No Maps on My Taps directed by George T. Nierenberg (USA, 1982, 58 min.). Digital.

About Tap directed by George T. Nierenberg (USA, 1985, 28 min.). Digital.

Tap dancing is one of the great American art forms, an important expression of African American heritage and culture, but it had fallen out of favor by the mid-20th century. The arrival of these documentaries by George T. Nierenberg in the early 1980s catalyzed a revival, relaunching tap’s popularity. Featuring several legends of the form in bravura performances, these films—finally beautifully restored—remain as astonishing and ebullient as ever.

Watch the trailer

Read the New Yorker Review


In This Series

film still no maps on my taps

Film

No Maps on My Taps preceded by About Tap
Friday, November 17, 2017
8:00 pm9:30 pm

Directed by George Nierenberg (USA, 1982/1985, 58/28 min.). Digital.

film still no maps on my taps

Film

No Maps on My Taps preceded by About Tap
Friday, November 24, 2017
6:00 pm7:30 pm

Directed by George Nierenberg (USA, 1982/1985, 58/28 min.). Digital.

film still no maps on my taps

Film

No Maps on My Taps preceded by About Tap
Saturday, November 25, 2017
10:30 am12:00 pm

Directed by George Nierenberg (USA, 1982/1985, 58/28 min.). Digital.

film still no maps on my taps

Film

No Maps on My Taps preceded by About Tap
Sunday, November 26, 2017
11:00 am12:30 pm

Directed by George Nierenberg (USA, 1982/1985, 58/28 min.). Digital.

film still no maps on my taps

Film

No Maps on My Taps preceded by About Tap
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
6:00 pm7:30 pm

Directed by George Nierenberg (USA, 1982/1985, 58/28 min.). Digital.

film still no maps on my taps

Film

No Maps on My Taps preceded by About Tap
Thursday, November 30, 2017
3:30 pm5:00 pm

Directed by George Nierenberg (USA, 1982/1985, 58/28 min.). Digital.