Swing with Thirteen at Lincoln Center

Christina Knight | June 10, 2016

Update June 28: Thank you for attending the event in person or watching it stream live! Enjoy this video that captures more than one hour of the dancing, music and swinging.
In step with Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night’s Swing, THIRTEEN is pleased to host Swing with Thirteen at its Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center. This summer solstice open house on June 21 from 6-9pm includes screenings, Q&As with filmmaker Julie Cohen, the John DeCesare Quartet playing live swing music, and Lindy Hop dance demonstrations by Bernard Dove and Etta Dixon. A video from the studio will be streamed live for the entire evening (with a 15-minute pause at 7:45pm). Watch the stream, starting at approximately 6pm, right on this page.

The evening is open to all, so swing by any time during the evening.

Julie Cohen (l) and Dawn Hampton (r).

Julie Cohen (l) and Dawn Hampton (r).

Screenings and Discussions

The documentary Frankie Manning: Never Stop Swinging (30 min) features the most famous Lindy Hop dancer of all time, Harlem’s Frankie Manning. Filmmaker Julie Cohen will answer questions after the screening.

The Unforgettable Hampton Family (30 min), about the talented jazz musicians of the Hampton family, will be followed by Q&A with filmmaker Julie Cohen and musician and singer Dawn Hampton.

Lindy Hop Demonstrations

The agile Bernard Dove and Etta Dixon, second-prize winners at the 2014 Midsummer Night Swing 2014 Ambassador Lindy Hop Dance Contest, will prove that dance keeps you young. The couple is wearing red in this video of the 2014 finals.

Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night’s Swing

On the same evening, Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night’s Swing features singer Catherine Russell. http://midsummernightswing.org/events/catherine-russell-septet” target=”_blank”>Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night’s Swing features singer Catherine Russell, dance lessons and dancing, all outdoors. Watch Catherine Russell in concert on American Songbook at NJPAC.