Dance Marathon - Slideshow | KCET
Dance Marathon - Slideshow
Dance marathons became the thing to do in Los Angeles during the 1920's, and nowhere was this more popular and visible than in Venice. Dance halls offered cash prizes and other rewards for the couples that endured the longest - couples sometimes lasting for 24 hours or more. The 1969 film They Shoot Horses Don't They, based on the book written by local dance hall bouncer Horace McCoy, chronicles the drama of a young dancing couple willing to risk their lives to earn some dollars during the Depression.
After the screening, KCET Cinema Series host Pete Hammond conversed with director Fernando Ferreira Meirelles (City of Gold), and writer Anthony McCarten.
All around the United States is a 100-mile border zone where one can be searched and one's things seized. Policies way beyond what the constitution allows is regularly implemented. Artists drew on select sites. Here's what they realized.
Created by policymakers in the 1940s, the border zone extends 100 miles inland from the nation’s land and sea boundaries and houses nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population. It's also where the 4th amendment rights of the people have been subverted.
We have forgotten how to be medicine to the land, and to ourselves. The members of Syuxtun Collective are revisiting lost indigenous wisdom of learning and listening, of harvesting and preparing plant medicine in participation with nature.