Stop Counting! Just Dance!
Everything Remains Raw is a great doc on the interconnections between the old and the new. Focusing on hip hop, it ties its roots to the Bronx in the early 70's and acknowledges appropriating dance moves that reach back into the 20's and 30's and even further back to the turn of the 19th Century into the 20th. Within the first 8-minutes, using archival TV footage, Marshall Stearns (Jazz Dance), Al Minns and Leon James demonstrate dance steps from back in that day. And Frankie Manning reminds us that only dance schools were counting out swing dance steps back then. He and other Harlem kids dancing at the Savoy Ballroom just... danced.
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