"The Tap", takes place at Yale University circa 1969, during the height of America's cultural and political revolution — a time when the campus is being upended by antiwar protests, race riots and the arrival of its first female students. There, three students struggle to find their true identities, including the ambitious and self-consciously conservative Jay, who desperately aspires to join the powerful secret society of Skull and Bones; Michelle, a strong minded feminist who has difficulty finding her community at the predominantly male institution; and Gloria, a student who'd prefer to focus on her education rather than involve herself in racial politics.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Tap - Tap dance - Netflix
Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. The sound is made by shoes that have a metal “tap” on the heel and toe. There are several major variations on tap dance including: rhythm (jazz) tap. classical tap, Broadway tap and post-modern tap. Broadway tap is rooted in English theatrical tradition and often focuses on formations, choreography and generally less complex rhythms; it is widely performed in musical theater. Rhythm tap focuses on musicality, and practitioners consider themselves to be a part of the jazz tradition. Classical tap has a similarly long tradition which marries European “classical” music with American foot drumming with a wide variation in full-body expression. Post-modern or contemporary tap has emerged over the last three decades to incorporate abstract expression, thematic narrative and technology. There are different brands of shoes which sometimes differ in the way they sound. “Soft-shoe” is a rhythm form of tap dancing that does not require special shoes, and though rhythm is generated by tapping of the feet, it also uses sliding of the feet (even sometimes using scattered sand on the stage to enhance the sound of sliding feet) more often than modern rhythm tap. It preceded what is currently considered to be modern tap, but has since declined in popularity.
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