12 Nov '13, 10pm

@abknicker nicht reden, üben:

"Also, they attribute the music's return to a purer jazz-like form to the decline of bossa nova's US popularity in the mid-sixties. " Although there was a sudden decline in the Bossa Nova's popularity in the mid 1960's, it was not due to the music one way or the other. In 1960, even before the Bossa Nova Dance was born, I was throwing a party in my apartment with the TV turned on. Suddenly out of the blue Chubby Checker came on the screen doing the 'TWIST'. Within seconds almost everybody in the room began imitating Chubby doing the Twist. I said to myself at that moment, 'If people can learn that dance just by looking at it, Ballroom Dancing is doomed!' The Twist Craze was so simple and appealing that any club foot could get on the dance floor and be an instant star expert. Within that year most of the chain studios in L.A. closed down. My Bossa Nova Dance had about an 18...

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