The Spirit moves: jazz dance from turn of the century 'til 1950

United States

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Filmed over 30 years in the director’s dance studio and in the Harlem Savoy Ballroom “The Spirit Moves” is a unique assembly of jazz routines, through the development of the art. From ragtime, struts, cakewalk, through blues, bebop to calypso, mambo and rock and roll. Performed by the artists of the Savioy Ballroom of Harlem and narrated by Mura Dehn. Filmed in black and white with final 15 minute segment in colour.

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