Weekly Video Highlights: The Herrang Blues

It’s the middle of July when most of the Lindy world comes to a grinding halt unless you happen to be in a very small and secluded town in the Swedish countryside.

If Camp Jitterbug is the most important event in the Western Hemisphere, then Herrang Dance Camp is the epicenter of the Lindy-verse.  But despite having the largest concentration of Lindy Hoppers for the longest period of time all year, the event doesn’t generate much in the way of videos unless you count the numerous class recaps by students or yet another one of Chester Whitmore’s adventures .  However, a good number of blues inspired performances have come out of the camp over the years.

2006-Naomi Uyama sings “I’ve Got it Bad” with dancing by Frida Segerdahl & Skye Humphries

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8050030365130308731#

2007-Ramona Staffeld & Peter Strom perform before The Carling Family Band

2008-The Ladies in Blue:  Sharon Davis & Jo Hoffberg

2004

2006

2009-Blues in C Minor-The Silver Shadow Ladies

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2 Comments

  1. angie said,

    July 20, 2010 at 1:35 am

    nice. a tiny piece of herrang magic for those of us unable to attend; eating it up. warm fuzzies.
    thanks j.

  2. Freddie said,

    July 20, 2010 at 4:03 am

    The video that I personally think best captures the spirit of Herrang:


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