|Statement||presented by John Drummond.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||1 videocassette (55 min)|
|Number of Pages||55|
Accompanying No Maps on My Taps is a half-hour film called About Tap where we meet other masters of Terpsichore: Jimmy Slyde, the incredible Steve Condos, and the man who carried on their tradition, the late, great Gregory Hines. It is a fitting sidebar to the main attraction and another reminder of an art form that was too often taken for granted. The legendary American art form of tap dance almost fell out of favor completely in the last half of the 20th century—until it was resurrected by talents like the dancers Gregory Hines and past Wex visitor Savion Glover, and filmmaker George Nierenberg, creator of the documentary No Maps on My Taps and the Hines-centered short About Tap. When No Maps on My Taps was first released in , it looked like tap was finished, overtaken by Bob Fosse–style Broadway choreography and the cultural shift toward rock music. But the film helped spur a revival, and soon its stars were jauntily performing for new fans all over the world. NO MAPS ON MY TAPS is just one of many such films. THE MAKING OF NO MAPS ON MY TAPS After spending a year among the dancers, Nierenberg decided to focus on three — Sandman Sims, Chuck Green, and Bunny Briggs - whose life stories would illuminate the connections Books: What the Eye Hears, by Brian Seibert Tap! The Greatest Tap Dance Stars.
Directed by George T. Nierenberg, Lynn Rogoff. With Howard 'Sandman' Sims, Lionel Hampton, Chuck Green, Bunny Briggs. Documentary about old time tap dancers. Three aging but still-limber tap dancers show youngsters where it's at in George T. Nierenberg's loving documentary No Maps on My Taps. Released in , Author: THR Staff. Bernard “Bunny” Briggs was born in in the heart of Harlem, NYC: “a swingin’ area, I’ll tell you that.” According to Briggs, he was born dancing. In his interview with Rusty Frank for the book Tap! The Greatest Tap Dance Stars and Their Stories, he says: “When I finally faced the world my [ ]. saw the release of No Maps on My Taps, which featured Sims facing off against fellow tap stars Chuck Green—who had served as Sims's mentor during his early years in New York—and Bunny Briggs, in a three-way dance challenge. The documentary also reunited him with bandleader Lionel Hampton, whom he had toured with in years past.
Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements No Maps On My Taps. , George T. Nierenberg, USA, 59 min. Show Times. Fri, Sep 1st pm; Fri, Sep 1st pm; Sat, Sep. Forget Fred and Ginger! The tap legends in George T. Nierenberg’s jubilant pair of documentaries will make both dance enthusiasts and skeptics see the form in an entirely new light. In Nierenberg’s first film, ’s No Maps on My Taps, aging hoofer Bunny Briggs wonders aloud whether the art of tap would ever return to what it once was. Little did he know that tap was on the brink of. NO MAPS ON MY TAPS, George Nierenberg’s Emmy-winning film on jazz tap dancing, received a theatrical release before airing on PBS, cable and international television. At a time when tap dancers had begun to mourn the demise of their beloved art form, jazz tap dancing, NO MAPS ON MY TAPS sparked a resurgence of interest from the general public. • Tap on any place on the map to see info about it. • Then click on the arrow sign near the name • Go the Place Page to get more details about this place. Place Page Long tap coordinates to copy them Pointer and distance from current location to the selected place are.