Cross and Don Krotser teach an international folk dance class at the
Pasadena Senior Center on Monday afternoon from 1 - 2. The class
features line, circle or individual dances from a variety of countries.
The class is free, but you must be a member of the Senior Center to
attend. The Center is located at the corner of Holly and Raymond in the
city of Pasadena. Free parking is available.
More information can be found at the center's website: www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org/
One of our members, Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Professor Emerita of Archaeology and Linguistics, Occidental Collage, and Research Associate, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA, known to us as Betchen, has a new book. It's called The Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance, soon to be available at Amazon.com. Also available at Amazon are four of her other books - When They Severed Earth from Sky: How the Human Mind Shapes Myth (2006), Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years: Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times (1995), Prehistoric Textiles: The Development of Cloth in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages with Special Reference to the Aegean (1992), and The Mummies of Urumchi (2000).
Betchen is also curating an exhibition of folk costumes at UCLA's Fowler Museum. Opening March 10, 2013, Resplendent Dress from Southeastern Europe: A History in Layers, is fascinating. For more information go to: