American Tap Dance Foundation's FIRST FRIDAY FILM FESTIVAL
American Tap Dance Foundation
The second installment of the American Tap Dance Foundation's First Friday Film Festival will be in-studio and livestreamed at 8pm on Nov. 4.
Tap Ellington was presented on Friday, July 14 in 2017 at the Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center. It was a musical celebration of the man’s life, his music and a unique legacy of introducing, promoting and presenting tap dancers to audiences all over the world. Master of ceremonies Tony Waag and the Duke Ellington Center Big Band conducted by Eli Yamin join together in honor of this legendary icon of American Jazz with tap dance performances by emerging raw talent, contemporary soloists and leading tap masters including Brenda Bufalino, Ayodele Casel, Mercedes Ellington, Sarah Reich, Caleb Teicher, Sam Weber, Jossette and Joseph Wiggan and others.
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 and scroll to Film Festival.
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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