From the Top
About This Show
From the Top is a podcast from IG HOP, a swing dance collective based in Vienna, Austria.
It looks at the big issues in contemporary swing dance culture.
Researched, produced and presented by a dedicated team, it brings you the best expertise and knowledge from around the world.
Feel free to contact us with comments and questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook.
Most Recent Episode
Swing dance: art or what?
Swing dance isn't usually classified as art. This title is normally applied to ballet, tango, folk dance or contemporary dance. But is this fair? And does swing dance need to be on a par with the well-established and recognised dance genres? Is swing dance perhaps just entertainment - or a nice specialism? This and more in an episode packed with insight both from within and outside the swing community.
Contributors to this episode:
Marina Losin, dancer, choreographer and researcher at ImPulsTanz, one of the largest contemporary dance festivals in the world
Gaby Cook, noted U.S. jazz dance performer and instructor
Anaïs Sékiné, swing dance performer and instructor based in Montreal; PhD researcher of modern swing dance culture
Peter Loggins, one of the pioneers of the swing dance revival, veteran performer and instructor
Camille A. Brown, award-winning U.S. dancer and choreographer and champion of black rights
Produced and presented by Alexei Korolyov
From the Top theme song by Alexander Forstner, Nina Jukić and Alexei Korolyov