Episode 5 - Gender Roles in Dance

We look at gender roles in swing dance and society. Does the Lindy Hop accentuate the divide between men and women or mitigate it? And what effect has the feminist project had on swing culture? Also, what does it feel like for a woman to be a leader and a man a follower?

Contributors to this epiosde

Rebecka DecaVita, one half of the Swedish instructor/performer duo The DecaVitas

Sam Carroll, swing dance instructor, organiser, DJ and feminist thinker based in Sydney, Australia

Jo Jae-kyeong, Lindy Hop dancer and translator living in Seoul, South Korea

Gregor Hofbauer, Vienna-based Lindy Hop dancer and photographer

Patrick Catuz, Austrian researcher on gender issues and art-house porn filmmaker