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Thu 15 August 2024 • 7:30pm

Swinging At The Cotton Club

Event details

Take a step back into 1920s and ’30s New York City and through the doors of Harlem’s hottest night club … The Cotton Club.

Swinging at The Cotton Club is the action-packed show celebrating the music, dance, and songs of the Cotton Club – New York City’s legendary nightclub of the 1920s and ‘30s. Performances by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fats Waller would have had the club swinging – whilst dancers such as Bojangles Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers lit-up the stage with their breath-taking routines. 

In this show, the exciting dance and music of the Cotton Club is recreated by the fabulous The Lindy Hop Dance Company – the world’s premier jazz dance company and Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra featuring vocalist Marlene Hill and compere/vocalist Megs Etherington. 

The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra
The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra specialises in recreating the jazz and hot dance music of the 1920s and ‘30s with characteristics drive and visual appeal. The Orchestra has toured extensively in Britain, Europe and Scandinavia and claims the title of ‘Europe’s Hottest Jazz Orchestra!’. 

Using their own special arrangements of familiar as well as the less well known numbers from the repertoires of the famous bands of the period, the Orchestra has extensive experience of a wide variety of venues and events, appearing at numerous Festivals, Concerts and TV programmes across Europe. 

A selection of the music that will be featured in show includes: Minnie The Moocher; C Jam Blues; The Charleston; Drum Crazy; Black Beauty; Everybody Loves My Baby; That Lindy Hop; Jubilee Stomp; It Don’t Mean A Thing If Ain’t Got That Swing … and much, much more. 

The Lindy Hop Dance Company
The Lindy Hop Dance Company are the UK’s finest authentic jazz dance company. They are perhaps best known for their spectacular and breath-taking performances of the Lindy Hop – the original form of jive dancing that developed in Harlem in the late 1920’s. However, their talent and versatility is also expressed in the range of dances they perform all influenced by the authentic jazz dance tradition. 

The dance company’s personnel are drawn from the very best of the UK’s dance talent, with its members having performed across the UK, Europe and beyond including at events such as The London Olympics Opening Ceremony, New York’s Lincoln Centre Out of Doors Festival, as well as with shows including ‘Riverdance’ and dance companies such as ‘Diversity’. 

The energy, excitement and enthusiasm of this highly talented and professional company of dancers continues to create a huge demand for performances and workshops throughout the world. Don’t miss your chance to see the UK’s premier jazz-dance company. 

Main Theatre, Storyhouse Theatre
Approx 2 hours and 20 minutes (includes an interval)

Members: £25.30
Non-members: £28 (each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee)

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