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Tap Dance in Animation

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on 3 December 2012

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Transcript of Tap Dance in Animation

A Brief History Tap Dance
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Animation Tap dance has roots in African American dancing such as the Juba Dance, English Lancashire Clog dancing, and probably most notably Irish stepdancing. It is believed to have begun in the mid-1800s during the rise of minstrel shows. As the minstrel shows began to decline in popularity, tap dance moved to the increasingly popular Vaudeville stage. During the 1930s tap dance mixed with Lindy Hop. "Flying swing outs" and "flying circles" are Lindy Hop moves with tap footwork. In the 1950s, the style of entertainment changed. Jazz music and tap dance declined, while rock and roll and pop music and the new jazz dance emerged. What is now called jazz dance evolved out of tap dance, so both dances have many moves in common. But jazz evolved separately from tap dance to become a new form in its own right. No Maps on My Taps, the Emmy award winning PBS documentary of 1979, helped begin the recent revival of tap dance. The outstanding success of the animated film, Happy Feet, has further reinforced the popular appeal. Films with Tap Flying Down to Rio (1933)
Footlight Parade (1933)
The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Roberta (1935)
The Little Colonel (1935)
The Littlest Rebel (1935)
Hooray For Love (1935)
Top Hat (1935)
Follow The Fleet (1936)
Swing Time (1936)
Broadway Melody of (1936)
Stage Door (1937)
Shall We Dance (1937)
Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
Just Around The Corner (1938)
Carefree (1938)
Broadway Melody of (1938) Motion Capture/Tracking Motion capture is the process of recording the movement of objects or people. It refers to recording actions of human actors, and using that information to animate digital character models in 2D or 3D computer animation. When it includes face and fingers or captures subtle expressions, it is often referred to as performance capture. In many fields, motion capture is sometimes called motion tracking, but in filmmaking and games, motion tracking more usually refers to match moving. In motion capture sessions, movements of one or more actors are sampled many times per second, early techniques used images from multiple cameras and calculate 3D positions, motion capture often records only the movements of the actor, not his or her visual appearance. Broadway Melody of (1940)
Pardon My Sarong (1942)
Holiday Inn (1942)
Stormy Weather (1943)
Night and Day (1946)
On The Town (1949)
The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)
American In Paris (1951)
Royal Wedding (1951)
Singin' In The Rain (1952)
Band Wagon (1953)
White Christmas (1954)
Brigadoon (1954)
It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
Daddy Long Legs (1955)
All That Jazz (1979)
Pennies From Heaven (1981)
The Cotton Club (1984) White Nights (1985)
Tap (1989)
Stepping Out (1991)
Bamboozled (2002)
Bojangles (2002)
Happy Feet (2006) May 25th
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson birthday
November 8th, 1989 - George H. W. Bush National Tap Dance Day
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