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Tapdancin' [videorecording]

Title
Tapdancin' [videorecording] / produced and directed by Christian Blackwood.
Publication
New York : Blackwood Films, 1980.

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Description
1 videodisc (NTSC) (60 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Credits (note)
  • Photography, Blackwood, Mead Hunt and Mark Trottenberg; editor, Jill Godmilow.
Funding (note)
  • This videorecording was preserved with support provided in part by Save America's Treasures through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
System Details (note)
  • DVD.
Contents
Interviews with Phil Black, Maceo Anderson, John Bubbles, Harold and Fayard Nicholas, Camden Richman, Honi Coles, Cholly Atkins, Lon Chaney, Buster Brown, Ralph Brown, and Chuck Green -- The Copasetics, the Nicholas Brothers, Camden Richman and the Jazz Tap Percussion Ensemble (Richman, Lynn Dally and Fred Strickler) shown in performance -- Black and white film clips of The Four Step Brothers, Bill Robinson (very brief), Harold Nicholas with The Four Step Brothers and with his brother Fayard Nicholas, Cholly Atkins and Honi Coles in a slow soft shoe (Taking a chance on love) -- Black and white stills of Buck and Bubbles, and the Nicholas Brothers and Phil Black and Maceo Anderson shown teaching tap classes -- Discussions and reminiscences centered around the history, style, and influences of black tap dancers and the diffulties encountered by them due to discrimination and racism.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-1928
Title
Tapdancin' [videorecording] / produced and directed by Christian Blackwood.
Imprint
New York : Blackwood Films, 1980.
Credits
Photography, Blackwood, Mead Hunt and Mark Trottenberg; editor, Jill Godmilow.
Funding
This videorecording was preserved with support provided in part by Save America's Treasures through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
System Details
DVD.
Local Note
Former classmark: *MGZIC 9-464.
Local Subject
Motion pictures. Tapdancin'.
Added Author
Black, Phil. Interviewee. Teacher
Anderson, Maceo. Interviewee. Teacher
Bubbles, John W. Interviewee
Nicholas, Harold. Interviewee
Nicholas, Harold, dancer.
Nicholas, Fayard. Interviewee
Nicholas, Fayard, dancer.
Richman, Camden. ive, dancer.
Coles, Honi, 1911-1992. Interviewee
Coles, Honi, 1911-1992, dancer.
Atkins, Cholly. Interviewee
Atkins, Cholly, dancer.
Dally, Lynn, dancer.
Strickler, Fred, dancer.
Chaney, Lon, 1927-1995, interviewee.
Brown, Buster, 1913-2002. Interviewee
Green, Chuck. Interviewee
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949, dancer.
Brown, Ralph. Interviewee
Hunt, Mead. Cinematographer
Trottenberg, Mark. Cinematographer
Godmilow, Jill. Editor
Blackwood, Christian. Director
Blackwood, Christian. Producer
Nicholas Brothers.
Copasetics.
Coles and Atkins.
Jazz Tap Ensemble.
Four Step Brothers.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-1928
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