30 minutes | Jan 29th 2020

Extra Points: Queer Contra Dancing Isn't Exactly Competitive

You can find queer contra dancing events in many major U.S. cities, but unlike Voguing and formal ballroom dancing, it has never really been taken up as a sport. Longtime queer contra dance organizers Chris Ricciotti and Stephen Ulrich, discuss the dance form's historic roots, how it reached the queer community and why it's never taken off as a sport. We also discuss why we don't often see similar participatory cultural dance events from non-European cultures.

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