Two thirds rhythm and one third soul.
That's how Fats Waller defined the uniquely American form of popular music and dance known as "swing." Requiring only joyful enthusiasm and a ready partner, swing exploded out of pre-war Harlem's hotbed of youth culture and swept the world. It shattered ethnic and cultural barriers, generating specialty styles such as Jive, Swing, Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, and Hip-Hop Swing. Swing! celebrates this remarkable diversity to the beat of the most exhilarating songs of the period. But as this enthralling song-and-dance show makes abundantly clear, swing was never a time or place--it has always been a state of mind! The show is loaded with hot music and dance numbers like "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)", "Throw That Girl Around", "Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy", "I'll Be Seeing You", "In The Mood/Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree", and "Stompin' At The Savoy". Original Concept by Paul Kelly. Original Direction and Choreography by Lynn Taylor-Corbett.
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