Dance on: Klaus Bleis

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Bleis, Klaus (Interviewee)
Mahoney, Billie (Producer)
Dance Films Association (Producer)
Mahoney, Billie (Interviewer)

Dance On Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1994-05-23
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 4998
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5553 (former)
Lyons, Carnell
Tap dancing
Dance -- Germany -- 20th century
Creation/production credits: produced by Billie Mahoney in association with Dance Films Association.
Content: Date provided by Billie Mahoney.
Venue: Videotaped for the public access cable television program Dance on: With Billie Mahoney in Kansas City, Mo., on May 23, 1994 ; produced through the facilities of American Cablevision of Kansas City, Inc.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (29 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Klaus Bleis, a German tap dancer, teacher, and choreographer, discusses his research for a forthcoming book on Carnell Lyons, a tap dancer from Kansas City, Mo., who eventually settled in Berlin. He relates his findings on Lyons's career in the U.S. and Europe, notes Lyons's invention of the paddle and roll, and discusses his observations of Lyons as a teacher. He also discusses his own professional career in Germany, particularly with the Shim Sham Tap Dance Trio, and the general state of tap dancing in Germany.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13721511
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c07a0510-2d73-0137-3147-3ddade9bc944
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance on: Klaus Bleis" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1994.

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Dance on: Klaus Bleis