Many people 60 and younger aren’t familiar with the Boogie Woogie. Though this performance dates back to 2004, it’s about to take you all the way back to the good ‘ol days of rock ‘n’ roll.
This pianist, Silvan Zingg, is a renowned Boogie Woogie composer and performer in Switzerland, and here he is with his own original tune called “Dancin’ The Boogie.” The performance below was recorded on August 7th, 2004 at the LaRoquebrou Festival, where Silvan was joined by two amazing dancers, William Mauvais and Maéva Truntzer.
While Silvan’s piano playing is second-to-none, and Maéva’s footwork is unbelievable, it’s hard to deny the real star of the show — William! Millions of viewers on YouTube have been blown away by William’s dance talent, and the fact that while his feet and knees move fantastically with the music, his neck and shoulders stay completely still. It’s as if he has two separate bodies — and he even has a classic forties haircut!
The Boogie Woogie we know today would have been called rock’n’roll in the 1950s. In parts of Europe, Boogie Woogie is mostly danced as a social dance. In others, it’s mostly a competition form.
So turn up the volume, and enjoy! Please SHARE this awesome dance with your friends on Facebook!