The final installment of this summer’s Lassalle Dance Lecture series will feature a screening of the documentary film American Tap.
American Tap is an international documentary film sensation. Since its debut as the opening night film at the world’s oldest, most prestigious dance film festival at Lincoln Center in NYC, it has already been translated into five languages. Tracing tap from its origins to the current form, the film illustrates the vibrant nature of our cultural melting pot. The cast is practically a Who’s Who in American tap Dance, and the film has been deemed a must see by The Hollywood Reporter and dance fans everywhere.
“As we dig into the heritage of American tap dancing, we discover that elements of our history which have the potential to tear us apart – the stigma of slavery and the friction caused by immigration – are the same forces which bind us together and fuel our dynamic society. This shared experience is the cultural fire that forged the art form of tap dancing.
This screening is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Library’s lower level meeting room.