The lindy: Tom Lewis

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

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1987-12 - 1988-01
Table of Contents
CONTENTS. - Reel 1 (approx. 63 min.): Introduction by Margaret Batiuchok. In an interview/demonstration recorded in the studio (approx. 52 min.), Tom Lewis and Batiuchok dance the lindy; Lewis explains and demonstrates its steps and the use of syncopations. He tells Batiuchok, with whom he has studied, how he began dancing; discusses the qualities of a good lindy dancer; and comments on different styles of performing the lindy. 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, Lewis, and Frank Manning, accompanied by the Loren Schoenberg Big Band. Brief footage of Batiuchok dancing with Lloyd and Meade in the studio. - Reel 2 (approx. 49 min. total). Repetition of part of the Cat Club footage, and of Batiuchok dancing with Lloyd and Meade (approx. 4 min.). Scenes of dancing at the Cat Club and the North River Bar, recorded on different occasions (approx. 45 min.). Among the dancers who appear are Batiuchok, Lewis, Lloyd, Meade, and Dawn Hampton.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2021
Lindy (Dance)
Swing (Dance)
Filmed dance
Content: Part 4 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, George Lloyd, Charlie Meade, and/or others videotaped by Vibeke Winding and Jesper Sorensen. Other videotapes in this series are: *MGZIC 9-2617 The lindy: Frank Manning, *MGZIC 9-2615 The lindy: George Lloyd, and *MGZIC 9-2616 The lindy: Charlie Meade. 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): b12169976
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8ca5b9f0-6f2b-0131-5189-3c075448cc4b
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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