Category Archives: Swing

Campfire Vaudeville

Here’s Campfire Vaudeville an storytelling-based set of music and dance pieces, choreographed by (and starring) Galen Hooks and Melinda Sullivan. Directed by Charles Oliver, produced by Telos Films, edited by Garrett Gibbons.



Calvin and Hobbes dance!


Northern Soul films

I know of two films based around the Northern Soul movement of northern England from the early 70s (which continues today).

“Soulboy” (2010) is an independent, feature-length drama film based around the culture and history of Northern Soul, featuring a fair amount of dancing. Here’s the trailer:

“Young Souls” is a short film that’s been making its rounds on the festival circuit. I first saw it at SIFF‘s dance film program in 2012.

Unfortunately, neither is widely available. “Young Souls” is only available in a difficult-to-watch 360p format, and “Soulboy” has very limited distribution. I had to order a Blu-ray from Germany, since it doesn’t seem to have had a Blu-ray release even in England, where it was made.

If anyone else has any links to well-produced Northern Soul films, we’d love to hear about it!

-Garrett Gibbons

Zombie Lindy Hop (Swing) Music Video done right!

Wow!

Zombie Baseball Lindy Hop

Yes, this was performed on Halloween night in 2007. Zombies, baseball, Lindy Hop swing.

Choreography by Elaine Grenko, directed by Curt Holman of the BYU Ballroom Dance Company. Featuring Garrett Wesley Gibbons and Jessica Laitinen.