Music & Data Stories in the Swing Dance Community
This is my ongoing project. In July 2020 I started Give Me The Beat as part of my MA in Data Visualisation and Information Design at Shifta by ELISAVA.
Covid-19 has taken away social dancing for dance communities all around the world. In turn, the Swing Dance Community has developed virtual spaces to keep on sharing their interests and passions, and most especially, to discuss underlying cultural and historical issues. I thought of contributing to this online rebirth with a platform that enhances Swing music and its origins through open and collaborative dynamics.
Thus, Give Me The Beat was born with an online survey about dancing habits and musical tastes of the Swing Dance Community members. Throughout the following months, I enhanced and analysed this information together with other sources to produce this website.