The Resource Dancing the big apple, 1937 : African-Americans inspire a national craze, Dancetime Publications in association with Savoy Style presents ; a film by Judy Pritchett, (videorecording)

Dancing the big apple, 1937 : African-Americans inspire a national craze, Dancetime Publications in association with Savoy Style presents ; a film by Judy Pritchett, (videorecording)

Label
Dancing the big apple, 1937 : African-Americans inspire a national craze
Title
Dancing the big apple, 1937
Title remainder
African-Americans inspire a national craze
Statement of responsibility
Dancetime Publications in association with Savoy Style presents ; a film by Judy Pritchett
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
GUA
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, George Gee and the Jump, Jivin' Wailers ; The Solomon Douglas Swingtet ; The McIntosh County Shouters
Dewey number
306.4846
PerformerNote
Lance Benishek, Denise Steele
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Benishek, Lance
  • Steele, Denise
  • Pritchett, Judy
  • Dancetime Publications
Runtime
27
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ring shout (Dance)
  • Dance
  • Dance
  • African American dance
  • African American dance
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Dancing the big apple, 1937 : African-Americans inspire a national craze, Dancetime Publications in association with Savoy Style presents ; a film by Judy Pritchett, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
1937 -- Whites are captivated -- Big Apple hysteria -- Ingredients of the Big Apple -- Everybody can do it -- The Big Apple name -- Birth of the Big Apple -- Big Apple performance troupes -- The ring shout -- Ancestry of "keep punching"
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
880104455865
Other physical details
sd., b&w, col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (CaOOAMICUS)lbu00095533
  • av00203371
System details
DVD
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Dancing the big apple, 1937 : African-Americans inspire a national craze, Dancetime Publications in association with Savoy Style presents ; a film by Judy Pritchett, (videorecording)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
1937 -- Whites are captivated -- Big Apple hysteria -- Ingredients of the Big Apple -- Everybody can do it -- The Big Apple name -- Birth of the Big Apple -- Big Apple performance troupes -- The ring shout -- Ancestry of "keep punching"
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
880104455865
Other physical details
sd., b&w, col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (CaOOAMICUS)lbu00095533
  • av00203371
System details
DVD
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
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