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Monday, October 3, 2016 7:00 PM // Ann Arbor District Library Downtown

Lecture and Demonstration:
A History of American Tap Dance

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Learn about the rich history of American Tap Dance as dance educators and tap dance experts Susan Filipiak and Jenny Herzog.

Explore the history of tap dance with video clips of the great tap dancers from Hollywood, Broadway, Vaudeville, nightclubs, television and the concert stage, as well as a live demonstration and performance.

Tap Dance, a true American art form, bubbled up in the melting pot of America. The people coming to this country from Africa and from Europe observed and absorbed one another’s cultures, blending their music and dance over 400 years of American social history.

The history of tap dance parallels the history of America, touching deep issues of slavery, immigration, urbanization, modernization. Tap dancing threads its way through American cultural and artistic history as well. Tap dance is both music and dance – tap dancers move to music and at the same time make music with their feet.

This event is held in conjunction with Dorrance Dance performances on October 20-21.

Co-presented by the Ann Arbor District Library.

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10/3/16 7:00 PM
Ann Arbor District Library Downtown

Lecture and Demonstration:
A History of American Tap Dance

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Learn about the rich history of American Tap Dance as dance educators and tap dance experts Susan Filipiak and Jenny Herzog.

Explore the history of tap dance with video clips of the great tap dancers from Hollywood, Broadway, Vaudeville, nightclubs, television and the concert stage, as well as a live demonstration and performance.

Tap Dance, a true American art form, bubbled up in the melting pot of America. The people coming to this country from Africa and from Europe observed and absorbed one another’s cultures, blending their music and dance over 400 years of American social history.

The history of tap dance parallels the history of America, touching deep issues of slavery, immigration, urbanization, modernization. Tap dancing threads its way through American cultural and artistic history as well. Tap dance is both music and dance – tap dancers move to music and at the same time make music with their feet.

This event is held in conjunction with Dorrance Dance performances on October 20-21.

Co-presented by the Ann Arbor District Library.

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