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By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Marion Coles

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Title
By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Marion Coles
Names
Gaines, Bubba (Teacher)
Coles, Marion (Teacher)
Goldberg, Jane, 1948- (Interviewer)
Mousouris, Melinda (Interviewer)
Ramirez, Ram, 1913- (Instrumentalist)
Changing Times Tap Dancing Company (Presenter)
Coles, Marion (Interviewee)
Collection

Jane Goldberg Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1980-10-15
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7505
Topics
Tap dancing
Tap dancing -- Study and teaching
Dance
Dancers -- Economic conditions
Genres
Documentary films
Filmed dance
Interviews
Motion pictures
Notes
Content: Title provided by Jane Goldberg.
Content: For the completed documentary on this workshop, see *MGZIC 9-5600 By word of foot I.
Performers: Pianist: Ram Ramirez.
Venue: Videotaped at the Village Gate, New York, on October 15, 1980.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (19 min., 43 sec.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Description
Part of the documentation of the week-long tap dancing workshop By word of foot I, presented by the Changing Times Tap Dancing Company on October 13-18, 1980. This tape opens with very brief footage of a class by Leslie "Bubba" Gaines, probably concluding the session begun on *MGZIC 9-5737. The remainder of the tape shows Marion Coles's 1:30PM class, in which she demonstrates and teaches a swing tap routine, then continues her discussion of the chorus line at the Apollo Theater. She talks about working on the circuits with the big bands, the dancers' working conditions, how a dancer moved from the chorus to a soloist's position, the fact that women were barred from the Hoofers' Club, and other topics. The conclusion of this session (ca. 2 1/2 min.) appears on *MGZIC 9-5734.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY98-F3105
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13873408
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 233499a0-9a1d-0138-1a7e-2524b3bd6fe8
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  • 1980: Created
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Marion Coles" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1980. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d6400ad7-1eb7-4e35-a142-d6e045fa59e9

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Marion Coles" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 29, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d6400ad7-1eb7-4e35-a142-d6e045fa59e9

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1980). By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Marion Coles Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d6400ad7-1eb7-4e35-a142-d6e045fa59e9

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By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Marion Coles