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Dance Documentary Films in the Leavey Library: Dance Styles

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About Tap
"Gregory Hines along with some other veteran dancers talks about tap dancing."

Alive and Kicking
"Explores the dynamic world and cathartic power of swing dance, from its historic origins to its impact on today. Boiled down to its core, swing dancing is about the pursuit of happiness. The film follows several swing dancers as they find joy through dance."

Buenos Aires: The Tango, One Hundred Years
"Recounts the history, famous composers, and typical themes of the tango, a song form originating in the city of Buenos Aires. Eleven tangos are sung by contemporary performers."

Flex is Kings
"Follows the struggles of several young male dancers who practice flex, or flexing, an intensely emotional and acrobatic street-dance style originating in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn, as they exert a positive force in a community challenged by poverty, crime, and violence."

Sobre las olas: A Story of Flamenco in the U.S.
"For over a hundred years, the art of flamenco has been crossing the ocean into distant places. Many have fallen in love with the deep song, the cry, the rhythm. Over the Waves explores the tradition of flamenco art in the U.S.: its origins, protagonists, and its identity as a nomadic and hybrid art form. Focusing on the most important flamenco artists living in the United States, the documentary offers a unique look at their creative process."

Tango's Revenge
"Documentary on the changing sound of tango music in Argentina. Features music and commentary by members of the bands Astillero, Vice Versa, Amores Tangos, and Orquesta Típica Andariega."

Tap Dance History:  From Vaudeville to Film
"A collection of rarely seen original film footage from soundies and short films of the 1930s and 1940s."






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