Tapdancin' (1980)

Tapdancin'
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 0hr 59mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords dance
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Phil Black Actor n/a 1 1000001
Third Generation Actor n/a 1 1000002
Step John Bubbles Actor n/a 1 1000003
Harold Nicholas Actor n/a 1 1000004
Charles "Honi" Coles Actor n/a 1 1000005
Fayard Nicholas Actor n/a 1 1000006
Cholly Atkins Actor n/a 1 1000007
Jazz Tap Percussion Ensemble Actor n/a 1 1000008
Lon Chaney Actor n/a 1 1000009
Buster Brown Actor n/a 1 1000010
Ralph Brown Actor n/a 1 1000011
Chuck Green Actor n/a 1 1000012
Christian Blackwood Director n/a 2 2000001
Christian Blackwood Producer n/a 3 3000001
Christian Blackwood Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Mark Trottenberg Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
Mead Hunt Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000003
Jill Godmilow Editor n/a 172 7000001
Stuart Rickey Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Synopsis
The American dance form of tap is examined. Honi Coles discusses how the domination of the business by white people kept black dancers from making the money they deserved during the long time that it was racially divided. The Nicholas Brothers are interviewed, and the evolution of their style is seen in footage from different stages of the act's career. Modern recitals and practice work-outs show the training and skill necessary to master the art form of tap dancing.
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