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The Swung Furies — “The Subway”

November 27, 2018

When you ask Lindy Hoppers to meet you in the subway with two cell phones and a speaker, and somehow it all works out… (make sure to hit the “HD” button!)

(Also, this is a slightly different version than the YouTube version.)

 

A performance of Lindy Hop by NYC Lindy performance group The Swung Furies, which  perform in the style first developed by The Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.

 

ABOUT THE FILM

 

Dancers & Choreographers

(in order of dancing appearance)

Jessica Miltenberger & Rafal Pustelny

Gaby Cook & Nathan Bugh

LaTasha Barnes & Bobby White

(Each couple choreographed their own jam. Final jam choreographed by Bobby White, based on the Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers’ “California Routine.” Final “animals” developed by The Swung Furies.)

Directed by Bobby White

with assistance from

Ryan Swift and Derek Ye

& The Swung Furies

 

Filmed by Derek Ye, Ryan Swift & Bobby White

 

Special thanks to Alletta Mae Cooper for helping out on site at the production

 

 

Technical advisers

Nathan Bugh

Jessica Miltenberger

and

Nick Williams

 

Edited by Bobby White

 

Additional thanks to

The hard workers (and artistic patrons) of the NYC MTA

You Should Be Dancing Studios NYC
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MUSIC:

“The King” (1946)

performed by Count Basie and His Orchestra:

Double Bass – Rodney Richardson

Drums – Jo Jones

Guitar – Freddie Green

Piano – Count Basie

Alto Saxophone – Jimmy Powell, Preston Love

Tenor Saxophone – Buddy Tate, Illinois Jacquet

Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet – Rudy Rutherford

Trombone – Eli Robinson, George Matthews, J.J. Johnson, Ted Donnelly

Trumpet – Ed Lewis, Emmett Berry, Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison*, Snooky Young

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Filmed on two Samsung Galaxy 8+ phones on the shuttle platform of Grand Central Station, New York City.

Edited on Wondershare Filmora

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Derek carruthers permalink
    November 28, 2018 8:07 pm

    Amazing everyone … love it.

  2. ALISON OZER permalink
    November 29, 2018 5:12 am

    Love you folks. So cute, clever and well executed, both dance and film!

  3. December 3, 2018 5:42 pm

    Thought I recognized you in there, Bobby. Cute! I’ve danced on that platform before (albeit socially, not choreographed), on the way uptown, waiting with dance buddies for a train. Once, there was even a busker playing swing… Great idea, and well executed!

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