Library of Congress Bibliodiscotheque, April 12–May 6, 2017
A series of programs exploring the legacy and impact of disco on popular culture since the 1970s
The Library of Congress presents “Library of Congress Bibliodiscotheque” (April 12-May 6, 2017), an unprecedented exploration of disco culture, music, dance and fashion represented in the national collections. Disco’s influence on popular music and dance since the 1970s will be in focus through film screenings, performances, interviews and a symposium. The diverse lineup of programs features appearances by disco icon Gloria Gaynor, whose “I Will Survive” is recognized in the National Recording Registry, fashion guru Tim Gunn, Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, photographer Bill Bernstein, scholars Alice Echols and Martin Scherzinger, and legendary disco ball maker Yolanda Baker. Gloria Gaynor and her band perform in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building on May 6th, followed by a late night disco dance party presented in association with Brightest Young Things, The Recording Academy, the District of Columbia Library Association, and Capital Pride. Experience the Library of Congress like never before.
All events are free and open to the public (tickets required).
FULL EVENTS SCHEDULE
FILM SERIES: April 12—May 5, 2017
TUESDAY, MAY 2 at 7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 at 7:00 PM
THURSDAY, MAY 4 at 7:00 PM
FRIDAY, MAY 5 at 12:00 PM
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1:00—5:45 PM
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 7:00 PM—12:30 AM