No Maps on My Taps

“Their story is poignant, their dexterity poetic.” (Time)

The living legacy of tap jumps off the screen in this landmark documentary featuring three masters of the dance—Bunny Briggs, Chuck Green, and Harold “Sandman” Sims—and jazz legend Lionel Hampton on vibes. When No Maps on My Taps was first released in 1979, 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 and its companion short, About Tap, have been beautifully restored—giving the veteran tappers’ expert hoofing a vibrant immediacy.

Screening with About Tap

In 1978, 33-year-old Gregory Hines became an overnight sensation with his Tony-nominated performance in the Broadway musical Eubie! This sensational short takes Hines back to his early days at the Apollo Theater, where his elders guided him in the discovery of a cool tap style all his own.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Times: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Ticket pricing:

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- $8 (members)
- $13 (nonmembers)

Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
Presenter Phone: 9147475555
Presenter Website: https://burnsfilmcenter.org/

Sponsor Message

This series is made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor.