Tap Roots: The Early History of Tap Dancing

Tap Roots: The Early History of Tap Dancing

by Mark Knowles
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786412674

ISBN-13: 9780786412679

Pub. Date: 05/20/2002

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Tracing the development of tap dancing from ancient India to the Broadway stage in 1903, when the word "Tap" was first used in publicity to describe this new American style of dance, this text separates the cultural, societal and historical events that influenced the development of Tap dancing.

Section One covers primary influences such as Irish step dancing,

Overview

Tracing the development of tap dancing from ancient India to the Broadway stage in 1903, when the word "Tap" was first used in publicity to describe this new American style of dance, this text separates the cultural, societal and historical events that influenced the development of Tap dancing.

Section One covers primary influences such as Irish step dancing, English clog dancing and African dancing. Section Two covers theatrical influences (early theatrical developments, "Daddy" Rice, the Virginia Minstrels) and Section Three covers various other influences (Native American, German and Shaker). Also included are accounts of the people present at tap's inception and how various styles of dance were mixed to create a new art form.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786412679
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/20/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
283
Sales rank:
1,119,271
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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