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Hoofing in Heels: (Millennium)

Constance Valis Hill

in Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195390827
eISBN:
9780199863563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390827.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This chapter presents a performance by Ayodele Casel, Chloe Arnold, and Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards—in high-heeled tap shoes—of Jason Samuels Smith’s Charlie’s Angels. In the first decade of the ... More


Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

Constance Valis Hill

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195390827
eISBN:
9780199863563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390827.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This is the first comprehensive, fully documented, intercultural history of tap dance, a uniquely American art form, that explores all aspects of the intricate musical and social exchange that ... More


Simply Full of Jazz: (Twenties)

Constance Valis Hill

in Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195390827
eISBN:
9780199863563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390827.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This chapter begins with the “Jimtown Fisticuffs” challenge dance between Flournoy E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles in the 1921 Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle black musical comedy Shuffle Along, which ... More


Two-step, Nerve-tap, Tanglefoot: Tapdance Typologies in Cinema

Steven Connor

in Sounding Modernism: Rhythm and Sonic Mediation in Modern Literature and Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474416368
eISBN:
9781474434591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416368.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Tap dance reminds cinema of its origins in the turn-of-the-century vernacular of vaudeville, circus, carnival and other diffuse kinds of attractions and spectacles. In fact one can make out, in the ... More


Tappin’ Jazz Lines

Ray Miller

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Dance

Tap dance is a twentieth-century American art form that has strong roots in popular theater dance forms of the nineteenth century and is continuing to reinvent itself in new and interesting ways in ... More


Tapping the Ivories: Jazz and Tap Dance in Jelly’s Last Jam (1992)

Kathryn Edney

in Gestures of Music Theater: The Performativity of Song and Dance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199997152
eISBN:
9780199348572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997152.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular, Dance

George C. Wolfe’s Jelly’s Last Jam (1992)—a stylized musical biography of the jazz composer and pianist Jelly Roll Morton—combines jazz music and tap dance to reflect on the place of African ... More


Music Makes Me: Fred Astaire and Jazz

Todd Decker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268883
eISBN:
9780520950061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268883.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Fred Astaire: one of the great jazz artists of the twentieth century? Astaire is best known for his brilliant dancing in the movie musicals of the 1930s, but this book argues that his work as a ... More


“Stealing Steps” and Signature Moves: Alternative Systems of Copyright

Anthea Kraut

in Choreographing Copyright: Race, Gender, and Intellectual Property Rights in American Dance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199360369
eISBN:
9780199360390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360369.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter asks how notions of property infused the practices of African American vernacular dancers in the 1930s and 1940s. While a number of scholars have argued that Western ideas of singular ... More


Nostalgia and All That Jazz: 1964–1979

Constance Valis Hill

in Brotherhood in Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers, 20th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197523971
eISBN:
9780197524008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197523971.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This chapter opens with the performative reunion of the Nicholas Brothers on Hollywood Palace on July 31, 1964; returns to the years 1958–1964, when the brothers navigated separate careers (with ... More


Resurgence: 1980–1989

Constance Valis Hill

in Brotherhood in Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers, 20th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197523971
eISBN:
9780197524008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197523971.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This chapter begins with the challenge dance scene in the 1989 movie Tap!, starring Gregory Hines; the scene includes seventy-four-year-old Henry LeTang, seventy-two-year-old Howard “Sandman” Sims, ... More


Performing Energy: American Rhythm Dancing and the Articulation of the Inarticulate

Billy Siegenfeld

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0032
Subject:
Music, Dance

Dancing expressed from a core of rhythmically articulated, intensity-infused energy is the hallmark of African-American-originated dance. Forms driven by strongly rhythmic body-dynamics are aesthetic ... More


Brotherhood in Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers, 20th Anniversary Edition

Constance Valis Hill

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197523971
eISBN:
9780197524008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197523971.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This portrait of the Nicholas Brothers, Fayard and Harold, two of the most explosive dancers of the twentieth century, who refined a centuries-old tradition of percussive dance into the rhythmic ... More


Double Feature

Kevin Winkler

in Everything is Choreography: The Musical Theater of Tommy Tune

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780190090739
eISBN:
9780190090760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090739.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine was a tiny jewel box of a musical revue, with a cast of just eight versatile performers, that established Tommy Tune as a director-choreographer of the first ... More


Ray Bolger: More than a Scarecrow

Holly Van Leuven

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190639044
eISBN:
9780190639075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190639044.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Ray Bolger: More Than a Scarecrow is the first book-length biography of the American eccentric dancer and popular culture figure, best known for his role in the 1939 film musical The Wizard of Oz. ... More


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