Free Folger Friday: Come for the Dancing, Stay for the Show (2016)
Free Folger Friday: Come for the Dancing, Stay for the Show, one of the Talks and Screenings at the Folger, was held in the Paster Reading Room of the Folger Shakespeare Library on Friday, October 21 and Friday, November 4, 2016 at 6:00pm.
Alongside Folger Theatre's production of Sense and Sensibility, audiences were invited to a pre-show lesson in English Country Dance led by ECD in DC founder and director Michelle Sebastian and members of her performance group.
English Country Dance is a social, folk dance form, which has its earliest documented instances in the late 16th century and was popular through the Regency era of Jane Austen.
Photo credit: Brittany Diliberto, Bee Two Sweet