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“No Maps on My Taps” (1979) Film Screening @ Fox Theatre

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“No Maps on My Taps” (1979) Film Screening @ Fox Theatre
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“Exhilarating, touching, [and] thoroughly absorbing!” — The New York Times
Upon its release 1979—when tap dancing was largely seen as a relic of the past—this captivating documentary instantly revived interest in a uniquely American art form. Through a celebration of three remarkable dancers—Bunny Briggs, Chuck Green, and Harold “Sandman” Sims—director George T. Nierenberg traces the history of tap dance and its importance within jazz and African American culture, transmitting his love for the art and its practitioners with an infectious sense of joy. Featuring music by jazz legend Lionel Hampton, NO MAPS ON MY TAPS remains an essential cultural record that has inspired countless young dancers to put on tap shoes.
Directed by George T. Nierenberg • 1979 • United States
Screening includes tap dance shorts and educational preface, social mixer and all tickets are entered to win a door prize.