Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Skye and Frida - Jumping Through the Window
I've been watching this video a lot lately. There's always a lot to love about Skye and Frida and there's a reason why they are the go-to couple when people talk about Lindy Hop. There's a certain magical ease with which they perform all of their movements.
There are a few things specifically that stand out about this video to me. On a very basic level watch their swing outs over and over again and you'll notice that they've refined these into a precise art. They're about as perfect as they could get.
My friend Andrea also pointed out something a little less obvious. Look at their roles in this dance. I think she's right when she mentions that Frida is the focus - she really sells every movement with attitude and excitement, while Skye is understated, solid, a foundation for her sparkle and flair.
What do you think?