ALIVE AND KICKING with featured Dancer Evita Arce, and Skype with Director Susan Glatzer!
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2Tue, Aug 29, 2017 6:30 PM Event Date Passed

Creativity Sponsored by Stu and Ginger Polisner                                  

CoPresented by the Long Island Swing Syndicate


Tuesday, August 29 at 6:30pm - pre-film reception, 7pm film, 9pm Dancing in the Skyroom Cafe after the film

$11 Members | $16 Public

8:30pm Q&A with featured Dancer Evita Arce, and Skype with Director Susan Glatzer!

After getting involved in swing dancing, some people are inspired to look inside themselves and make changes in their lives.

Born out of the Great Depression, swing dancing elevates the human spirit beyond one's circumstances as dancers can move to the beat for the sheer joy of it and disappear into something bigger, something dazzling, a space without a critic or a judge or an analyst. ALIVE AND KICKING gives the audience an intimate, insider's view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern American society. (USA & Sweden, 2016, 88 min., English, NR, DCP | Dir. Susan Glatzer)

Long Island Swing Syndicate (LISS) aims to grow and enhance the swing dance community on Long Island, New York. We offer weekly group classes, private lessons, social dancing, workshops, and crash courses in all the Jazz Age and Big Band Era swing dances, including Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Balboa. Whether you're new to partner dancing or an experienced Lindy hopper, there's a LISS class or event for you! Visit

Susan Glatzer is Director of Alive and Kicking and has been swing dancing for 18 years. Her track record of productions and acquisitions has garnered seven Academy Awards® and 19 Academy Award® nominations along with numerous awards at the Cannes, Sundance, and Venice film festivals. Serving as Senior Vice President for the Motion Picture Group at Paramount Pictures, Susan concentrated on co-productions and worldwide acquisitions. Visit

Evita Arce is an international dancer and teacher based in New York City.  Known for her magical energy, high-flying aerials and dynamic movement, Evita Arce is a specialist in the Lindy Hop, The Charleston, and other Swing era dances. Visit