Swift Solos (2010)
  • Title: Swift Solos
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:22:31
  • Language: English
  • Date: 29 Sep 2010
  • Location: Dance Theater Workshop, 219 West 19th St. New York City.
  • Type-Format: performance, dance
  • Cast: olive Dance Theatre Company, dancers.
  • Credits: Ken Swift, director and choreographer; Jamie Merwin, Founding Artistic Director olive Dance Theatre Company

Swift Solos (2010)

Honoring the legacy of groundbreaking dancer Ken Swift, Olive Dance Theatre performs a series of vignettes in commemoration of the artist’s legacy. More than a tribute, this performance is an interactive journey through the history of breakdancing with both audiences and dancers discussing why they love break and the impact of Swift’s work. The audience is in for a brilliant homage and a great surprise when Swift makes a cameo. From breakdancing to concert halls, Olive Dance Theatre’s performance exemplifies the multigenerational, multicultural range of Swift’s work.

A pioneering B-Boy, Swift began B-Boying in 1978 at the age of twelve. He is credited with creating numerous dance moves and is recognized the world over as one of the most influential dancers in the genre of breakdancing.


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