Daily News | Oct 19, 2018 | 1
Budapest joins dancers for a round of swing – VIDEO
Swing dancers from Budapest shot a very entertaining video, in which they dance to jazz music at 25 different locations in the Hungarian capital city. Magyarország Kúl suggests watching the video, not only because of the 63 professional dancers, but also because of the amazing drone-shots and the view of one of the most iconic buildings in Budapest, which is, unfortunately, closed to visitors.
It is quite popular in other countries for swing groups to dance around their cities. Let’s take for example Paris and Rio De Janeiro, where dancers pick the most well-known locations or the most characteristic areas in the city and shoot a spectacular video of themselves dancing.
So far, such a video has not been shot in Hungary, even though these pictures are great for popularising dancing and the city as well. Some might argue that they are much more well done and are way better as promo videos than the official advertisements. A perfect example of this is the short clip entitled SwingOut Budapest, which is an outstanding advertisement not only for the swing dance group, Keep Swinging Egyesület, but also for one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Budapest.
63 dancers star in the video, dancing at 25 different locations in Budapest. Those who are more familiar with various dancing styles may recognise some Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa and Authentic Jazz moves. Regarding the locations, we see a cavalcade of apartment buildings with halls, the deck of a Danube-cruiser, the Liberty Bridge, and the Gellért and Széchenyi Baths. Even more, Jazz fills even the switch room of the Kelenföld Power Plant. The plant is currently closed to visitors, so the video also works as a recompensation for those who missed their chance to visit this iconic, yet eerie place, which was dubbed sometimes as ‘Budapest’s Chernobyl’.
The dancers swing to a song written by Tamás Bényei, performed by his band, Hot Jazz Band.
featured image: YouTube / Keep Swinging Egyesület