A Dance Revolution is a-coming to L.A.

by admin on December 15, 2009

Techno-contra West

Techno-contra West

I traveled to Seattle, WA for the first ever west-coast Techno-Contra Dance at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center on 12-11-09.

It was a cold 18-degrees when I landed in Seattle but by the time I’d finished four hours of trance and techno dancing at The Fremont Abbey, I was one hot tamale.

Techno-contra Dance West    (VIDEO)
link at the end of this post…

Techno-contra West ~ Photo courtesy of Doug Plummer

The organizers’ admonition to drink lots of water and bring a change of clothes was right on the mark.  It was the most intensely aerobic night of dancing I’d had since the old days of the Santa Cruz Dawn Dance when we were all in our 20s and dancing from 8pm to 8am just seemed like the right thing to do.

At the first-ever West Coast Techno-Contra dance on December 11, 2009, the crowd was young, the music was played by a DJ, the engineered lighting and sound was stunning, famous photographer Doug Plummer was there to capture the moments, and the first dance lasted an amazing 90 minutes.  It blew my mind.

I’d come to Seattle for Dare To Be Square – West: a weekend-PLUS of old-time music by The Small Wonder String Band and The Tallboys with calling by Bob Dalsemer.  But here I am sweating, losing weight for the “cause,” – to be a force in getting this Techno-Contra Dancing more firmly into the L.A. Dance Scene in 2010!

 Techno-contra West ~ Photo courtesy of Doug Plummer

Techno-contra West ~ Photo courtesy of Doug Plummer

Techno-contra West ~ Photo courtesy of Doug Plummer

Techno-contra West ~ Photo courtesy of Doug Plummer

Here is another

Doug Plummer Video

from the first-ever West Coast Techno Contra Dance.

Hmmmm…
Not many “Old Foggies” seen in this video.

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