American Tap

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NR, 90 minutes


To kick off the “Tap in Illinois” season presented by Dance at Illinois, Lyric Theatre, and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, the film AMERICAN TAP is being presented as part of the Flatlands Dance Film Festival. The documentary provides an in-depth look at the cultural history of this distinctively American dance form. From its origins to its prime in the Big Band era to its current, flourishing rebirth, this visual record of tap features many of the greatest dancers in the country. (2018, Mark Wilkinson, USA, English, 90 min, NR, DCP)

This screening of AMERICAN TAP is made possible thanks to the support of Krannert Art Museum, Art In Motion Dance Studio, The Urbana Dance Company, and the Music and Performing Arts Library.

“Invaluable for providing a comprehensive history of tap complete with wonderfully entertaining clips of many of its foremost practitioners past and present.” — Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

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