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By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Albert Gibson, George Hillman, Mable Lee, and Peg Leg Bates

Title
By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Albert Gibson, George Hillman, Mable Lee, and Peg Leg Bates [electronic resource]
Publication
1980.

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Description
1 streaming video file (62 min.) : sd., col.
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.
  • Original container labeled Bert Gibson, Peg Leg Bates.
  • For the completed documentary on this workshop, see *MGZIC 9-5600 By word of foot I.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file online only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Performer (note)
  • Instructors: Albert Gibson, George Hillman, Mable Lee, Peg Leg Bates.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped at the Village Gate, New York, in October 1980.
Contents
  • Morning and afternoon classes taught by Albert [Bert] Gibson (ca. 24 min.) / recorded on October 14, 1980 ; contains footage from *MGZIC 9-5740 and *MGZIC 9-5755 ; Gibson discusses his early career, and teaches a soft shoe and the tango twist.
  • Class taught by George Hillman (ca. 19 min.) / recorded on October 14, 1980 ; contains footage from *MGZIC 9-5754 and *MGZIC 9-5752 ; Hillman reminisces about his early career, answers questions from participants, demonstrates virtuosic steps from the 1930s and 40s, and teaches.
  • Class taught by Mable Lee (ca. 3 min.) / recorded on October 18, 1980 ; contains footage from *MGZIC 9-5765 ; Lee and her former partner George Hillman dance a duet to "Tea for two" ; pianist, Ram Ramirez.
  • Class taught by Peg Leg Bates (ca. 15 min.) / recorded on October 13, 1980 ; contains footage from *MGZIC 9-5749 ; Bates tells how he learned to dance on his "peg" ; dances the shim sham with Charles "Cookie" Cook and Ernest "Brownie" Brown, and "I got rhythm" with Cook, Brown, Bunny Briggs, Albert Gibson, and others ; and talks about his long association with Ed Sullivan.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 7490
Title
By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Albert Gibson, George Hillman, Mable Lee, and Peg Leg Bates [electronic resource]
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.
Performer
Instructors: Albert Gibson, George Hillman, Mable Lee, Peg Leg Bates.
Event
Videotaped at the Village Gate, New York, in October 1980.
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.
Original Version
Archival Original: 1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video file online only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIC 9-5704.
Connect to:
Local Subject
Dance workshops and workshop performances.
Television. By word of foot.
Added Author
Gibson, Bert. Teacher. ive, dancer.
Hillman, George. Teacher. ive, dancer.
Lee, Mable. tch, dancer.
Bates, Peg Leg. tch, dancer.
Ramirez, Ram, 1913- Instrumentalist
Cook, Charles, 1917-1991, dancer.
Brown, Ernest, dancer.
Briggs, Bunny, dancer.
Goldberg, Jane, 1948- Interviewer
Changing Times Tap Dancing Company.
DHCA.
Added Title
Gift of Jane Goldberg.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 7490
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