I posted this yesterday on my Facebook Page – and many other Facebook users as well – and it's so incredibly awesome that I have to continue the unoffical Friday series and post this short clip (only 28 seconds) again. Stop-Motion Animation inspired by Max Pitruzzella & Annie Trudeau Unfortunately, there is no information about the creator (Adam from Canada?). What is Stop-Motion? Stop motion (also known as stop action) is an animation technique to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion […]
Wow, what a cool Flash Mob! Obviously, they put a lot of effort into the choreography. I like the energy of the dancers, it seems they had a lot of fun. Also the filming and editing is very nicely done! Enjoy! Official Denver Airport Holiday Flash Mob Description, taken from YouTube: Holiday travelers at Denver International Airport (DIA) were surprised with an entertaining treat when a flash mob broke out in Jeppesen Terminal on November 22nd, 2011. Approximately 100 dancers from Community-Minded Dance (cmDance) performed a Lindy Hop to a medley of Swing classics in the airport's Great Hall in […]
Some of you who attended Herrang Dance Camp last summer, had the opportunity to watch the documentary “The Unforgettable Hampton Family“, together with Dawn Hampton in person. The interest was appropriately high and the library, where it was shown, fully packed. At the end of September, buddhaboogie, better known as big band leader George Gee, published the documentary on his YouTube channel. The documentary celebrates the Hamptons, a talented African-American family who overcame poverty and prejudice to build successful musical careers. The Unforgettable Hampton Family is a production of BetterThanFiction Productions for WNET. Produced, written and directed by Julie Cohen. […]
I have the feeling that there is an increasing interest in Collegiate Shag. Do you know how Collegiate Shag looks like? Here are two clips. Arthur Murray's Collegiate Shag (1937) A compilation with a demonstration of basics of Double Collegiate Shag, a showcase of several dancers and an evening group routine performance. Collegiate Shag by the San Francisco Jitterbugs A mixture of contempary Collegiate Shag dance scenes and some from the clip above. The History of Collegiate Shag Check out this website if you wanna learn more about the history of Collegiate Shag. The front article on the website is […]
Yesterday, Nick Williams published an interesting article about the Out and In in Bal-Swing and how he and his dance geek friends managed to find this missing motion to make their own Bal-Swing look like the oldtimers danced it. Here is the link to the article called “Out and In-terest” Private Lesson Footage with Maxie Dorf “Out and In” Included in the article and also just released on YouTube is this clip This is awesome footage and I'm really happy, Nick is releasing these clips. I especially like Maxie Dorf's style of sliding. I immediately want to work more on […]
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As announced today on the Facebook Page, “THE SAVOY KING: Chick Webb and the Music That Changed America” is finally finished! THE SAVOY KING is a feature documentary about the Swing-era drummer-bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlem's Savoy Ballroom. I'm really looking forward to seeing this documentary! CLIP: “Ella Fitzgerald Vignette” This is a clip from the new feature film. Interviews with Norma Miller, Frankie Manning and Van Alexander, among others! Produced by Jeff Kaufman of Floating World Pictures Edited by Jamal El-Amin Graphics Wizard: Patrick Connelly Post-production Supervisor: Alita Renée Holly Link: Website The Savoy King Related Posts: […]
There is a new documentary about Swing dancing coming up: Swing! The Documentary – Directed by Susan Glatzer Watch the trailer: Description of the Documentary SWING! is as diverse and dynamic as the dance it depicts. The film explores the culture surrounding swing dance from the emergence of the Lindy Hop to the modern day international phenomenon. The film analyzes the growth of swing dance from its purely American roots as an art form, to countries all over the world. SWING! also looks at the lives of the swing dancers themselves to find their personal stories and why swing dancing […]