George Nierenberg's brilliant and blissful followup to No Maps on my Taps is introduced by Gregory Hines, who shares his childhood memories of watching and imitating the tap dance greats at the Apollo Theater. ABOUT TAP features stylistic performances and recollections by three of America’s leading male tap dancers: Steve Condos, Jimmy Slyde and Chuck Green. In the film, Condos thinks of himself as an instrumentalist who focuses on the ankles and feet, Jimmy Slyde thinks of “visual dancers” who “all make pictures” and Chuck Green advises using port de bras. Each dancer answers the question: “How does an artist discover his/her own individual style?”
For his contribution to the art, Nierenberg was awarded in 2014 the American Tap Dance Foundation's Tap Preservation Award, given to an outstanding individual or organization in the field for the superior advancement of tap dance through presentation and preservation.
Color. 28 minutes.
A film by George Nierenberg starring Bunny Briggs, Chuck Green, and “Sandman” Sims also featuring Lionel Hampton...