SW! NG OUT is coming to the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center this week

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center presents SW!NG OUT, a Joyce Theater production directed by Caleb Teicher, on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 8 p.m. The energetic performance will feature Lindy Hop, an American dance style created by Harlem-based dancers and swing big bands in the 1920s.

With a seamless pairing where anyone could be the lead, SW!NG OUT features a ten-piece Eyal Vilner Big Band playing classics by Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Billy Strayhorn, in addition to original music.

Act II of the March 26 performance invites the audience on stage to discover Lindy Hop for themselves with the cast of dancers. The Dance Jam welcomes all levels, from beginners to swing dance professionals.

“SW!NG OUT shines a light on the exceptional talent, origins and history of Swing and Lindy Hop dance. The audience participation element of this event aligns directly with the Center’s mission by allowing our patrons to see themselves on stage in the performances we present. In this case, they are literally on stage!” said Eric Fliss, general manager of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.

“Lindy Hop is steeped in freedom of expression and joy of movement. As we emerge from the past two years, this production allows us to celebrate the future with optimism. The Joyce Theater’s commitment to promoting a wide range of artists help places like ours showcase dance genres with a rich history.”

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