Library of Congress will hold a ‘dance party’ to celebrate disco culture in the US
The United States Library of Congress has just announced a month long celebration of disco culture entitled Bibliodiscotheque. The cultural extravaganza will feature “film screenings, performances, interviews and a symposium,” to analyze the effect disco has had on the culture of the United States.
The highlight of the festivities will be a live rendition of Gloria Gaynor’s iconic “I Will Survive,” which was recently added to the National Recording Registry, joining such luminaries as Radiohead’s album OK Computer, Metallica’s “Master of Puppets,” and the late Prince’s iconic album, Purple Rain. Gaynor’s performance will be held in the Jefferson Building on May 6 and is being described as “a late-night dance party.”
Additional details are available on the Library of Congress’ official webpage.