Yep. I'm not going to be one of those people who is going to apologize for not updating his blog in awhile because really, I never promised you a regular posting schedule. However, I do realize that a ton of people hit this site every day for some reason, so in order to satiate your thirst for knowledge and entertainment, stepping into the role of designated blogger for the next few posts is the lovely and gracious Karen Turman.
Karen made the mistake of sending me a little treatise about her now legendary "Evolution of Lindy Hop" showcase routine at ILHC. After some badgering, begging, and pleading, I convinced her to let me post it on this very blog just because I think it's super interesting. Plus she doesn't know it yet, but I want it someplace convenient so I can cite it for the stunning conclusion to my own "Artistry In Rhythm" paper.
I think Karen's paper fits nicely with the themes we've been exploring here and I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy reading it as much as I did. I'm going to post it in several parts over the next few weeks so as not to hit you over the head with too much awesome all at once. Plus I need time to format it and shove in some helpful videos.
Speaking of which, I'll post some of my own videos of bands and dancers that I've recorded over the past few weeks to break up Karen's dance geekery. Somewhere in there I'll try to comment on ULHS and find some other old posts to toss onto the site until stuff settles down in my own life for me to post regularly again.
I also want to give you a sneak peak into the ILHC LED Talks that happened this year. The plan is to get them online to share with the community as soon as I can get them edited nicely and posted onto the ILHC website. If you have any expeience with such things, please drop me a line.
Overall, the talks were super informative and thought provoking. I thought I'd share a snippet of an important discussion with event co-directors Nina Gilkenson, Tena Morales, and Sylvia Sykes where they discuss their vision for ILHC.
Video credit: David Soltysik