Thursdays at the Museum: Film - No Maps on My Taps

Documentary, 1979

This nostalgic documentary investigates the history of tap dancing, particularly focusing on the 1930s, when performers became famous for accompanying live jazz music. Viewing the art form from a cultural perspective, the film, which makes extensive use of movie clips and vintage photographs, explores tap dancing in the context of the American -- and most significantly African-American -- heritage. Among the revered dancers featured are Bunny Briggs, Chuck Green and Howard "Sandman" Sims.

Every Thursday at 1 p.m. the Detroit Institute of Arts offers programs for adults 55+. Complimentary transportation to the museum is provided for groups of 25 or more. For more information on Thursdays at the Museum, call 313.833.4005

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