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free Screening of swing dance documentary Where We Danced

Location: K 127

Aloha,

Please join us for a free screening of Where We Danced: The Story of American Social Dance, a film by Brian Lucky Skillen.

Time: 5:00pm October 11
Place: K-127
Admission: Free to UH Hilo/HCC faculty, staff and students, and their guests

Where We Danced is the story of America's dance told through the lives of the dancers who shaped the art form as well as the places they danced. The story begins on the plantations where African and Western European culture collided to create America's first truly indigenous social dance, the cakewalk. It continues through to 1930’s Harlem showing how dance helped shape popular culture in America and around the world.

This documentary contains one of the last filmed interviews with Frankie Manning, taken just months before he passed in 2009. He was one of the most iconic and influential dancers of the 20th century.

This event is brought to you by the Swing Club RISO. Starting October 18, we will meet Friday evenings at 5:45 in the Old Gym. All levels of experience are welcome, no partner is required. If you would like to be added to the Swing Club mailing list, please contact Em de Pillis at depillis@hawaii.edu

Special Restrictions: Limited seating.

For more information, contact: deejake04@hawaii.edu

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