WorldCat Identities

Coles, Honi 1911-1992

Overview
Works: 87 works in 134 publications in 3 languages and 2,405 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Romance films  Dance films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Internet videos  Biography  Documentary films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Dancer, Interviewee, Author, Choreographer, Composer, Singer, Depicted, Honoree, Musician
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Honi Coles
Dirty dancing by Emile Ardolino( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While vacationing in the Catskills with her family, Baby becomes romantically invloved with a dance instructor while helping his partner
Tap dancing for beginners by Henry Le Tang( Visual )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Le Tang teaches tap dancing fundamentals for beginners. Features Honi Coles as guest artist
The legends of tap( Visual )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1 documents a 1974 lecture/demonstration given by members of the Copasetic Club (a club created in 1949 in memory of the great tap dancer, Bill "BoJangles" Robinson). The dancers give the history of Time Steps and demonstrate their own versions of classic moves. They perform the Old Soft Shoe along with a number of brilliant and virtuosic solos
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
Talk & taps with "Honi" Coles( Visual )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dance on with Bille Mahoney : Charles 'Honi' Coles( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tap dance artist Honi Coles reminisces about his youth, and the origins of his famous nickname "Honi." Although he never attended formal dance classes, he regularly tapped on Philadelphia street corners with his friends. Later, he competed in the local theater on amateur nights. His first professional experience was with the Three Millers, who performed at Lafayette Theatre in New York City. He discusses the high-quality, "class-acts" of his own performances; the importance of "classy" costuming, promptness, and discipline; partnership with Cab Calloway; his later association with Cholly Atkins (from 1947-1960); his work in numerous Broadway Theaters; from 1960-1976, production manager for the Apollo Theater; presenting master classes in schools and museums
Sophie Maslow interview( Visual )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poem is a modern dance based on Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poem, "Autobiography", choreographed by Sophie Maslow to music by Duke Ellington. Participants are Morrie Pierce (reading poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti), Sophie Maslow (choreographer), Herbert Lovell (drummer), Julie Arenal, William Dugan, Stanley Berke, Haruki Fujimoto, Carol Fried (dancers). In conversation Maslow emphasizes how her choreography is particularly concerned with the modern American dance idiom. She discusses the roots of contemporary dance and introduces her dance, in four movements. The setting is a cafe called Mike's Coffeehouse in time present . "Poem" is interwoven with group dancing, one duet and three solos, "the making of one American young man and poet."
Honi Coles & Cholly Atkins : over the top to bebop( Visual )

5 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program offers a tap dance demonstration by Charles 'Honi' Coles and Cholly Atkins and performance clips that illustrate the evolution of tap dance from buck-and-wing to slow drag. The program also features a conversation among Coles, Atkins, and dance author and archivist Marshall Stearns. Black & white
Dance on with Billie Mahoney( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tap dance artist Honi Coles reminisces about his youth, and the origins of his famous nickname "Honi." Although he never attended formal dance classes, he regularly tapped on Philadelphia street corners with his friends. Later, he competed in the local theatre on amateur nights. His first professional experience was with the Three Millers, who performed at Lafayette Theatre in New York City. He discusses the high-quality, "class-acts" of his own performances; the importance of "classy" costuming, promptness, and discipline; partnership with Cab Calloway; his later association with Cholly Atkins (from 1947-1960); his work in numerous Broadway Theatres; from 1960-1976, production manager for the Apollo Theatre; presenting master classes in schools and museums
Honi Coles and Cholly Atkins : over the top with bebop( Visual )

in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master tap dancers Atkins and Coles demonstrate various tap dance steps and discuss the evolution and history of tap dancing with emphasis on the contributions of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and John Bubbles. Includes demonstrations of rhythm tap, soft shoe dancing, "wing", "over the top", and "trenches" tap
My one and only : original cast recording by George Gershwin( Recording )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dance to the music by Willem Alkema( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates the dynamic relationship between dance and music in African and Afro-American culture. Shows the retention of African movements in Afro-American dance forms, and important styles and innovators in the development of Afro-American dance. Features Rod Rodgers and his dance troupe and Honi Coles
Dirty dancing ; Dirty dancing : Havana nights( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dirty dancing: While vacationing in the Catskills with her family, Baby becomes romantically invloved with a dance instructor while helping his partner. Dirty dancing : Havana nights: Katey Miller moves to Havana with her parents, and they expect her to associate with only the other posh Americans living there. She goes against everything when she falls in love with the pool boy that teaches her the art of Cuban dancing
Mr Bojangles' memory, Og son of fire by Robert Wilson( Visual )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A voyage into the memory of Mr. Bojangles, the celebrated tap dancer at New York's Cotton Club during the 1920's. The elegant Mr. Bojangles is played by Charles 'Honi' Coles, one of the last representatives of this storied school of dance. Og is a prehistoric caveman, a comic-strip hero. The meeting between these two poetic symbols forms the heart of this video"--Program of 23rd International Festival of Films on Art
Over the top be-bop : Honi Coles and Cholly Atkins( Visual )

2 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of tap dancing, its history, development and key figures by James Macandrew and Marshall Stearns, featuring Coles and Atkins, class tap dancing act, performing tap dancing at its best. Honi Coles and Cholly Atkins join the discussion and also perform routines by Bill (Bojangles) Robinson's and John Bubbles', in addition to their own routines. They demonstrate numerous steps including the time step and variations, the wing and variations, the over the top and trenches steps. Time did not permit discussion of bebop mentioned in program title
The legends of tap. Honie Coles, Cookie Cook, Bubba Gaines lecture/ demonstrations, 1974( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1974 lecture/demonstration given by members of the Copasetic Club (a club created in 1949 in memory of the great tap dancer, Bill "BoJangles" Robinson). The dancers give the history of Time Steps and demonstrate their own versions of classic moves. They perform the Old Soft Shoe along with a number of brilliant and virtuosic solos
Honi Coles and Cholly Atkins : 1964( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion of tap dancing by James Macandrew and marshall Stearns, later joined by Honi Coles and Cholly Atkins. Coles and Atkins dance one of Bill Robinson's and one of John Bubbles' routines as well as several of their own. They also demonstrate the time step and variations, the wing and variations, and the over the top and trenches steps
Honi Coles : the class act of tap( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The life & times of "Hoi" Coles, rare footage with many comments from other great stars."--Container
Great feats of feet : a portrait of the jazz and tap dancer( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history, style and technique of jazz and tap dance in America
Masters & mentors( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a spoken introduction and a dance performance by Charles "Honi" Coles, a slide show of posters depicting dance routines from Hollywood musicals, recreations of dance routines from Hollywood musicals featuring members of the Jazz Tap Ensemble, a spoken introduction and a song and dance performance by Fayard Nicholas, and singing and dancing by Harold Nicholas
 
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Alternative Names
Charles Coles Amerikaanse danser en choreograaf

Charles Coles pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Charles Coles usona dancisto

Charles Honi Coles US-amerikanischer Tänzer und Choreograf

Charres Coles

Coles Charles 1911-1992

Coles, Charles Honi

Coles Charles Honi 1911-1992

Coles, "Honi" Charles 1911-1992

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