World Lindy Hop Day 2019 Saigon
One morning in 1929, Frankie Manning--then only fifteen--was walking through Harlem, New York on his way to Sunday school. Passing the Alhambra Ballroom, he made a decision to take dance classes that would change swing forever. Known as the Ambassador of the Lindy Hop--the exuberant style born in Harlem--Frankie Manning is remembered as the first person to take swing from the dance floor to the air above it.
"I've never seen a Lindy Hopper who wasn't smiling. It is a happy dance. It makes you feel good." 😊 said Frankie.
🔎 Read more about his celebrated life: https://www.arts.gov/honors/heritage/fellows/frankie-manning
2019 marked 10 years since he started dancing with all his old friends in another happy place. Saigon Swing Cats (SSC) join the world in celebrating the Lindy Hop dance that we love and thanking Frankie for his ceaseless inspiration and values that live on in spite of his physical body.
Sofitel Saigon Plaza will once again turn its elegant Boudoir Lounge into a happy happy place for the Saigon Swing Cats to come dance to authentic swing jazz live music by the Swing Angels Sextet (Maks Filippov on keyboard, Thomas Noyer on guitar, Anton Sydorenkov on drum, Ben Litwicki on saxophone, Benjamin Eisenberg on bass and Bea de Carlo vocalist) for 1 night only May 25, 2019.
⚫ 19.30 - 20.15: Open Class for all levels
⚫ 20.15 - 21.00: Social Dancing to SSC DJ + Opening Performance
⚫ 21.00 - 21.45: Social Dancing to Swing Angels Sextet - set 1
⚫ 21.45 - 22.00: Welcome speech + short film screening + Big Apple performance
⚫ 22.15 - 23.00: Social Dancing to Swing Angels Sextet - set 2
⚫ 23.00: Best Dressed Contest for Harlem Vintage style
Ticket including 1 complimentary drink (cocktail, soft drink or glass of red/white wine)
🎫 Early Bird: VND 150,000 if paid before May 23, 2019 by Bank Transfer to VPBank account number 177576735 to UONG TU THUY
💰 Full Price: VND 180,000 at door in cash to Sofitel staff
50% of the event profits will be donated to Frankie Manning Foundation to help carry the work and the spirit of Frankie Manning in spreading the joy of Lindy hop throughout the world.
Link to sign up:
🔘 Venue: Boudoir Lounge at Sofitel Saigon Plaza 17 Le Duan, D.1
🔘 Date: May 25th, 2019
🔘 Time: 19.30 – 23:30
🔘 Entrance fees: VND150,000 - VND 180,000 per ticket including 1 drink
◾ 45 minutes of Lindy Hop class with Saigon Swing Cats at 7:30PM
◾ Live jazz performance with Swing Angels from 9PM
◾ Best dressed prizes for Harlem Vintage style (1930s - 1950s)
LET'S KEEP JAZZ ALIVE and SWINGING IN STYLE IN SAIGON!