No Maps on My Taps / About Tap
George T. Nierenberg, US, 1979, 56 min.
At a time when tap dancing’s popularity was on the wane George T. Nierenberg crafted an exhilarating documentary that, along with the skyrocketing success of Gregory Hines, brought the art form to a new audience. Featuring music by Lionel Hampton and the dance artistry of Bunny Briggs, Chuck Green, and Harold “Sandman” Sims No Maps on My Taps showed on multiple television outlets in the US and abroad and screened in theaters and college campuses. The three veteran tap dancers performed live with the film all over the world (sometimes leading tap dance parades throughout the towns). Tap dancing gained a huge multitude of new fans and inspired thousands of young dancers to put on tap shoes.
George T. Nierenberg, US, 1985, 23 min.
George Nierenberg's brilliant and blissful follow up to No Maps on my Taps is introduced by Gregory Hines, who shares his childhood memories of watching and imitating the tap dance greats at the Apollo Theater. About Tap features stylistic performances and recollections by three of America’s leading male tap dancers: Steve Condos, Jimmy Slyde and Chuck Green.