100 Years: the History of SWING - Studio 88-SWING

100 Years: the History of SWING - Studio 88-SWING

Get ready to travel back in time with the team from Montreal Studio 88-SWING and relive the excitement of the Roaring Twenties! Follow our main character in his fascinating exploration of vernacular jazz dance. This exploration, covering over a hundred years, explores the fusion of European and African cultures which will give birth to jazz and will shape part of modern pop music. Come and visit 1920s-style music halls and Gatsby-style evening parties, famous 1930s-style ballrooms in New York and California; witness how swing became the most popular dance around the world before and after World War II and how the start of stage electrification and amplification changed everything in the Fifties and the Sixties with Elvis and Rock’ n’ Roll. All this will lead to the big end, displaying swing dance as it is now, in 2018, still danced everywhere around the world with Lindyhop, Charleston, Rock’ n’ Roll, of course,

West-Coast Swing and ElectroSwing performances!

Appearing in:
  • Montreal