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American Landscape (Part 1)
$50.00

60 Minutes, DVD Format

Featuring Brenda Bufalino & American Tap Dance Orchestra, the American Landscape is an epic work that uses the sound of taps combined with original scores created by Choreographer Brenda Bufalino. Blended with this organic landscape is the melodic and poetic voice of American composer Hoagy Carmichael. Together they create the rhythmic, tonal and essence vibrations of our mountains, valleys, animals and rivers. The American Landscape was presented by the ATDO on tour from 1991-1993 and received rave reviews across the country and abroad! Part One includes pieces such as "Stardust" and "Skylark" celebrating the land and its habitats, and a quintessential Carmichael suite entitled "Sing Me a Swing Song & Let Me Dance." Also included is the ATDO's classic a capella piece "The Buffalo Suite", and solos by Brenda Bufalino, and ATDO members. Frank Kimbrough on piano, Joe Fonda on bass, and Pat Tortorici on vocals.

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American Landscape (Part 2)
$50.00

60 Minutes, DVD Format

Part Two includes other pieces such as "The Turtle Suite" composed by Ms. Bufalino, Carmichael's classic "Riverboat Shuffle", and numerous solos by individual artists within the company. Frank Kimbrough on piano, Joe Fonda on Bass, and Pat Tortorici on vocals.

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ATDO in Performance
$40.00

45 Minutes,DVD Format

Filmed live in performance at the home of the ATDO: Woodpeckers Tap Dance Center in 1991. Ensemble choreography by Artistic Director Brenda Bufalino, this intimately filmed performance gives the viewer a birds eye view of Bufalino's intricate choreography as well as glimpses of the individual styles of soloists: Neil Applebaum, Barbara Duffy, Margaret Morrison, Robin Tribble & Tony Waag.

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Cantata and the Blues
$50.00

45 Minutes, VHS - NTSC Format

A video portrait of Brenda Bufalino's one women show at the Ballroom - New York City.

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Someone Stole the Baby
$40.00

25 Minutes, DVD Format

A documentary on Brenda Bufalino and the American Tap Dance Orchestra.

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Great Feats of Feet
$80.00

120 Minutes, DVD Format

A classic documentary exploring the tradition of jazz & tap dance, the essence that sets it uniquely apart from other dance forms, featuring The Copasetics. Each featured dancer speaks of his life and his art, revealing creative spirit and individuality that have personified each artistthrough their long careers. A collector's item to be treasured. Filmed in 1975-76.

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Brenda Bufalino's "Double Time Series
For All Levels
$50.00

45 Minutes, DVD Format

This video tape offers over FOUR choruses of double time figures that can be incorporated into compositions, improvisations, or as a dance in themselves. Ms. Bufalino developed this variety of patterns through and beyond the paddle and roll, to include crawls and unusual manipulations that create pictures as well as rhythms. Patterns are broken down carefully to help the dancer develop clear articulations, aswell as speed.

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Brenda Bufalino's "Where the Action Is"
For Advanced Level
$50.00

45 Minutes, DVD Format

Ms. Bufalino demonstrates how to execute taps efficiently and how to create a beautiful clear tone. Taking the action from the hip releases the foot and enables the dancer to develop speed and accuracy in a relaxed fashion. This sets the groove for rhythm tap dancing. Included on the tape are "shuffles scales", "triplet shuffle continuations", break downs for small footwork, the "paddle and roll", three of Bufalino's twelve "double time" figures, and more!

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Brenda Bufalino's "St. Valentine's Day Waltz"
For Intermediate / Advanced
$50.00

45 Minutes, DVD Format

1) There is the tempo, there is the rhythm and there is the groove. The figures for the waltz created during this l997 workshop are expressed at a bright tempo in a syncopated 3/4 rhythm in an African Waltz groove. Patterns are created that may be elongated, separated or repeated to create a complete dance in 3/4 time. (2) The "Bufalino Wing" exercise can be used as a figure in a composition or an exercise that strengthens and lifts the body. The "Bufalino Wing" is a new manipulation to include in the dancers vocabulary, offering a visual as well as rhythmical pattern. (3) The American Tap Dance Orchestra performs "Cool Bird" , a waltz in the same groove and tempo which has been included on the tape. "Cool Bird" was created by Ms. Bufalino for the ATDO in l990. & demonstrates orchestral arrangements with layered rhythms that personify Ms. Bufalino's tap compositions.

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Brenda Bufalino's "Tap Intensive 1"
$40.00

45 Minutes, DVD Format

Vernacular Movement and the Time Step with Variations (1) Dancing the Swing and Charleston without taps sets the body in motion and fills it with rhythm before metal ever hits the floor. (2) the time step is the most familiar figure in tap dance as well as the most misunderstood. Understanding its rhythm and musical structure becomes a foundation as well as a lasting tool in a tap dancer's vocabulary.

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Brenda Bufalino's "Tap Intensive 2"
$40.00

45 Minutes, DVD Format

B.S. Chorus / Old Soft Shoe Chorus (1) A traditional chorus that includes the Bill Robinson Time Step, "Cross" and "Wing" Steps, "Over the Tops", and "Trenches". This flash chorus, though often executed in an offhand manner, includes figures and manipulations which are essential to the creations of period routines. (2) This lovely chorus, though deceptively simple and often executed by Honi Coles & the Copasetics in a comic fashion, is a dance of graceful movement & beautiful rhythmic patterns.

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Brenda Bufalino's "Tap Intensive 3"
$40.00

45 Minutes-DVD Format

Improvisation and Afro-Cuban to Bop (1) Structures and themes for improv; working on a groove, trading eights and scat / talking with your feet. Through improvisation we compose. (2) Afro-Cuban movement working off the Mambo to phrase patterns using the whole body. The Bop tap section builds a long phrase working over the bar with contemporary syncopation and manipulations.

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Legends of Tap
$40.00

35 Minutes, DVD Format

Vintage Lecture Demonstration
Charles "Honi" Coles
Charles "Cookie" Cook
Leslie "Bubba" Gaines

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Two Takes On Tap
$40.00

60 Minutes, DVD Format

This tape presents a video portrait of Brenda Bufalino and Lynn Dally -- virtuosic tap performers, innovative choreographers and pioneering Artistic Directors of the world's two major tap dance concert touring companies: the American Tap Dance Orchestra and the Jazz Tap Ensemble. A combination of interview and dance, it includes performance footage of Bufalino and Dally and also Eddie Brown, Charle "Honi" Coles, ATDO and JTE. Produced & directed by Sharon Arslanian.

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Tony Waag's Tap Basics (Part 1)
For Beginners - Advanced Beginners
$40.00

48 Minutes-DVD Format

This instructional video tape is a perfect refresher course on various basic tap steps, and the use of a general vocabulary for tap dancers. Each step and exercise is broken down and illustrated by Waag while teaching his techniques to a private student. It contains various exercises for general footwork, useful manipulations, and combinations for practicing flaps, shuffles, thirds, heel shuffles, and crawls. It culminates with 2 very concise warm ups, taking the viewer through clearly demonstrated phrases that are easy to follow.

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Tony Waag's Tap Basics (Part 2)
For Advanced Beginners - Intermediates
$40.00

48 Minutes-DVD Format

This instructional video tape continues to explore various uses for shuffles and flaps by incorporating them into longer phrases such as shuffle ball changes, shuffle toe heels, shuffle toe heel steps, shuffle hop steps, hop shuffle steps, and the shuffle-off-to-buffalo. Also included is an in-depth break down of single, double, triple and double triple time steps, & 2 unique double time phrases! Again, each step & exercise is broken down & illustrated by Waag while teaching his techniques to a private student, culminating in 2 more concise warm ups that are easy to follow.

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Talks & Taps

$40.00

50 Minutes

Brenda Bufalino met  Honi in l955 when she studied with him at his Dance Craft Studio in NYC.  She was 17, and though she only studied with him for one year, he remained an influence in her work throughout her own solo and choreographic career.  

Reunited in l973, Brenda filmed Honi and members of the Copasetic club for her award winning documentary “Great Feats of Feet.”. Brenda and Honi continued to partner in duet concerts and collaborated on dance projects until Honi Coles death in l992. In  “Brenda Bufalino…Talks and Taps with Honi Coles”… Brenda interviews Honi in l980, where he  discusses and demonstrates with her , vernacular tap steps and his many contributions  to the art form. In this DVD, Honi’s solo performance is excerpted from their l978 concert…

”Sounds in Motion,” that also includes their danced duets, which he choreographed, as well as their television performance  upon returning from a tour of Europe. This DVD, includes rare, unseen and archival footage, of the tap genius Charles “Honi” Coles, assembled by his dear friend, partner and collaborator Brenda Bufalino.

 

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Tapestry
$40.00

“TAPESTRY’ the ground breaking and classic 30 minute a capella duet choreographed

by Brenda Bufalino  in l980 is performed here with her partner at the time, Pat Giordano.

‘TAPESTRY’ is one of the first extended tap works choreographed for the concert stage. 

It is filled with subtlety, complexity, dynamic changes, innovation and precision. A

danced musical composition as well as choreography.

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The Dorothy Shim Sham

$35.00

1 Hour & 28 Minutes

Instructional DVD, Intermediate Level

Presented by Dorothy Wasserman

A funky variation on the classic dance the Shim Sham Shimmy as seen in the movie TAP with Gregory Hines.

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Rumba Tap BASIC

$35.00

81 Minutes

Instructional DVD

Presented by Max Pollak

No experience necessary, anybody can learn it. Perfect for beginners. RT takes tap and body percussion to a new level of polyrhythmic expression. Easy step-by-step break-down of every exercise, groove, step and break. RT will open your ears to hear more levels and colors in music. Have more energy and focus. RT will relax your body and free up your mind. You can enjoy yourself more while dancing and play more accurately.

This easy step-by-step training method will help you visualize, play and dance rhythms with confidence and accuracy. It is designed to help you express your musical ideas using the world's very first musical instrument, the human body - hands, voice and feet. Each exercise, groove and move is broken down slowly, then practiced as a drill for several minutes along with Max Pollak demonstrating. Each drill can also be used to practice variations and improvisation. Max Pollaks RumbaTap takes body percussion and tap to a whole new level of polyrhythmic expression. Using basic Afro-Cuban principles, it will open your ears to more dimensions and colors in music. Charge your groove with Clave!

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ATDF's Classic Concerts Series

Central Park Summer Stage Series (June 17, 1988)
$30.00

42 Minutes

American Tap Dance Orchestra in performance!

Choreographed & Directed by Brenda Bufalino

As part of the International Festival of The Arts, the ATDO opened this Summer Stage Series at the Naumberg Bandshell in Central Park. The group premiered two new works, "Inspired by Gershwin" and the "All Jazz Suite", which were well received by a large and enthusiastic crowd.


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Sand Dance
$35.00

Instructional DVD

Presented by Guillem Alonso

Guillem Alonso, tap and sand dancer, started learning about sand dancing in New York around 1994 with tap dancers like Heather Cornell, Harriet Brown, and Tony Waag. Later on, in Spain he started developing his own technique by himself, practicing and experimenting, and also getting inspiration from Sandman Sims in the documentary “No Maps on My Taps”.

In this instructional DVD of this captivating style of dance, you can learn the basics to advanced exercises, and steps he uses on stage, including his amazing sand dance performance from the show Tap Olé, with Spanish guitar.


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Tapeando/Tap Ole
$35.00

Tap Olé is a longtime company that has performed throughout the world to great critical and public success, winning awards such as the "Sold Out" at the Edinburgh Festival and the "Audience Award" at the International Festival of Valladolid.

Expanding its formation to 4 dancers and 4 musicians and introducing new works, TAPEANDO is a new show that follows the line of originality fusing tap dance and Spanish guitar. Exploring the endless sound and movement possibilities of this union, tap dance can find a new way to express itself both musically and choreographically, combining the rhythms of Latin, flamenco, jazz and Mediterranean music, in a process of joint creation between dancers and musicians.


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Roxane Butterfly’s Worldbeats

“Journey of the Migrating Sole”

$15.00

Performance/Documentary DVD

Presented by Roxane Butterfly

Flamenco-arab TAP fusion made in Spain with Roxane Butterfly's Worldbeats Spanish cast. Full-length evening concert and documentary behind-the-scene.


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DJELLABA GROOVE

$15.00

Performance/Documentary DVD

Presented by Roxane Butterfly


Flamenco-arab TAP fusion made in New York with Roxane Butterfly's Worldbeats New York cast. Full-length evening concert and on-the-road documentary.


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Josh Hilberman presents Passin’ the Buck & Wing
$40.00

In this two-part instructional DVD for intermediate/advanced tap dancers, choreographer Josh Hilberman celebrates the classic tap style, Buck and Wing. In part one, Hilberman breaks down 8 basic steps passed on to him by his late mentor, vaudevillian Joe “Buck and Wing” Stirling. In the second part, he presents a how-to method for learning the classic flash step and the wing, and offers ten advanced wing combinations. Accompanied by long-time collaborator and tap specialist Paul Arslanian on piano, Hilberman demonstrates and breaks down each step with views from the front, side and back.
85 minutes          


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...No, I said IRRITATING little footwork by Josh Hilberman
$40.00

The tap dance material on this DVD – my own collected little footwork plus a pair of essential exercises from Brenda Bufalino and Paul Draper – has been IRRITATING me in my tap practice for many years. I hope that you will find the material equally IRRITATING, and that if it bothers you enough, you will practice and practice and practice…

 


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Josh Hilberman presents Rhythm Tap Dance Time Steps

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In this timeless DVD, Josh Hilberman breaks down the classic rhythm tap time steps with expertise and grace in one hour and 20 minutes.

 


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Dancing, A Man’s Game

$30.00
In 1958, OMNIBUS, the Golden Age of Television s most distinguished series, commissioned Gene Kelly s fist television special. Written, choreographed, co-directed, and starring the Hollywood legend, DANCING, A MAN'S GAME enlisted some of the top names in sports to illustrate Kelly s message about the masculine grace of dance. Digitally re-mastered from the original 16mm kinescope prints preserved by the Library of Congress, this acclaimed production is available now for the first time since its historic NBC broadcast on December 21, 1958. FEATURING APPEARANCES BY Baseball Star MICKEY MANTLE, Football Quarterback JOHNNY UNITAS, Basketball Hero BOB COUSY, Boxing Champion SUGAR RAY ROBINSON, Olympic Skater DICK BUTTON and Dancing Greats EDWARD VILLELLA and PATRICK ADIARTE.  ALSO INCLUDES: Collectible booklet with analysis by biographer and film historian Patricia Ward Kelly.


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Tap Into Life DVD Level 1: Shim Sham
$49
The Level I DVD provides more than two hours of step-by-step demonstrations of each of the exercises and combinations included in the book, Tap into Life. Two cameras were used to produce multiple angles in a high-definition format. A detailed menu is simple to navigate and allows for quick and easy access to the demonstrations you want to watch, including Stationary and Traveling Rudiments, Ball Changes, Double Heels, Shuffles, Slaps & Flaps, Spanks, Paddle and Rolls, Time Steps and Choreography (Shim Sham).

 

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Tap Into Life DVD Level 2: Coles Stroll

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The Level II DVD provides more than two hours of step-by-step demonstrations of each of the exercises and combinations included in the book, Tap into Life. Two cameras were used to produce multiple angles in a high-definition format. A detailed menu is simple to navigate and allows for quick and easy access to the demonstrations you want to watch, including Stationary and Traveling Rudiments, Ball Changes, Double Heels, Shuffles, Slaps & Flaps, Spanks, Paddle and Rolls, Time Steps and Choreography (The Coles Stroll).

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Tap Into Life DVD Level 3: B.S. Chorus
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The Level III DVD provides 90 minutes of step-by-step demonstrations of each of the exercises and combinations included in the book, Tap into Life. Two cameras were used to produce multiple angles in a high-definition format. A detailed menu is simple to navigate and allows for quick and easy access to the demonstrations you want to watch, including Stationary and Traveling Rudiments, Ball Changes, Double Heels, Shuffles, Slaps & Flaps, Spanks, Paddle and Rolls, Time Steps and Choreography (The B.S. Chorus).

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Thinking on Their Feet - Women of the Tap Renaissance DVD
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In the 1970s and 80s several women dedicated themselves to resurrecting and revolutionizing tap dance. They continue to pioneer the field.

This documentary is directed by Jenail Cutcher and festures Brenda Bufalino, Heather Cornell, Lynn Dally, Anita Feldman, Jane Goldberg, Sarah Petronio and Linda Sohl-Ellison.

55 minutes

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