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.

2 comments:

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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