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ERIC Number: ED407293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1075-0029
Stepping in Time.
Works in Progress, v8 n2 Feb 1994
This special commemorative theme issue features a Philadelphia Folklore Project that sought to encourage a wider discussion about art and the politics of culture; to document and explore the history of a significant folk art form--in this case, tap dancing--from the perspective of the generation of African American women and men who "came up" in the 1920s-40s; and to create a forum for presentation and discussion of these issues. Following an introduction and a section titled "Performers' biographies," seven essays present in-depth testimonies from the artists as they trace Philadelphia vernacular tap traditions and discuss aesthetics of the art as well as the range of customs and performances. Featured artists include Hortense Allen Jordan, Libby Spencer, Edith Hunt, Henry Meadows, and Tommy Jordan. (DQE)
Philadelphia Folklore Project, 719 Catharine St., Philadelphia, PA 19147.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Folklore Project, PA.