OPENING NIGHT: The American Tap Dance Foundation's First Friday Film Festival
American Tap Dance Foundation
The American Tap Dance Foundation's First Friday Film Festival in-studio and livestreamed at 8pm on Oct. 7, Nov. 4, and Dec. 2. Tap dance productions from the past will be revisited, direct from the ATDF archives.
On opening night, Friday, October 7, the Festival will present Gertrude's Nose (a Tap Opera), which premiered at Dance Theater Workshop’s Bessie Schonberg Theater June 26 - 29, 1996. Gertrude’s Nose was described as “a tap dance oratorio,” a soundscape for tap and vocalese, a style of jazz singing in which words are added to an instrumental soloist's improvisation, and poetry. Created by Brenda Bufalino in collaboration with guest artist /jazz vocalist Jay Clayton, the production featured dancers from the American Tap Dance Orchestra and others. The October 7 showing will include discussion and Q/A with Tap Master Brenda Bufalino and surprise guests. Visit atdf.org/events to learn more.
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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