February 23rd, 2008

linkthink #9449340: South American Jive

videyoga :: (via)


  • 1. dylan  |  February 24th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Wow, hammond fire. That jive sample is going to be in every blog mix for the next month or two.

  • 2. el canyonazo  |  February 25th, 2008 at 6:46 am

    Ethel Smith: Weird Organ Lady or Mondo Organista?

  • 3. Birdseed  |  February 25th, 2008 at 11:16 am

    This touches on a subject I’ve been trying to background (without much success) for a potential future blog post: the very strange categories and dance styles in DanceSport. Specifically for this post, how on earth did jive end up in a “Latin” category (and the tango in the standard)? I’m fascianted by the choice of dances, the “imagery” and “character” associated with each etc. etc.

  • 4. wayneandwax  |  February 25th, 2008 at 11:29 am

    I think “jive” is a pretty free-floating (if racy) signifier in the case of the video. I have no idea how these dances were named and standardized and categorized by these dance orgs, though. Definitely interesting. It’s worth noting that “Latin” dances have long been a part of the ballroom repertory. Maybe perreo will one day take its place alongside the tango and other formerly forbidden dances.


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