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SOUND FROM THE CAT’S CORNER
Jazz Dance History Lectures with Alina Sokulska
(Historia de los Bailes de Swing)

Jazz is also a dance! As versatile as the Jazz Music, as in this genre of jazz the connection between music and dance is historically inextricable. Series of lectures “Sound from the Cat’s Corner” aim to trace the history, anthropology and evolution of jazz dance, from African roots, American context, through the ragtime and swing, up to the awkward but powerful flashes of bebop and postwar jazz dancing.

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Lecture 1: GIMME DE KNEEBONE BENT
> Friday March 2nd, 8pm / Viernes 2 de marzo, 20h
[On the roots of jazz dance, from the slavery and plantation dance up to the ragtime era.]

Bert Williams in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1910

 

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Lecture 2: IT DON’T MEAN A THING…
> Friday March 9th, 8pm / Viernes 9 de marzo, 20h
[On the dance boom of the Swing Era and the age of Celebration of African-American Renaissance of the Great Depression time.]

 

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Lecture 3: TO BE OR NOT TO BOP?
> Friday March 16th, 8pm / Viernes 16 de marzo, 20h
[On the development of Jazz Dance in the postwar period and attempts to interpret its sophisticated Music.]

 

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1 Lecture:
10€ General
5€ SwingCats students
0€ SwingCats VIP card
0€ SwingCats teachers

Pack 3 Lectures:
25€ General
10€ SwingCats students
0€ SwingCats VIP card
0€ SwingCats teachers

If you sign up for the 1st lecture (or the 3pack), you have the Salsa Event after the lecture included for free.

If you sign up for the 2nd lecture (or the 3pack), you have the Beginners Swing Event after the lecture included for free.

Registrations opened / Inscripciones abiertas:
> www.swingcats.cat/es/cursos-intensivos

Registration required even if you has no charge for the event

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“I wonder if the people will start dancing again, because jazz is very much a danceable music. I remember when they did, and that was very nice, too. But people don’t do it any more—and it’s terrible. I think it’ll come back.” – Art Blakey

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