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Follow artist Travis Knights as he takes you on an adventure through time, rhythm, and dance.

The Tap Love Tour Podcast Travis Knights

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Follow artist Travis Knights as he takes you on an adventure through time, rhythm, and dance.

    Episode 91: LaTasha Barnes - The Values of Jazz Culture

    Episode 91: LaTasha Barnes - The Values of Jazz Culture

    This week we are joined by the powerful LaTasha Barnes. She is a dancer, educator, mentor and all around heavy weight in the world of jazz dance. We discuss her new relationship to discipline, the values of jazz culture, and the significance of the names we answer to.

    To connect with LaTasha follow her on instagram: @tasha_b_va

    Supplimental Music:
    I Need You To by TOBE NWIGWE
    Pickin' The Cabbage by Cab Calloway

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 90: Samson Brown - Reconnecting With Ancestors

    Episode 90: Samson Brown - Reconnecting With Ancestors

    This week we are joined by multidisciplinary artist and traditional healer Makhosi Ingwe yaMabala also known as Samson Brown. Samson went viral last year in a touching Gillette commercial where his father guides him through his first shave. Samson Brown is a black trans man. Our conversation is rich and varied food for the soul. This is the first podcast after the murder of George Floyd so my intro is a bit all over the place… sorry, not sorry. I do hope you get something fruitful from it.

    For consultation from traditional healer Makhosi Ingwe yaMabala email: makhosiingwe@gmail.com

    Supplimental Music:
    Anderson Paak - Lockdown
    Victoria Santa Cruz - Me Gritaron Negra

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 89: Chloe Arnold - Two Choices

    Episode 89: Chloe Arnold - Two Choices

    This week we are joined by celebrated tap dancer, choreographer, entrepreneur, philanthropist Chloe Arnold. The founder and artistic director of the tap dance sensation Syncopated Ladies, shares her account of the sharp pivot that saved the DC Tap Festival amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This conversation reminds us that we always have two choices.

    Connect to Chloe and Maud Arnold here: https://www.chloeandmaud.com/

    Supplimental Music:
    Syncopated Ladies + Formation + Beyonce - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5CM89-vOvw

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 88: COVID19 - Global Perspective

    Episode 88: COVID19 - Global Perspective

    This week, we reflect on the wake of COVID-19 among tap dancers and swing dancers around the world. The episode features Maud Arnold (USA), Roxane Butterfly (France), Meghan Gilmore and Anaïs Sékiné (Canada), Mika Komatsu (Japan), Junior Laniyan (Chile), Tasha Lawson (Canada), Ted Louis Levy (USA), Thomas Marek (Austria), Jonas Nermyr (Sweden), Leela Petronio (France), Nico Rubio (USA), Grant Swift (Australia), and Sebastian Weber (Germany)

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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Episode 87: Bamboozled - Reclaiming History

    Episode 87: Bamboozled - Reclaiming History

    Spike Lee's film 'Bamboozled' puts Tap Dance on trial and condemns it to death. Condemn minstrelsy, yes please. Condemn blackface, all day. Condemn Tap Dance... big problem! This week we unpack Spike Lee's film 'Bamboozled' on its 20 year anniversary and rediscover a deeply painful part of the history of Tap Dance.

    Supplemental clips:
    Denzel Washington in Spike Lee's film 'Malcom X'
    Youtube clip: Spike Lee interview on Bamboozled with Charlie Rose (2000)
    Youtube clip: Malcom X - Who Taught You To Hate Yourself

    Watch minstrelsy montage from Bamboozled: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C45g3YP7JOk

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    • 24 min
    Episode 86: Heather Cornell - A Work In Process

    Episode 86: Heather Cornell - A Work In Process

    Heather Cornell is celebrating 30 years of doing her essential Tap Labs in Valley Cottage, NY. The luminary Tap Dance artist joins us to talk about this year's tap labs, and the overall need for a deeper focus on process in the tap community.

    To register for Heather's Tap Labs visit: https://www.manhattantap.org/tap-labs

    Supplemental Music:
    Youtube clip: Chuck Green "Take The A Train" 1977

    Photo courtesy of : Britta Frenz

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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Still.tay.b ,

Yes please!

A must listen for not only all tap dancers, but all artists.

LD19966 ,

SO GREAT

So informative and thought provoking! I love this podcast for when I'm in a creative rut- it really inspires me to keep on working hard and dancing!

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Wonderfully Beautiful Listen

Phenomenal listen for any artist or person. The conversations are authentic and engaging, and the topics are captivatitng and strike further disucssion. I am constantly inspired after listening to this podcast!

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