On Friday December 7, Jonathan Zarov speaks with John Kraniak about Last Gaspe, a New England style contra dance band of which John is a part of. Last Gaspe is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a contra dance at Grace Episcopal Church.
John explains the contra dance, “The term means the ‘dance of opposition’ in French… In a contra dance there’s long lines with ‘minor sets’, you do have a partner but you end up dancing with everyone down the line, and then you change roles and dance with everyone going up the line. All dances are taught by the ‘caller’ or instructor. You don’t have to be a particularly adept dancer to do this.”
Saturday December 8
Grace Episcopal Church
116 West Washington
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