Tap shoes with the words "rhythm" and "nonstop" printed on them

Institute for the Rhythmic Arts in American Tap, courtesy of Mark Wilkinson


American Tap

Sunday, August 25, 5:30 pm

About the Program

LA premiere! Trace the history of tap dancing from its origins through its evolution to today. A uniquely American story, the documentary American Tap illustrates the vibrant and powerful nature of our cultural melting pot.

Featuring performance footage described as “dazzling” by the Hollywood Reporter, the film also includes interviews with esteemed dancers and choreographers, including Dulé Hill, Debbie Allen, Maurice Hines, Ayodele Casel, and more. Directed by Mark Wilkinson. (2018, 90 min. No MPAA rating.)

“This fascinating doc will get your toes tapping.”—Hollywood Reporter

After the screening, enjoy a Q&A with director Mark Wilkinson, featured subjects Ayodele Casel and Jason Samuels Smith, and special guests to be announced.

Arrive early to view the exhibitions! Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich and Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite will be open to ticketholders before the screening until 5:30 pm. Cocktails and light fare are available for purchase.

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Watch the trailer for American Tap.