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Everybody Promenade (2007)

When next you’re in Iowa, head northwest to Nemaha- population 102. As you enter, a sign states - "Nemaha, A MIGHTY Small Town". Blocks later another sign boasts "Nemaha, Home of the Farmall Promenade". The Farmall Promenade is an eight member, all male troupe of farmers who, as four male-'female' square dancing couples, perform across the Midwest. They have a passion for the dance but this isn’t your Grandpa’s square dancing. They perform all the favorites while perched atop antique tractors. "Everybody Promenade" is a portrait of the Farmall Promenade- a group of friends who love performing but it is equally a portrait of a rural community struggling to keep farms solvent while keeping community ties strong. Grab your partner and join the dance.

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Licensing

For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact LeAnn Erickson, the distributor Ouat Media, or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: LeAnn Erickson
  • Produced by: LeAnn Erickson, Camille Seaman
  • Cinematographer: LeAnn Erickson with River Branch
  • Sound: Camille Seaman
  • Editor: Camille Seaman
  • Funding: Dekalb Seeds, Garst Seeds, Pioneer Seeds, Wilson Seeds, University of Iowa
  • Original Format: DV Mini
  • © 2007, Erickson and Seaman
  • 27mins, Color
  • Categories:
    DanceAgricultureFestivals/CustomsRural Life