Hey it’s Pride Month! In that spirit, we were excited to hear that there will be a Queer Lindy Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden from October 6-8. It looks like it will emphasize ambi-dancing and dancers dancing the non-traditional role, and aims to “connect with other movements like queer tango and queer salsa as well as to honor the roots in the LGBTQ+ community.”
Lindy hoppers have been very curious about "The Stretch Suit", billed as "the world's most comfortable suit." I'm personally a little skeptical till we hear reports of this suit actually being worn and danced in. If those folks want to send me a trial suit, I wouldn't say no. Just sayin. Check out their dope promo video.
Jo Hoffberg, herself a champion lindy hopper herself, has been putting out a killer series of interviews with dancers on the topics of competing and judging. We’re loving the insights from Delilah Williams, Nalla Kim, Pamela Gaizutyte, Felix Berghäll, and Alice Mei.
Here’s a neat answer from Felix Berghäll on why he thinks competitions are important for lindy hop:
Speaking of Felix, check out this clip of him dancing with Egle Regelskis at Smokey Feet 2017 a couple of weeks ago.
We also dug this video of Natalia Eristavi and Matt Richey at Inspiration Weekend 2017 last weekend. We think you will too.
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