American Tap Dance Foundation presents the "First Friday Film Festival"
American Tap Dance Foundation
The third installment of the American Tap Dance Foundation's First Friday Film Festival will be in-studio and livestreamed at 8pm on Dec. 2. Tap dance productions from the past will be revisited, direct from the ATDF archives. On Friday, Dec. 2, the Festival will present Tap Treasures, first presented at The Duke On 42nd Street during Tap City, the New York City Tap Festival on July 14, 2016. Directed by Tony Waag with new work created by and featuring a global community of the brightest and boldest soloists, contemporary ensembles, emerging raw talent and leading tap masters, performers included Christina Carminucci, Felipe Galganni, Richard James, Kwikstep, Ted Levy, Tapman Myers, Max Pollak, Rokafella, Leonardo Sandoval, Lynn Schwab, Samara Seligsohn, Randy Skinner, Melinda Sullivan, the Tap City Youth Ensemble, Caleb Teicher, Tony Waag & Karen Callaway Williams. Open discussion directly following.
Tap Treasures was a contemporary “mash up” of tap dance, hip hop, waacking, body percussion, soft-shoe, swing combined with vintage video and photographs remixed to classic songs such as Fascinating Rhythm and I Can’t Give You Anything But Love. Tap Treasures reinvestigates and revisits eight historic locations in Manhattan that contributed to the evolution of tap dance.
“As we celebrate an almost forgotten history of this fascinating art form, let us not forget the people, the places and events that have influenced, perpetuated and molded our very own American art-form Tap Dance, born and raised right here in New York City.” - Tony Waag, Artistic Director/Producer.
First Friday Film Festival evenings will be hosted by ATDF Executive/Artistic Director Tony Waag. All are open to the public, with proof of vaccination required, masks optional. Suggested Donation: $5.00. Space is limited. To reserve your place visit Shows & Events.
About the American Tap Dance Foundation
The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF) is a non-profit 501c3 organization committed to establishing and legitimizing Tap as a vital component of American dance through creation, presentation, education, and preservation. ATDF is recognized as a local, national, and international leader in the field and continues to further three main objectives:
● to perpetuate tap dance as a flourishing contemporary art form on a National and International level.
● to provide a basis for the growth of tap dance by teaching new generations through comprehensive educational programs.
● and to preserve the artistry of the early generations of tap masters.
On January 2, 2010, the American Tap Dance Foundation opened the doors to its current home, the American Tap Dance Center. Find us at atdf.org.
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