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Swing Remix with Swedes in NYC MAY 25

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 12:45 am

SWING REMIX DANCE PARTY
Saturday May 25th, 2019
Anna Cecilia & The Big Time Plus DJ Bobby White
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

Saturday May 25th will feature some founders of the the Rhythm Hot Shots & The Harlem Hot Shots based out of Sweden. Plus Swedish vocalist Anna Cecilia & The Big Time

NEWS FLASH: In lieu of the unfortunate passing of Norma Miller, whom our swing community loved and adored, we will be adjusting some of the activities of evening to pay tribute to this remarkable icon of Lindy Hop. We are inviting all our dance talents both visiting and local to join us in a demo of the Trickeration routine during a band break (time TBA). More details coming via our Facebook page. In addition, our 7:30pm workshop will feature a portion of this Trickeration routine.

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Norma and the dance communities from around the globe who learned from and were inspired by her.

The Swing Remix joins a weekend long series of special events celebrating the Swedes contributions during the 1980s (and thru to the present) on Lindy Hop and how the personal training with Frankie Manning, Al Minns influenced them and thousands of enthusiastic dancers from around the world. The spirit of the event is to return to the approach that dancers took 35 years ago when they were first discovering Lindy Hop. Expect some fabulous dance performances, unique vintage video clips and panel discussions our vintage market and lots of social dance time. LIVE MUSIC featuring Anna Cevilia (from Sweden) and The Big Time Band.

WORKSHOP | PRESENTATION

6:30PM (55min) – LECTURE & FILM | THE SWEDISH PERSEPECTIVE

Location: Auditorium
Description: This Lecture and Film Showing will discuss influence that dancers such as Frankie Manning and Al Minns made on the Swedes Lindy Hop scene. We’ll learn about groups like The Rhythm Hot Shots and the teaching methods of the Swedes helped encourage and whole new crop of dancers worldwide.
PANEL MEMBERS: Lennart Westerlund, eWa Staremo-Burak, Åsa Heedman discuss their experiences and perspective of Lindy Hop

7:30PM (55min) – LINDY WORKSHOP | Trickeration Patterns of Norma Miller
LEVEL: OPEN but swing experience recommended
Location: L4
Description: In celebration of Norma Miller, we will be teaching patterns from a routine she called “Trickeration”.
Influential Lindy Hoppers who trained in the 1990’s with some of the greats from the Swing Era join us in the RARE opportunity to learn this solo jazz material.
Instructors: Sing Lim (Singapore) and Adam Browzowski, assisted by Lindy Hop Veteran Paolo Pasta Lanna.

7:45PM (30 min) BEGINNER SWING | Level: Beginner Open
Location: Auditorium L2
This class is great if you’re new to swing or if you would like a refresher on partnering. You’ll learn techniques that will bring you up to speed with the crowd of swing dancers. This class is FREE with your General Admission ticket.
Instructor: Spencer Weisbond

TICKETS for SATURDAY MAY 25th 
Or go to swedesinnewyorkcity.com for more details on the entire weekend of festivities

 

HISTORY

This May will mark the 35 year anniversary of three Swedes, Anders Lind, Henning Sörensen, and Lennart Westerlund, visiting New York for the first time looking for the roots of the Lindy Hop. It was then that they met Al Minns and first saw Frankie Manning. Lennart’s close relationship with Frankie began soon after with a deep friendship and a 35 year legacy of studying Lindy Hop from both of their teachings. The date happened to also coincide with Frankie’s birthday, which has been an important date for all Lindy Hoppers everywhere since the resurgence.

SPIRIT

The spirit of the event is to return to the approach that dancers took 35 years ago when they were first discovering Lindy Hop. Imagine what it was like to learn about Lindy Hop before YouTube, Google, and social media, when you had to investigate exactly how Al Minns, Frankie Manning, and other original Harlem dancers moved and interpreted jazz music. Imagine what it was like when all of your learning was directly from the surviving dancers from the Savoy Ballroom or from studying old videos.

ROOTS

The idea is to get back to both the roots of the dance but also the roots of learning, focusing on the Harlem and African American history and on the lessons that those Harlem dancers first shared with their curious students. These workshops will get back to the roots of the dance, reviving some the spirit of how Lennart, eWa, and other dancers from the 1980s first approached learning Lindy Hop, with deep respect for the history of the dance.

RESPECT

Join us with fresh eyes, a curious spirit, a deep respect for the Harlem history, and an unfaltering connection between jazz dancing and jazz music.

 

PRICING ONLINE & DOOR

General Admission
$25 Early Bird Online Price (Includes Panel at 6:30)
$28 ADVANCED Online (limited quantity for panel)
$35 DOOR
7:30 Lindy Hop Workshop & Dance
$35.00 Early Bird price (Also includes Panel 6:30)
$38 Online purchase (Also includes Panel 6:30)
$45 DOOR
VIP ADMISSION
$65.00 ADMISSION (Includes Panel 6:30)
$85.00 WORKSHOP & ADMISSION (Includes Panel 6:30)

Details

Date:
May 25
Time:
7:30 pm - 12:45 am
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Swing Remix
Email:
info@swingremix.com
Website:
http://swingremix.com

Venue

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10023 United States
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