The VanTap Summit is a gathering of researchers and artists (sometimes both at the same time) aimed at presenting knowledge that is being cultivated in academia alongside the tap dance community’s oral history.
The entire SUMMIT is FREE!
Check out the complete list of sessions, topics, and speakers below.
- Opening and Welcome – Hosted by Andrew Nemr
- Brenna Langille – Discovering the Hidden Influencers of Jazz: The Process Behind Researching Eddie Brown’s BS Chorus
- Danny Nielsen – Oral History
- Thelma Goldberg – Tap Dance in the Private Sector Dance Studio
- Cassie Mey – Rhythmic Legacies: Voices from the Tap Oral History Project at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
- Michela Marino Lerman – Oral History
- Jess Murray – Improvisation by Design: Insights from Tap Dance Creative Processes.
- Carolyn Hebert – Opening, Grooving, Connecting: Experiencing Flow in Improvisational Tap Dance
Session 8 – New Voices
The New Voices series highlights voices from younger researchers in high school and undergraduate programs.
- Naomi Cassel – Maxie Ford: The Man Behind the Step
- Claudia Chamzuk – Has the Influence of Contemporary Culture Had a Lasting Negative Impact on the Integrity of Tap Dance as a Traditional Art Form?
- Annette Walker – Tap Dance Stories: Remembering Bebop, Jazz Hoofer, Will Gaines
** Summit Schedule it Subject to Change **