|From Titanic Vintage Dance Weekend|
This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending Titanic Vintage Dance Weekend — a series of special events commemorating the 100 anniversary of the Titanic’s fateful maiden voyage. The dance weekend was run by commonwealth vintage dancers who always do an excellent job reenacting the historical ballroom. The attendees mostly worn historically accurate dress and their outfits were a treat to behold.
Although everything took place on land, they captured both the style of the ragtime period and the elegance of the RMS Titanic. Things started on Friday with a steerage dance reenacting the type of ball the that 3rd passengers might have had. Though comparatively informal by vintage standards, it was still classy and fun. Saturday featured an elegant formal tea luncheon at the historic Hawthorne Hotel followed by a formal dinner and grand ball at Colonial Hall at Rockafella’s. We finished off the weekend with a costumed stroll at the Peabody Essex Museum on Sunday morning and then a concert by grammy winning artist Ian Whitcomb in the afternoon.
While the events were festive celebrations of the kind that would have taken place a hundred years ago, the attendees frequently talked about the tragic loss of Titanic. At the 100 anniversary of the moment that the iceberg struck the ship they paused the grand ball and had a moment of silence out of respect for the victims.
The weekend was a unique opportunity to experience an earlier era. It was also a chance for me to catch up with old friends and make new ones. I’m very glad to have attended and would like to thank all those who worked so hard to make the weekend a success.
Here are some pictures here if you’re curious about the event.
|Titanic Vintage Dance Weekend|