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The Flurry Festival

The Flurry Festival is a three day music and dance Festival that takes place in Saratoga Springs in February. It was founded in 1988 by Paul Rosenberg. The festival holds workshops, performances, dances, and jam sessions in the city center and throughout the town. The Flurry first started as a dance festival for contradancing but has expanded to musicians and spans all genres of music and dance as well as encompasing family friendly events such as storytelling.

The MDocs Storytelling Intertviewing class wanted to record the memories of long time Flurry Festival participants and the directors behind the festval. We explored the intitial years of the festival in the Guilderland Central School District in New York and the move to the City Center at Saratoga Springs as well as how the festival has changed over the years. We recorded favorite memories as well as historical changes the festival went through. 

The title picture is from the 2016 Flurry Festival poster, created by the Flurry Dance Organization.