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Title Dancing the Big Apple, 1937 [videorecording] : African-Americans inspire a national craze / Dancetime Publications in association with SavoyStyle presents ; a film by Judy Pritchett.

Imprint [Dallas] : Dancetime Publications, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    793.3 DAN    Available
Description 1 videodisc (40 min.) : b&w, col., sd. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Special features: instruction; choreography.
Contents 1. 1937 -- 2. Whites are captivated -- 3. Big Apple hysteria --4. Ingredients of the Big Apple -- 5. Everybody can do it -- 6. The Big Apple name -- 7. Birth of the Big Apple -- 8. Big Apple performance troupes -- 9. The Ring shout -- 10. Ancestry of "Keep Punching".
Credits Music, George Gee and the Jump, Jivin' Wailers ; The Solomon Douglas Swingtet ; The McIntosh County Shouters.
Performer Narration, Judy Pritchett, Daniel Hermann.
Summary "It's 1937, and the nation is struggling to recover from the Great Depression, complicated by a new recession. Three white teenagers enter an African-American nightclub called the Big Apple in Columbia, South Carolina. They see a strange circle dance performed to popular swing music.... So begins an exciting encounter of cultural traditions the builds to a massive dance craze involving Americans from every walk of life - including the FDR family in the White House. Viewers take a journey back to Africa, through slavery, and into the fascinating account of the Ring Shout ceremony practiced by African-Americans - sometimes secretly, sometimes openly - for hundreds of years. With taproots deep in history, The Big Apple dance provided just the right medicine in trying times."--Container.
System Details DVD.
Subject Ring shout (Dance)
Dance -- Social aspects -- United States.
Dance -- Social aspects -- South Carolina -- Colombia.
African American dance -- United States.
African American dance -- South Carolina -- Colombia.
Genre/Form Dance.
Documentaries and factual works.
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Added Author Pritchett, Judy. Director. Narrator.
Hermann, Daniel. Narrator.
Gee, George. Performer.
Dancetime Publications.
SavoyStyle (Firm)
Jump, Jive, and Wailers (Musical group)
Solomon Douglas Swingtet.
McIntosh County Shouters (Musical group)
Added Title African-Americans inspire a national craze
Standard No. 880104455865

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