No Maps on my Taps
Sandman Sims, Chuck Green and Bunny Briggs tell the story of tap as an expression of black heritage and culture. The spirit of tap in its heyday, shown in rare photographs and Hollywood film clips of the 1930s, provides a backdrop for intimate portraits of three surviving ‘hoofers.’
Introduced by Gregory Hines who shares his childhood memories of watching and imitating the tap dance greats at the Apollo Theatre, the film focuses on the artistry and style of some of America’s leading male tap dancers including the works of masters Steve Condos, Jimmy Slyde and Chuck Green. The film asks the question, “How does and artist discover their own individual style?” and each of the featured dancers offers a distinctive and highly entertaining answer through their recollections and performances.
When: Tuesday 27th October 2009 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Booking: Call 0161 834 1786 or book online (web link) places are limited so book early!
Where: Education Room 1, Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, The Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JZ