Annie Hatch ()
This session will present “Dutch Hop!”, a new film by Chris Simon and Annie Hatch. It features the unique polka music and dance tradition of the Volga Germans who brought it to the Great Plains and features the musicians, dancers and families who treasure this cultural gem and keep the tradition alive in the Platte River valleys of Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming. The 56-minute documentary will be followed by a Q&A with producer, Annie Hatch, and lead folklorist, Gwen Meister. Filmmaker/Folklorist Chris Simon and accordion musician Bob Schmer are invited to join the session.
Part of 09-12 Film: Dutch Hop!, Saturday, October 15, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm