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American Tap Dance Orchestra: American Landscape, Part 1 of 2
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directed by Tony Waag, 1957-; choreographed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; designed by Jeff Fontaine, 1974-; performed by Pat Tortorici, fl. 1994, Frank Kimbrough, 1956-, Joe Fonda, 1954-, Brenda Bufalino, 1937-, Tony Waag, 1957- and Olivia Rosenkrantz, 1968-, American Tap Dance Orchestra (American Tap Dance Foundation), 48 mins
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 th...
directed by Tony Waag, 1957-; choreographed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; designed by Jeff Fontaine, 1974-; performed by Pat Tortorici, fl. 1994, Frank Kimbrough, 1956-, Joe Fonda, 1954-, Brenda Bufalino, 1937-, Tony Waag, 1957- and Olivia Rosenkrantz, 1968-, American Tap Dance Orchestra (American Tap Dance Foundation), 48 mins
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American Tap Dance Orchestra: American Landscape, Part 2 of 2
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directed by Tony Waag, 1957-; choreographed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; designed by Jeff Fontaine, 1974-; performed by Pat Tortorici, fl. 1994, Frank Kimbrough, 1956-, Joe Fonda, 1954- and Brenda Bufalino, 1937-, American Tap Dance Orchestra (American Tap Dance Foundation), 45 mins
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.
directed by Tony Waag, 1957-; choreographed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; designed by Jeff Fontaine, 1974-; performed by Pat Tortorici, fl. 1994, Frank Kimbrough, 1956-, Joe Fonda, 1954- and Brenda Bufalino, 1937-, American Tap Dance Orchestra (American Tap Dance Foundation), 45 mins
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choreographed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; performed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937- (New York, NY: American Tap Dance Foundation), 14 mins
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...
choreographed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; performed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937- (New York, NY: American Tap Dance Foundation), 14 mins
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choreographed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; performed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937- (New York, NY: American Tap Dance Foundation), 9 mins
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...
choreographed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; performed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937- (New York, NY: American Tap Dance Foundation), 9 mins
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Someone Stole the Baby: A Documentary
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choreographed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; produced by Susan Applebaum, fl. 1980 and Karmen Jelincic, fl. 1991; performed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937- (American Tap Dance Foundation, 1991), 25 mins
A documentary on Brenda Bufalino and the American Tap Dance Orchestra.
choreographed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; produced by Susan Applebaum, fl. 1980 and Karmen Jelincic, fl. 1991; performed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937- (American Tap Dance Foundation, 1991), 25 mins
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Where the Action Is: Tap Technique, Part 1
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composed by Amy Duncan, fl. 1984; choreographed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; performed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-, American Tap Dance Orchestra (American Tap Dance Foundation, 1995), 59 mins
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", "t...
composed by Amy Duncan, fl. 1984; choreographed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; performed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-, American Tap Dance Orchestra (American Tap Dance Foundation, 1995), 59 mins
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Double Time Series: Intermediate/Advanced Tap Technique
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directed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; choreographed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; produced by David Wallace and Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; performed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937- (American Tap Dance Foundation, 1996), 52 mins
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...
directed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; choreographed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; produced by David Wallace and Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; performed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937- (American Tap Dance Foundation, 1996), 52 mins
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choreographed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; performed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937- (New York, NY: American Tap Dance Foundation), 12 mins
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...
choreographed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; performed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937- (New York, NY: American Tap Dance Foundation), 12 mins
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Tap Intensive: Foundations of Tap Dance, Part 1 ''Vernacular'' & ''Traditional Time Step with Bufalino Breaks''
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directed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; choreographed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; produced by Brenda Bufalino, 1937- and David Wallace; performed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937- (American Tap Dance Foundation, 1994), 56 mins
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 music...
directed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; choreographed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; produced by Brenda Bufalino, 1937- and David Wallace; performed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937- (American Tap Dance Foundation, 1994), 56 mins
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Tapestry
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choreographed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; produced by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; performed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937- and Pat Giordano, fl. 1980 (American Tap Dance Foundation), 26 mins
“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...
choreographed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; produced by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; performed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937- and Pat Giordano, fl. 1980 (American Tap Dance Foundation), 26 mins
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