Lindy Hop History: 1800-1945 Part I Early History: 1800 - 1945 Slide Show Presentation Click the icon to open the 1800-1945 slide show presentation. Table of Contents African RootsAfrican American Dance 1800-1925 Cakewalk Charleston Black BottomLindy Hop's First Generation: 1925-1935 The Savoy Ballroom "Twistmouth" George Ganaway & Edith Matthews Leroy "Stretch" Jones & Little Bea "Shorty" George Snowden & Big Bea The Dance Style Acquires a NameLindy Hop's Golden Era: 1935-1945 Passing the Torch Frankie "Musclehead" Manning Whitey's Lindy Hoppers Lindy Hop Goes to the Movies! ...And Around the World! Dean Collins Jewel McGowan The Golden Era Draws to a Close Up Next: Decline and Remission 1945-1983 African Roots African culture, imported to America during the days of slavery, brought with it a rich history of dance in a style that was unfamiliar to caucasian plantation owners.
Lindy Hop In its development, the Lindy Hop combined elements of both partnered and solo dancing by using the movements and improvisation of black dances along with the formal eight-count structure of European partner dances. This is most clearly illustrated in the Lindy's basic step, the swingout. In this step's open position, each dancer is generally connected hand-to-hand; in its closed position, men and women are connected as though in an embrace. Revived in the 1980s by American, Swedish, and British dancers, the Lindy Hop is now represented by dancers and loosely affiliated grass roots organizations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.
Teachers&Classes - azoteaswings Webseite! So far we have confirmed 4 great teachers and you will get at least 10 hours of classes of different swing dance styles like Solo Jazz, Blues, Charleston and and also Partner Charleston and Lindy Hop! The fixed classes will all take place in the late afternoons or evenings We also let open space for improvised jam sessions, tasters and classes in the week, because it fits with Jazz and with the canarian way of life! (Vamos a ver, poco a poco :) ) Meike Heller Meike is well known in Germanys two biggest Swing Cities Berlin and Hamburg as a great dancer, teacher and choreographer!
Savoy vs. Hollywood (Essay Footnotes) « Swungover* These are the footnotes to the post Hollywood Style vs. Savoy Style: A Fight to the Death (Hopefully?) Introduction “Concentrate” and “exterminate”: Israel parliament deputy speaker's Gaza genocide plan Moshe Feiglin, the deputy speaker of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, has published a plan for the total destruction of the Palestinian people in Gaza. His detailed plan, which calls for the use of concentration camps, amounts to direct and public incitement to genocide – a punishable crime under the Genocide Convention. In a 1 August posting on his Facebook page, Feiglin, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party, calls for the “conquest of the entire Gaza Strip, and annihilation of all fighting forces and their supporters.” “This is our country – our country exclusively,” he writes, “including Gaza.” Feiglin’s posting is the text of a letter he addressed to Netanyahu. Citizens and public authorities around the world should attempt to have Feiglin arrested and prosecuted under the Genocide Convention for his statements, should he set foot in their territories.
Uday Shankar Uday Shankar (8 December 1900 – 26 September 1977) (Bengali: উদয় শংকর), was an Indian dancer and choreographer, best known for adapting Western theatrical techniques to traditional Indian classical dance, imbued with elements of Indian classical, folk, and tribal dance, thus laying the roots of modern Indian dance, which he later popularized in India, Europe, and the United States in 1920s and 1930s and effectively placed Indian dance on the world map. He was a pioneer of modern dance in India. In 1962, he was awarded by Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's The National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama, with its highest award, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship for lifetime achievement, and in 1971, the Govt. of India, awarded him with its second highest civilian award the Padma Vibhushan. Early life and education He was born Uday Shankar Chowdhury, in Udaipur, Rajasthan, to a Bengali family with origins in Narail (present Bangladesh). Career Personal life
How to Deal with Gaza: A Letter to PM Netanyahu By Moshe Feiglin To Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, I have just heard that Hamas has taken advantage of the ceasefire to abduct an officer. It looks like this operation is not about to be over any too soon. Electro Swing Revolution Berlin Swinging sounds around the clock Visit www.electroswing-radio.com for all details, recent playlist and schedule. Listen to our Radio in your favorite player: Festsaal Kreuzberg @ Monarch SIR RICHARD BISHOP (Drag City) In 2005 Bishop began performing as a solo artist, playing throughout Europe, Australia, and the United States. He has done extensive touring with Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billy), Animal Collective, Devendra Banhart, Bill Callahan, and many others. Sir Richard’s first official solo record, Salvador Kali, was released by John Fahey’s esteemed Revenant Records label in 1998. The album showcases Bishop's own particular obsessions and roots, drawing from a variety of worldwide sources. Locust Music issued his second record, Improvika in 2004.
DancingDuc.com Dancing Duc on TV at the Electro Swing Club Berlin party! A few of many Berliner Swing dancers and me going crazy for our performance at Karneval der Kulturen Berlin 2012. Me and Amani at 15th birthday party of Radio eins. Radio eins interview of Amani and me about the Berliner Swing scene Fashion Friday: The Flapper Fridays bring a regular column covering fashion. If you have ever looked in your closet with dismay on the eve of a swing event, we are here to help. What to wear, how to date clothing, where to buy, how to make. From dresses, pants, suits to shoes and hats. Flapper Clothes Flappers - Clothing and Fashion The flapper was an important figure in the popular culture of the 1920s and helped to define the new, modern woman of the twentieth century. She was the embodiment of the youthful exuberance of the jazz age. Although she defied many of society’s taboos, she was also seen by many as the ideal young woman and was described by author F. Scott Fitzgerald as “lovely, expensive and about nineteen.” Joan Crawford models a flapper dress. The emphasis of flapper fashion was on the feminine figure, and garments such as this showcased a woman's bare arms, slim waist, and legs.
flappers at day Being a Flapper wasn’t only a matter of style. It was a state of mind ! Daring, different, powerful, independant, exotic … are some of the words that resonate when I think of Flappers ! They are a huge source of inspiration.