As his light bulb dims in 2014, celebrate another wild invention by Thomas Edison: the moving picture. Edison invented the kinetograph in the late 1800s, and then the first woman ever recorded in motion by his team was a Flamenco dancer named Carmencita, who was performing in New York at the time. She also toured Georgia, bringing innovation to arts and culture and an uproar to social circles. Their story is part of the summer reading program for kids and families at four libraries this summer.
– Evolution of film, looking at Flamenco on the screen
– View Edison’s first silent record of Flamenco
– Interact with Flamenco on youtube
– Learn Flamenco dance moves & explore dance without sound
– Learn about Flamenco history, including Carmencita’s performances in Atlanta and in other Southern cities –
– Performances are scheduled at:
Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch Library in Johns Creek
July 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Fayette County Public Library
July 15 at 2:30 p.m.
Dawson County Library
July 16 at 11 a.m.
Lumpkin County Library
July 16 at 2 p.m.