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By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Bunny Briggs

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Title
By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Bunny Briggs
Names
Briggs, Bunny (Teacher)
Briggs, Bunny (Interviewee)
Ramirez, Ram, 1913- (Musician)
Goldberg, Jane, 1948- (Interviewer)
Changing Times Tap Dancing Company (Presenter)
Collection

Jane Goldberg Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1980-10-15
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7500
Topics
Tap dancing
Tap dancing -- Study and teaching
Dance
Genres
Documentary films
Notes
Content: Title provided by Jane Goldberg.
Content: Temporary loss of audio at ca. 3 min. into tape.
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) (20 min., 11 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. Beginning of a class taught by Bunny Briggs. In the opening interview, he recalls the experience of working with Duke Ellington on a sacred concert including the song "David danced before the Lord." Eulogizing Baby Laurence (Laurence Donald Jackson) as "the greatest tap dancer that ever lived," he describes his special qualities and style, and his role as an innovator who showed the way for other dancers. He also discusses dancers Walter Green, known for his "cramping", and Teddy Hale, and demonstrates their specialties. Briggs then demonstrates to the music of "I got rhythm," and teaches various routines. Gregory Hines is among the participants in this class. This session continues on *MGZIC 9-5731.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY98-F3110
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13873413
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0e4eaa90-9a1d-0138-7deb-049651582860
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 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, Bunny Briggs" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1980. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/61f3a53a-b169-4b8c-88a0-e43c28e527dd

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Bunny Briggs" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 3, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/61f3a53a-b169-4b8c-88a0-e43c28e527dd

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1980). By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Bunny Briggs Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/61f3a53a-b169-4b8c-88a0-e43c28e527dd

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By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Bunny Briggs