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 […]
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 […]
No comment! ILHC 2011 – Showcase – Michael Darigol & Brittany Johnson If you enjoyed this post, please tweet, “like”, +1, or share it. Thank you!
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: […]
A music clip for the new single by Slow Club. Watch the dance scenes – inspired by Al Minns & Leon James – and enjoy every second! I love the set design and the editing. A beautiful piece of art! Artist: Slow Club Song Title: Two Cousins Director: Lucy Needs Choreography: Ryan Francois Dancers: Ryan Francois & Remy Kouakou Kouame If you enjoyed this post please click LIKE below – or share or retweet this post. Thank you! Sign up for the weekly blog update by email and get the new blog posts directly in your inbox.
Until two years ago I didn't compete at all, in fact I considered it silly and unnecessary. But this is a story I will tell you another time. Within one week I was competing four times in Balboa, two times at All Balboa Weekend (ABW) in Cleveland OH, USA and two times at the European Swing Dance Championships (ESDC) in Barcelona, Spain. The latter were held for the first time this year. All Balboa Weekend It was my second time at ABW after 2009 and it's a killer. Only Balboa, all day and all night – this is Balboa heaven […]
Two years ago today, Frankie Manning passed away. For all of us, who had the opportunity to meet and learn from Frankie, it bears repeating how inspiring he was. It's our task to spread Frankie's love for Lindy Hop and for any people! Here is another video clip I haven't shared with you so far: Related posts: Frankie Manning: Never Stop Swinging (Documentary) Frankie Manning “The King Of Swing”: Article on FLYP Hellzapoppin, Then and Now Clayzapoppin vs. Hellzapoppin Biographie Frankie “Musclehead” Manning – in German If you enjoyed this post please click LIKE below – or share or retweet […]