It's time to dance Madison ~ Swing, jazz and blues - Dance to the music

Thursday, August 7, 2008

It's time to dance Madison

When I looked at the stats of this blog today, I once again saw a increased interest in dances from 1961. In January I asked "What is so interesting about dances from 1961?" Well, aparantly it's a clue in a crossword and the solution is "Watusi".

I thought I would feature another dance from the 1960's: The Madison. The video clip above is from the film "Bande a Part" (Band of Outsiders) from 1964.

I love the combination of attitude and casual style and also the surrealistic moment when the music stops during the voice-over but the dancers continue to dance.

A friend of mine run a film marathon once a year where everybody watches 5 or 6 movies in a row, each movie has a different style I think this movie would be a perfect candidate in the "surrealistic section" of the evening.

Do you sometimes dance without music?

What do you think of the video clip with people dancing the Madison? Please comment.


Veronika said...

Utan musik och utan musik.. alltid är det väl någon som låter i ens närhet - eller så är det kanske orkestern i mitt huvud? ,)

ewest said...

it is cool but I would have enjoyed the usual slower tempo for the Madison Time

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