The lindy: Frank Manning

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The lindy: Frank Manning
Manning, Frankie (Dancer)
Manning, Frankie (Interviewee)
Batiuchok, Margaret (Dancer)
Lloyd, George (Dancer)
Meade, Charlie (Dancer)
Lewis, Tom (Dancer)
Sorensen, Jesper (Interviewer)
Young, Donald (Videographer)
Kienhuis, Ronald (Videographer)
Winding, Vibeke (Videographer)
Cat Club (New York, N.Y.) (Presenter)
CodanceCo (Presenter)
Batiuchok, Margaret (Interviewer)
Sorensen, Jesper (Videographer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1987-12 - 1988-01
Table of Contents
CONTENTS. - Reel 1 (approx. 62 min.): Introduction by Margaret Batiuchok. In the studio, Frank Manning and Batiuchok dance the lindy; Manning explains and demonstrates its steps and variations, and those of the shim sham and the big apple. Batiuchok interviews Manning, who talks about his experiences as a lindy-hopper, including dancing at the Savoy Ballroom and competing in the Harvest Moon Ball competitions. - Reel 2 (approx. 50 min. total): Continuation of the interview/demonstration by Manning and Batiuchok (approx. 18 min.). Manning discusses the qualities of a good lindy-hopper and demonstrates the collegiate, the dance that gave rise to the lindy; he also contrasts present-day styles of dancing the lindy with those of the past. Improvised dance performance at the Cat Club (approx. 9 min.), recorded at CodanceCo's Gotta-dance Gotta-pay-the-rent Ball. Danced by Batiuchok, George Lloyd, Tom Lewis, and Manning, accompanied by the Loren Schoenberg Big Band. Interview of Batiuchok by Jesper Sorensen (?), interspersed with dancing by Batiuchok and Charlie Meade (approx. 22 min.). Batiuchok discusses her own dance background and experiences as a teacher and performer of the lindy.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2020
Savoy Ballroom (Harlem, New York, N.Y.)
Harvest Moon Ball (Competition)
Lindy (Dance)
Swing (Dance)
Big apple (Dance)
Collegiate (Dance)
Social dancing -- 20th century
Filmed dance
Content: Part 1 of a four-part series subtitled Videotapes recorded December 1987-January 1988 for a master's thesis project by Margaret Batiuchok. Videographer: Donald Young. Improvised dance performance at the Cat Club, New York, videotaped on March 21, 1988, by Ronald Kienhuis. Additional footage of Margaret Batiuchok and Charlie Meade videotaped by Vibeke Winding and Jesper Sorensen. Other videotapes in this series are: *MGZIC 9-2615 The lindy: George Lloyd, *MGZIC 9-2616 The lindy: Charlie Meade, and *MGZIC 9-2618 The lindy: Tom Lewis. For Batiuchok's master's thesis, see: *MGW 90-9604 Batiuchok, Margaret. The lindy.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (112 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12169969
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6c9de6a0-6f2b-0131-8b8f-3c075448cc4b
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  • 1987: Created (Approximate)
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The lindy" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1987 - 1988.

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The lindy