Festival Musical(s)
Talk 19 Everybody Dance 2 Talk 19 Everybody Dance 1
Everybody Dance! Swinging with the bands
Speaker: Ian Whitcomb
Fri Jul 26, 5:00-6:00 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
  • Description
The engine that drove pop styles has always been dancing. From the waltz craze of the 1890s, through the ragtime mania of the 1910s to the knee-knocking Charleston of the 1920s jazz age, dance has dictated the popularity of the music. In the 1930s the dance halls were re-invigorated by Latin American steps such as the tango and rhumba while black-American athletic jive dancing became the perfect partner to to the swinging riffs of the big bands. Bobby soxers and hepcat kids proved that enjoying popular music wasn’t a passive activity confined to couches and parlors.
Ticket/Venue Info
Sheffer Recital Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
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