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Rhythm's the name of the game: Tap on Broadway [videorecording]

Rhythm's the name of the game: Tap on Broadway [videorecording]

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1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (28 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 204
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on November 6, 1986 at the studios of WNYC, New York. Telecast on November 21, 1986. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. Video director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Co-hosts: Sally Sommer and Celia Ipiotis.
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*MGZIC 9-2996
Rhythm's the name of the game: Tap on Broadway [videorecording]
Eye on dance ; 204
Tap dancer Gregg Burge and Henry Le Tang, a choreographer with numerous Broadway credits, discuss the special qualities and requirements of choreographing and performing tap dance in Broadway musicals. Burge demonstrates wings and other movements that add "flash" to the choreography; Le Tang talks about show doctoring and recalls the lessons he learned in his youth from Buddy Bradley. Le Tang also demonstrates scatting, a vocal accompaniment frequently used by tap dancers, and displays his first pair of tap shoes. He discusses the musicals Sophisticated ladies, which he choreographed, and Eubie, which heralded the revival of tap dancing on Broadway. Burge discusses his collaboration with Peter Martins on Song and dance, and is seen performing in an excerpt from that show.
Local Subject
Television. Rhythm's the name of the game.
Television. Eye on dance.
Local Subject
Musical comedies. Sophisticated ladies.
Musical comedies. Song and dance.
Accompaniment, Non-musical.
Musical comedies. Eubie.
Added Author
Burge, Gregg. Interviewee
Burge, Gregg, dancer.
Le Tang, Henry. Interviewee
Le Tang, Henry, dancer.
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Sommer, Sally R. Host
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2996
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