both academic and broad public audiences. In 2010 he published City Folk: English Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America, a transatlantic exploration into the related histories of English Country Dance and the folk dance movement in the United States (NYU Press). The book also serves as the basis for his recent documentary film with the same title, made for public television as a production with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
A screening of the film, which features Greenwich Village residents, will be followed by a question-&-answer period with Professor Walkowitz. The book and DVD will be available for purchase and signing.
- Monday, February 3, 2014
- 6:30 pm
Jurow Lecture Hall at the Silver Center
100 Washington Square East