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THE SPIRIT MOVES: A History of Black Social Dance on Film, 1900-1986. Part 1: Jazz Dance from the Turn of the Century to 1950
THE SPIRIT MOVES A History of Black Social Dance on Film 1900-1986 Part 1 Jazz Dance from the Turn of the Century to 1950
Actors: James Berry, Pepsi Bethel, Teddy Brown, Leon James, Frankie Manning
Director: Mura Dehn
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary, African American Cinema
G     2008     0hr 45min


     
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Actors: James Berry, Pepsi Bethel, Teddy Brown, Leon James, Frankie Manning
Director: Mura Dehn
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Dance, Educational, Documentary, African American Cinema
Studio: Dancetime Publications
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 11/05/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 0hr 45min
Screens: Black and White,Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English

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A must-have for any serious American dance history DVD colle
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 01/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Produced, directed, edited, and narrated by European filmmaker Mura Dehn, The Spirit Moves: A History of Black Social Dance on Film, 1900-1986 is a two-hour documentary, now available on a set of three DVDs. Part 1: Jazz Dance from the Turn of the Century to 1950 (45 min.) was filmed at the Savoy Ballroom of Harlem in the 1950s, and features demonstrations of ragtime and jazz dances by well-known artists including James Berry, Pepsi Bethel, Teddy Brown, and more. Dances shown include the Cakewalk, Charleston, Black Bottom, Susie Q, Shake Blues, Gutbucket Blues, Trunky Doo, Big Apple, and aerial Lindy Hop. A seminal appreciation of the evolution of African-American dance in urban America, The Spirit Moves Parts 1, 2, & 3 is a must-have for any serious American dance history DVD collection.
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