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HIS 315g 1st Edition Lecture 6Outline of Last Lecture -The Savoy-"Call of the Jitterbug"-Harlem Riots (1935, 1943)-Battle of the Bands-Whitey's Lindy HoppersOutline of Current Lecture -Norma Miller-Whitey's Lindy Hoppers-Harvest Moon Ball-"Machine Aesthetics"-Malcom XCurrent LectureMalcom X: frequently in opposition to MLK; Malcom X supporting black power "By any means necessary"; counterculture prominent leader, began his assimilation into swing culture in Boston Norma Miller: becomes very involved in Whitey's Lindy Hoppers (based at the Savoy in Harlem) -Shows a new side to Lindy Hop(ing) -> profession; makes money showing tremendous skills where otherwise there were few professional options available -Herbert White: circulated dance floors looking for dancers -> formed Whitey's Lindy Hoppers Whitey's Lindy Hoppers: up the ante on Lindy Hop; no one has ever danced this well to this point, dances are so synchronized -> lots of chemistry between the dancers, innovative dance style -> how can we make this better -> adding acrobatics-Whitey was very controlling of his dancers, protected them highly, didn't let them go to other troops but only selected the best ones, monopolized the Lindy dancers in his area-"Lindy" named after first air flightSwept awards at 1st Harvest Moon Ball in 1935Savoy dancers get 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awardsHarvest Moon Ball was created as a form of healing from the 1935 riot to try to put Harlem in a better place; morale booster for Harlem How is this dance provocative? -Females lead certain steps-Females act aggressively -Revealing dance-Very physically involved and very physically close; sexually provocative at timesThese notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.-Pushing the boundaries of social acceptance at the times; filters into other aspects of lives Machine Aesthetics: points out the way that these styles of dance mimic machinery <- WHO'S IDEA??-Taking flight-Centrifugal force -> torque-Fast, fluid + precise, highly synchronized -Echoed tempo of mass production; as the dance evolved the tempo sped up On a national scale, true Lindy was relatively unpopular. Even the most popular traditional Lindy hop dancers would never make it in Hollywood mostly due to raceWhite Lindy Dancers like Donald O'Connor and Gloria Jean (both white) are featured in Hollywood reenactments of Lindy dances even though they aren't traditional


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