Spirit of Swing Festival

Spirit of Swing Festival International Swing dance and culture Festival in Aix en Provence

Soutien au Bistrot Méjanes pendant ce confinement: ils cuisinent pour vous alors si vous en avez marre des pâtes au beur...
27/04/2020

Soutien au Bistrot Méjanes pendant ce confinement: ils cuisinent pour vous alors si vous en avez marre des pâtes au beurre pendant cette quarantaine > foncez avant d'y retourner s'attabler !
#bistrotmejanes #bienmanger #aixenprovence #citedulivre

Après une petite pause de 2 jours, nous voici de retour ce mardi 27 Avril !!!

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Livraison de 11H à 15H
Aix et ses environs (+/- 15KM)

27/04/2020
Culture Prime

This weekend was the anniversary of rhe great Ella Fitzgerald. Did you know about her link with Marylin Monroe ?

À une époque où la ségrégation raciale fait rage, la grande chanteuse de jazz Ella Fitzgerald se voit fermer de nombreuses portes. C'était sans compter sur un soutien de taille, celui d'une certaine Marilyn Monroe.

24/04/2020
Social Swing

#repost #blackpepperswing
Excerpt from the movie "A Day at the Races" (1937) where Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers dance to tune "All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm".

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[...] Whitey himself can be seen on the sidelines. He is identifiable by the streak of white in his hair.

This scene, like the Lindy Hop sequence in Hellzapoppin’, has no connection to the main plot of the movie, so that it could be cut from the film when it was shown in the Deep South and other segregated venues.

The African-American people in the dance scene are portrayed as innocent and happy, a common stereotype of the time. There is a brief appearance of the Marx brothers covered in coal soot, a clear reference to blackface performance which may be shocking to modern audiences.

(source: https://www.frankiemanningfoundation....)
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The song, "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm", in the clip is by Bronislaw Kaper, Walter Jurmann, and Gus Kahn, which features Ivie Anderson from Duke Ellington's orchestra.

The list of dancers is including John Bunch, Dorothy Miller, Johnny Smalls, Norma Miller, Leon James, Snooky Beasley, Willa Mae Ricker, Ella Gibson, and George Greenidge.

DeOldify is an open-source, Deep Learning based project to colorize and restore old images and film footage. DeOldify uses AI neural networks trained with thousands of reference pictures.
https://github.com/jantic/DeOldify

Excerpt from the movie "A Day at the Races" (1937) where Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers dance to tune "All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm".

---
[...] Whitey himself can be seen on the sidelines. He is identifiable by the streak of white in his hair.

This scene, like the Lindy Hop sequence in Hellzapoppin’, has no connection to the main plot of the movie, so that it could be cut from the film when it was shown in the Deep South and other segregated venues.

The African-American people in the dance scene are portrayed as innocent and happy, a common stereotype of the time. There is a brief appearance of the Marx brothers covered in coal soot, a clear reference to blackface performance which may be shocking to modern audiences.

(source: https://www.frankiemanningfoundation....)
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The song, "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm", in the clip is by Bronislaw Kaper, Walter Jurmann, and Gus Kahn, which features Ivie Anderson from Duke Ellington's orchestra.

The list of dancers is including John Bunch, Dorothy Miller, Johnny Smalls, Norma Miller, Leon James, Snooky Beasley, Willa Mae Ricker, Ella Gibson, and George Greenidge.

DeOldify is an open-source, Deep Learning based project to colorize and restore old images and film footage. DeOldify uses AI neural networks trained with thousands of reference pictures.
https://github.com/jantic/DeOldify

Swing dancing in Helsinki
Black Pepper Swing
https://blackpepperswing.com/
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Spirit of Swing Festival's cover photo
13/04/2020

Spirit of Swing Festival's cover photo

13/04/2020

Hi fellow adopters of the Swing Spirit,
It's with a heavy heart that we inform you that The Spirit of Swing 2020 is cancelled and its first edition postponed to 4-6th of June 2021.

As for so many other festivals at the moment, it’s really out of our hands.
The reason for this is the corona virus (Covid-19), from which we want to protect you and your relatives, our teachers, the band and ourselves.
But we don’t want to hide the second reason from you either: this health crisis is also economic. Aixtraswing (the non-profit association supporting the whole orgnaization) invested a lot of time, work and money in the event. We figured out that a poorly attended event, or one that is cancelled at very short notice, could very quickly get the association into serious financial difficulties, and perhaps even endanger its existence.

The good news is that The Spirit of Swing 2021 is greenlit and will be back next year the same weekend .

We apologise once again, and look forward to seeing you next year in Aix en Provence and around at other festivals after all this has passed.

With love, the Spirit of Swing team

28/03/2020

Hi Swing-spirited People

The Covid-19/Coronavirus has strongly impacted the Swing dance events scene, and so we wanted to give you an update on the status of the Spirit of Swing Festival during this uncertainty period.
At this date, the festival is still on.

We’re intending for The Spirit of Swing Festival to happen as planned (the festival isn’t until beginning of June and we hope that this terrible epidemic will subside very soon).
However, our top priority is the health and safety of everyone.
So, we monitor the situation from our homes on a daily basis and we will decide what to do in the coming weeks with others volunteers and our partners on the basis of the epidemic evolution and health official organizations recommendations.

We’re hoping that this great morale booster that is the Swing Spirit (would it be on film, in music and of course in dance) is with you already. If not, we intend to share posts about our progress on the festival, our partners and the culture that binds us all to help you get or keep a high Swing Spirit.

For now, our team of volunteers works posters and cultural exhibitions.
We keep on being excited and keep up the good work to be ready for The Spirit of Swing to rise among everyone here in Aix en Provence !
The Spirit of Swing Festival organization

#staysafe #supportmedicalteams #keepuptheswingspirit

We couldn't agree more.
07/02/2020

We couldn't agree more.

#blackhistorymonth #lindyhop

20/01/2020

La prochaine réunion bénévoles pour l'organisation du Spirit aura lieu le 7 février à 19h :-)

14/01/2020
A Day at the Races - Lindy Hop scene in color | Colorized with DeOldify

[Culture Swing] - Extrait du film "A Day at the Races" (1937) avec la célèbre troupe des Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.
Cette scène, comme la séquence Lindy Hop dans Hellzapoppin’, n'a aucun lien avec l'intrigue principale du film, de sorte qu'elle pouvait être coupée du film lorsqu'elle a été projetée dans le Sud des Etats-unis (ségrégationiste à l'époque).
Les Afro-Américains dans cette scène de danse sont décrits comme innocent et heureux, un stéréotype courant de l'époque. Il y a une brève apparition des Marx Brothers grimmés à la suie de charbon, une référence claire à la performance blackface qui choque aujourd'hui le public moderne.
La liste des danseurs comprend John Bunch, Dorothy Miller, Johnny Smalls, Norma Miller, Leon James, Snooky Beasley, Willa Mae Ricker, Ella Gibson et George Greenidge.
Sources: https: //www.frankiemanningfoundation
Vidéo par DeOldify (https://github.com/jantic/DeOldify) publiée par https://blackpepperswing.com/ (Danse swing à Helsinki)

Excerpt from the movie "A Day at the Races" (1937) where Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers dance to tune "All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm". --- [...] Whitey himself can be...

[Financement participatif] - 15 jours avant la fin de la collecte pour nous aider à finaliser le festival !On répond à v...
08/01/2020
SPIRIT OF SWING FESTIVAL

[Financement participatif] - 15 jours avant la fin de la collecte pour nous aider à finaliser le festival !
On répond à vos questions :
Pourquoi un temps de collecte si court? Il reste moins de 15 jours
C'est démontré, les collectes longues ne marchent pas mieux. De plus, tous les bénévoles serons très pris dès février avec le lancement des inscriptions au stage de danse et le développement de la partie culturelle du festival, c'est donc maintenant que nous avons besoin de vous !

J'ai déjà partagé cette campagne de financement, que puis je faire d'autre?
Tu peux re-partager régulièrement et en parler aux copains, amisn, famille..

Commment marche la campagne ?
Nous avons déjà +1500 € de promesses de dons et 36 donateurs (merci à tous ! ) mais..
si on n'atteint pas les 3000 € le 22 janvier, tous les donateurs seront remboursés
On compte donc vraiment sur chaque adhérent : vous pouvez donner ce que vous voulez et même devenir sponsor, avoir votre logo sur l'affiche du festival.. :-)

Qui a déjà donné?
Plein de gens de France et de l'étranger et pas que des adhérents de l'asso organisatrice #aixtraswing

Combien les gens donnent ?
Les dons déjà faits vont de 5 à 150 €

Reste t il des contreparties pour moi ?
Oui, il reste des contreparties sympas voire Aixtra (T shirts, photos d'art grand format...; -)

https://fr.ulule.com/spiritswing

1er Festival International des Danse et Cultures Swing à Aix en Provence

06/01/2020

La prochaine réunion bénévoles pour l'organisation du festival aura lieu le 17 janvier :-)

The festival wishes you the best for this new year: may the Spirit of Swing be with you all long this year 2020 ! We'll ...
04/01/2020
SPIRIT OF SWING FESTIVAL

The festival wishes you the best for this new year: may the Spirit of Swing be with you all long this year 2020 !
We'll be glad to welcome you on 5, 6 and 7th of June 2020 in Aix en Provence.
:-)
We need you to help finance the cultural part (Posters and photography exhibition and misc. works).
Please contribute online up to the 22nd of January.
#crowdfunding #spiritofswing #new #festival #aixenprovence

1er Festival International des Danse et Cultures Swing à Aix en Provence

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Aix en Provence International Swing Dances and Culture Festival

The 1st edition of the Festival will take place in Aix en Provence city center on 6th and 7th of June 2020. Lindy Hoppers, Solo Jazz Dancers, Musicians, Vintage fans : join us to celebrate what makes the Swing Culture unique, joyful and addictive.

The Spirit of Swing is organized by Aixtraswing, the always Ready to Swing-dance non profit in Provence since 2014.

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Hello ! Je cherche un partenaire pour m’inscrire en cours de Lindy Hop débutant l’an prochain : quelqu’un ?