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Porter, Van

Overview
Works: 12 works in 14 publications in 2 languages and 214 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama  History  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Filmed dance 
Roles: Dancer, Interviewee
Classifications: GV1785.B37, 792.78092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Van Porter
 
Most widely held works by Van Porter
The dancing man : Peg Leg Bates( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the life and work of tap dancer Peg Leg Bates, much of it told in his own words. Profusely illustrated with b & w archival footage, including many scenes of Bates dancing at different times of his life onstage, in films, and on television. Bates' performing career is complemented by his work as the owner and operator of a resort in the Catskills, which welcomed blacks in the years before integration. Interviewees Gregory Hines, Ruth Brown, Honi Coles, Buster Brown, Percy Sutton (owner of the Apollo Theater), Lon Chaney, Chuck Green, Van Porter, and Ted Levy offer insights into Bates' dancing, the difficulties faced by black performers during his early career, and the impact of his success as a black performer and resort owner
[Jimmy Slyde at Le Cave]( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weekly tap-jam session hosted by Jimmy Slyde at the New York jazz club, Le Cave
[Jimmy Slyde at Le Cave, 1993]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Weekly tap-jam session hosted by Jimmy Slyde at the New York jazz club, Le Cave
Tap City gala( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

First part of a gala presented as part of a weeklong festival of tap dance classes and performances. This performance includes tributes to tap dancing stars Donald O'Connor, Ann Miller, and Gregory Hines. The celebration continued in the upstairs Tap Lounge; see *MGZIDVD 5-139 Tap City gala. Act Two (Tap Lounge)
The Robert L. Reed Tap Heritage Institute Inc. presents the 6th Annual St. Louis Tap Festival( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Juba! : Masters of tap and percussive dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Juba! Masters of Tap & Percussive Dance captures the dynamic renaissance of tap as seen and performed by some of the world's greatest living dancers. Filmed at the Chicago Human Rhythm Project's eighth annual Festival of Tap and Percussive Dance, Juba! combines explosive dance performances with exquisite documentary footage in a stunning hour-long portrait of the tap dance resurgence in contemporary American culture. The documentary includes in-depth interviews with performers and behind-the-scenes footage of the dance workshops and rehearsals from the July 1998 festival. Classroom sessions led by tap masters drew students and enthusiasts from all over the world to the two-week celebration of dance. Evening performances displayed the virtuosity of the artists-in-residence, accompanied by the innovative music of the Rich Fudoli Quartet. Interviews with and performances by leading figures in the tap world include Chicago Human Rhythm Project's Founder and Artistic Director Lane Alexander, Van "The Man" Porter of Riverdance fame, Mark Mendonca of Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, Dianne "Lady Di" Walker, Sam Weber, Ernest "Brownie" Brown, Michael "Shoehorn" Conley, Barbara Duffy, Reggio "The Hoofer" McLaughlin, the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble, Rhythm I.S.S., Linda Sohl-Donnell, Prince Spencer, and Fred Strickler"--ITVS Website
Black & blue( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A talented, but troubled, 18 year old is forced by circumstances beyond her control to live on the streets of Los Angeles. Befriended by a group of young runaways and an aging blues artist looking for his own redemption, they survive by playing music on the Venice Beach boardwalk. She learns that love can be found in the most unexpected places and sometimes life isn't black and white, it's black and blue
Black and blue( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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