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By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Buster Brown and Leon Collins [videorecording]

Title
By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Buster Brown and Leon Collins [videorecording]
Publication
1980.

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-5723Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Additional Authors
  • Brown, Buster, 1913-2002.
  • Changing Times Tap Dancing Company.
  • Collins, Leon.
  • DHCA.
  • Goldberg, Jane, 1948-
  • Raff, Pamela,
  • Roberts, Jim.
Description
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (62 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Jane Goldberg.
Series Statement
Jane Goldberg's Wandering shoes tap(h)istory featuring tip top tapes, tapalogues, tapology and tapperabilia
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Interviews.
  • Video.
Note
  • Title provided by Jane Goldberg.
  • For the completed documentary on this workshop, see *MGZIC 9-5600 By word of foot I.
Performer (note)
  • Instructors: Buster Brown, Leon Collins.
  • Interviewer: Jane Goldberg.
  • Pianist: Jim Roberts.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped at the Village Gate, New York, on October 16, 1980.
Contents
  • Morning and afternoon classes taught by Buster Brown (ca. 29 min.) / contains footage from *MGZIC 9-5736, *MGZIC 9-5777, and *MGZIC 9-5732 ; in interviews, Brown discusses his early career, his recent European tour, his dance "Cute," his dancing style, and the unique qualities of Baby Laurence (Laurence Donald Jackson). He dances "Cute" and "I got rhythm" ; demonstrates a rhythm soft shoe, cramps, and paddle and roll ; and teaches a routine using breaks.
  • Morning and afternoon classes taught by Leon Collins (ca. 33 min.) / contains footage from *MGZIC 9-5738, *MGZIC 9-5736, and *MGZIC 9-5773 ; in the opening interview, Collins discusses his use of music and his early career. He demonstrates, teaches, and performs a quartet with students from his Boston studio, including Pam Raff ; an improvisatory solo with pianist Jim Roberts ; and a duet to "I can't get started" with Raff.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-5723
Title
By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Buster Brown and Leon Collins [videorecording]
Imprint
1980.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Jane Goldberg's Wandering shoes tap(h)istory featuring tip top tapes, tapalogues, tapology and tapperabilia
Event
Videotaped at the Village Gate, New York, on October 16, 1980.
Performer
Instructors: Buster Brown, Leon Collins.
Interviewer: Jane Goldberg.
Pianist: Jim Roberts.
Summary
Compilation of footage from various tapes documenting the week-long tap dancing workshop By word of foot I, presented by the Changing Times Tap Dancing Company on October 13-18, 1980.
Local Subject
Dance workshops and workshop performances.
Television. By word of foot.
Added Author
Brown, Buster, 1913-2002. ive, dancer. Teacher
Collins, Leon. ive, dancer. Teacher
Raff, Pamela, dancer.
Roberts, Jim. Instrumentalist
Goldberg, Jane, 1948- Interviewer
Changing Times Tap Dancing Company.
DHCA.
Added Title
Gift of Jane Goldberg.
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-5723
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