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
Edited by Bobby White
Additional thanks to
The hard workers (and artistic patrons) of the NYC MTA
You Should Be Dancing Studios NYC
“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
Filmed on two Samsung Galaxy 8+ phones on the shuttle platform of Grand Central Station, New York City.
Edited on Wondershare Filmora
4 responses to “The Swung Furies — “The Subway””
Amazing everyone … love it.
Love you folks. So cute, clever and well executed, both dance and film!
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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