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Das AMERICAN TAP DANCING steht im Mittelpunkt dieser Seiten, die sich sowohl mit der Geschichte des American Tap beschäftigen, also auch eine Brücke nach heute und in die Zukunft schlagen: Wie kann ich Stepptänzer werden? Was muss ich lernen? Wo ? Viele Fragen und möglichst klare Antworten!

Alles zur Geschichte des American Tap Dance in dem Buch

Eine Kulturgeschichte des American Tap Dance von Constance Valis Hill

In diesem Buch finden Sie die lebhafte, farbenfrohe und atemberaubende Geschichte des American Tap Dance - die erste umfassende, vollständig dokumentierte Geschichte dieser einzigartigen amerikanischen Kunstform, die alle Aspekte des vielschichtigen musikalischen und sozialen Austauschs erforscht, wie dieser sich angefangen von afro-irischen perkussiven Schritt-Tänzen wie Jig, Gioube, Buck-and-Wing und Juba bis hin zur weitumfassenden Arbeit solch zeitgenössischer Stepp-Koryphäen wie Gregory Hines, Brenda Bufalino, Dianne Walker und Savion Glover entwickelt hat.

In Tap Dancing America, Constance Valis Hill, herself an accomplished jazz tap dancer, choreographer, and performance scholar, begins with a dramatic account of a buck dance challenge between Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and Harry Swinton at Brooklyn's Bijou Theatre, on March 30, 1900, and proceeds decade by decade through the 20th century to the present day. She vividly describes tap's musical styles and steps -- from buck-and-wing and ragtime stepping at the turn of the century; jazz tapping to the rhythms of hot jazz, swing, and bebop in the '20s, '30s and '40s; to hip-hop-inflected hitting and hoofing in heels (high and low) from the 1990s right up to today. Tap was long considered "a man's game," and Hill's is the first history to highlight such outstanding female dancers as Ada Overton Walker, Kitty O'Neill, and Alice Whitman, at the turn of the 20th century, as well as the pioneering women composers of the tap renaissance, in the 70s and 80s, and the hard-hitting rhythm-tapping women of the millennium such as Chloe Arnold, Ayodele Casel, Michelle Dorrance, and Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards.

Written with uncanny foresight, the book features dancers who have become international touring artists and have performed on Broadway, won Emmy and Tony Awards, and received the prestigious Dance Magazine, Adele and Fred Astaire, and Jacob's Pillow Dance awards. Presented with all the verve and grace of tap itself and drawing on eyewitness accounts of early performances as well as interviews with today's greatest tappers, Tap Dancing America fills a major gap in American dance history and places tap firmly center stage.


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