Le Swing du Businessman Trailer

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Get the whole show on video at http://www.swingdubusinessman.com/buy …, and look up future show dates !

Procurez-vous le spectacle complet sur vidéo et consultez le calendrier des futures représentations à http://www.swingdubusinessman.com/buy… !

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A distracted and penniless businessman gets ready to get to his new job. But the task will be harder than it seems…

Join the team of Swing ConneXion in their first long stage show: le Swing du Businessman. Relive with them the fun and elation of the dances and atmosphere of the Roaring Twenties, in an imaginative story where you’ll meet all sorts of colorful character who revisit the style of silent comedy from Chaplin’s time!

Les Projections Libres offer us a unique camera play full of surprises, in this representation filmed at the beautiful Rialto Theater on February 16th 2013.

With:

  • Zack Richard
  • Lunou Samson-Poirot
  • Dany Plouffe
  • Geneviève St-Laurent
  • Aimee Mannella
  • Alexandre Hétu-Rivard
  • Nadine Gagnon
  • Michel Mazerolle
  • Randy Panté
  • Myriam Baril

and special guest Jon Tigert

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Un businessman distrait et sans le sou s’apprête à rejoindre son nouveau travail. Cependant, la tâche risque d’être plus ardue qu’il ne le pense…

Rejoignez l’équipe de Swing ConneXion dans leur tout premier spectacle longue durée, le SWing du Businessman. Revivez avec eux la folie des danses et de l’ambiance des Années Folles, à travers une histoire rocambolesque où vous rencontrerez des personnages colorés qui revisitent le style des comédies muettes de l’époque de Chaplin!

Les Projections Libres nous offrent un jeu de caméras unique et plein de surprises, dans cette représentation capturée au magnifique Théâtre Rialto le 16 février 2013.

Avec:

  • Zack Richard
  • Lunou Samson-Poirot
  • Dany Plouffe
  • Geneviève St-Laurent
  • Aimee Mannella
  • Alexandre Hétu-Rivard
  • Nadine Gagnon
  • Michel Mazerolle
  • Randy Panté
  • Myriam Baril

et notre invité spécial Jon Tigert.

A Few Stompo Vids

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I haven’t been to Stompology for a couple of years now but I’m sure super glad that I decided to make the trek! Amazing performances from the instructors (see videos below) and really creative social dancing throughout the entire weekend.

I wasn’t able to get to the front before it was packed so I shot at a bit of an angle, which admittedly was not the best. Next year, I will aim to stop dancing a good full song before the performances and sprint to the front!

ps – yes, that’s a picture of Miss Davis’ derrière.

- Randy

Guilt & Co

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You know what’s neat in VanCity? Neat jazz music at an even neater indie-hipster venue!

On Wednesday, I stopped by Guilt & Co. and listened in on the Jen Hodge All Stars band in a venue that looks straight from prohibition-era Chicago. All that was missing was a bouncer in front asking for a password before letting you in. Having learned my early swing dancing in Vancouver, I was pleasantly surprised that the dance scene came out to support live jazz even though it’s not really a dance venue. I was also pleasantly surprised that at least more than half of the dancers who came to listen actually took the time to get dressed up, like you know, what normal people do when they go out. I remember the times when “lindy-bombing” in Vancouver was a bit of an embarrassing affair – a bunch of poor university students in tshirts and jeans not buying drinks and blocking the for the rest of public.

The word on the street is that the lindy hop scene in Vancouver is in a bit of recession, with Jungle Swing doing less and less events. However, it might be a worthwhile trade-off if there are neat places like Guilt & Co hiring awesome jazz bands to listen to and there’s just enough space to dance a few jigs. What do I know though, I’m only here every couple of months ;-)

Rhythmic Arts Festival

Rhythmic Arts Festival 2009

What a great weekend in New Orleans. Even though this year’s Rhythmic Arts Festival was smaller in terms of attendance than other events I have been to, there was no way this event would have happened anywhere else besides New Orleans. The event was in conjunction with the 9th annual Satchmo Summer Festival which meant that great were at every pub, cafe, and some instances, street corner.

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