The year of 2017 is going to be memorable to Skye Humphries. In August, he strives to win ILHC. In October, the sixth edition of Frida & Skye weekend is coming up and by November he is getting married. “It will be great!” says the coveted artist. But before thoes events he will spend five weeks at ”Paradise on earth”. Watching Skye on the dance floor is bliss. He is energetic and his library of movements seems inexhaustible. The first and only time I had the guts to ask Skye Humphries for a dance was at Dansbanan, Folkets Hus in Herräng. Apparently a queue...Read More
His style has been called “Flow and Flash” and Duke Ellington is his biggest inspiration. Six years ago, the Frankie Manning Foundation made him ambassador. Folks, meet Jamin Jackson! He has choreographed, performed and instructed for two decades and just recently took a new step in his career. As an artist, entrepreneur and incomparable dancer it’s not easy to label him though people have tried. “I care only enough to keep me growing,” he replies. Text: Annika Munter Editor: Odella Schattin At just eleven years of age, Jamin already knew what he wanted to do: he wanted to dance....Read More
There are only two DecaVitas in the world; they are professional and beloved dancers, feminists and movie stars – featured in the Hollywood picture Alive & Kicking. We sort out why their teaching is described as a “feminist revolution,” what relationship they have to each other, and why no one can beat their connection. In this interview the duo also shares what really happened behind the scenes and why they wish they never participated in movie Alive & Kicking. “Swing dancing is the pursuit of happiness!”, “It’s like having sex while you’re on amphetamines.” Those who’ve seen Alive and Kicking, the brand...Read More
DecaVitas have mixed feelings about Alive & Kicking. They are portrayed in the movie, having world premier today, the 7th of April 2017. Get to know what happened behind the scenes. Here is an excerpt from a interview made in Stockholm March 2017. DecaVitas met Susan Glatzer for the first time at Camp Jitterbug in Seattle, Washington, eight years ago. With a camera in her hands, Susan asked if she could do an interview. “Of course,” DecaVitas answered! Still on a dance high, after a fantastic evening, they responded to Susan’s questions without filtering themselves. ”We took it as a joke; spoke deliberately bad English, mocking ourselves...Read More
Ready for breathtaking spins? In an open-hearted interview Alice Mei celebrates her inspirational heroes, expose her insecurities and reveals what she would give her students if she had a magic wand–letting you into the mind of one of the best follows in modern times. edited by: Odella Schattin It´s the final days of 2016. Stockholm is dark and cold but that does not seem to worry Alice Mei. We meet in the lobby of the Clarion Hotel Sign. She rubs her eyes with the back of her hand, stifling a yawn and tells me a story from last night’s party. It was good! She has...Read More
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