The Lindy Hop Dance Company
The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra
Marlene Hill vocalist
Megs Etherington compere/vocalist
Lee Payne special guest tap dancer
Annette Walker special guest tap dancer
Take a step back into 1920s New York City and through the doors of Harlem’s hottest nightclub, The Cotton Club!
Swinging at The Cotton Club returns to Cadogan Hall with its unique celebration of the dance and music of the iconic Cotton Club: New York’s celebrated nightclub of the 1920s and ’30s.
Performances by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fats Waller would have had the club swinging – whilst dancers such as Bojangles Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers lit up the stage with their breathtaking routines.
In this show, the exhilarating dance and music of the Cotton Club are recreated by the fabulous Lindy Hop Dance Company, alongside The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra featuring American vocalist Marlene Hill and compere/vocalist Megs Etherington.
We are also delighted to be joined by two of the UK’s leading proponents of Tap Dance, Lee Payne and Annette Walker, who, alongside the show’s cast, are sure to make this a truly spectacular evening of music and world-class dance.
Duration: approx. 2 hours 20 mins (incl. interval)