American Tap Dance Foundation’s First Friday Film Festival, “TAP ELLINGTON”
The second installment of the American Tap Dance Foundation’s First Friday Film Series, TAP ELLINGTON, will be shown in-studio & live streamed. The in-studio showing has suggested donation of $5.00, the live stream is FREE at https://youtu.be/z11E-lQg5eI. First presented in July, 2017 at Jazz at Lincoln Center, “Tap Ellington” is a musical celebration of the man’s life, music and legacy of introducing, promoting & presenting tap dancers to audiences worldwide. MERCEDES ELLINGTON, granddaughter of the jazz great and CEO/Artistic Director of the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts, will be the evening’s special guest. Ms. Ellington will participate in an open discussion following the screening, hosted by Tony Waag, ATDF Executive Director. The film features the Duke Ellington Center Big Band conducted by Eli Yamin with tap dance performances by emerging raw talent, contemporary soloists and leading tap masters including Brenda Bufalino, Ayodele Casel, Mercedes Ellington, Sarah Reich, Caleb Teicher, Sam Weber, Jossette, Joseph Wiggan and others.