The earliest version of Jitterbug!'s climatic dance scene at the Savoy Ballroom has its heroine Tharbis Jefferson getting thrown vertically into the air on the break. As she rises and spins and her skirt twirls outward around her like a spinning top, her partner Billy Rhythm drops to a split to accentuate the growing distance between them. The uptempo swing music also changes to Duke Ellington's symphonic tone poem Harlem. To pull this off. it helps if everything slows down. On film, that's possible. On stage, not so much. Still this short film by Julie Gaultier is inspiring as how it could be done and because of that gets added to the list of choreographic ideas.
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