About Tap

Directed by George Nierenberg

Release Year: 1985
Running Time: 28
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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Screening Info
Cast
Gregory Hines
Steve Condos
Jimmy Slyde
Chuck Green

Crew
Directed by George Nierenberg

Director George Nierenberg's brilliant and blissful follow-up to No Maps on my Taps features stylistic performances and recollections by three of America’s leading male tap dancers: Steve Condos, Jimmy Slyde and Chuck Green. Condos thinks himself an instrumentalist who focuses on the ankles and feet, while Slyde discusses “visual dancers” and Green advises the use of port de bras. With an introduction by Gregory Hines, About Tap introduces viewers to a unique history of dance and strives to answer the question, “How does an artist discover their own individual style?”

For his contributions to the art form, Nierenberg was awarded the American Tap Dance Foundation's Tap Preservation Award in 2014, given to an outstanding individual or organization in the field for the superior advancement of tap dance through presentation and preservation.