September 16, 2019
Limbo: The Haunting Backstory of Getting Low
by Every Little Thing
Where did the limbo first get off the ground? This week, ELT reveals how it went from funerals in the Caribbean to shag-carpeted basements across American suburbia.
Guests: Performer, choreographer, and documentarian Sonja Dumas; and Shane Vogel, professor of English and Theater at Indiana University.
Special thanks to listener Aurelia. Thanks also to Kieron Sargeant and Ray Funk.
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Spotify has ended our show. But Flora was able to record this short message before the door slammed shut. Thank you to everyone who listened, who left messages, who agreed to be interviewed, who shared their stories and their time. We loved making Every Little Thing with you.
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