1920s Charleston at the Gatsby Picnic 08 - Lynne and Peter ~ Swing, jazz and blues - Dance to the music

Thursday, April 16, 2009

1920s Charleston at the Gatsby Picnic 08 - Lynne and Peter



I really like this video clip from the Gatsby Picnic 2008 where Lynne Koehlinger and Peter Varshavsky perform a 1920's partner charleston routine to Jimmie Noone's Apex Orchestra song "Every Evening (I Miss You)".

The charleston dancing looks very airy and light and there is all sorts of charleston in the routine; partner charleston, solo charleston and breakaways (that later on developed into lindy hop swingouts). I'd like to get better at charleston, it's been a while since we had charleston workshop in town.

What do you think of the video clip? Please comment.

3 comments:

the Jassdancer said...

I like her Style a lot, as you hinted they did a more modern dance routine/performance then what would have been done at the time the Charleston was the rage.

Obviously, few are concerned with authenticity, But with that aside, it's 2 good dancers doing a good performance.

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