The first of the events took place on May 1st showing the Queen of Swing with John Biffar, Narrated by Bill Cobbs. Queen of Swing takes an inside look at Swing era dancer Norma Miller’s influence in the globalization of America’s jazz culture and her and her fellow artist’s role in racial integration. The documentary features interviews with Bill Cobbs, Frankie Manning, Phoebe Jacobs and Leonard Reed.
The following moves in the series include:
Sunday, June 28th, 6:00pm
The Spirit Moves: Bronx Mambo
Followed by Q&A with the director Henry Chalfant, and Mambo Dancing and B-boying and B-girling.
Friday, July 17th, 6:00pm
The Spirit Moves: Brooklyn Flexes
Followed by Q&A with the director Michael Beach Nichols and dance performance by dancers from Battlefest and NYC street dance party.