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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

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

    Episode 93: Rename Tap Dance

    Episode 93: Rename Tap Dance

    In this week's episode, host Travis Knights proposes a strategy to begin to shed the relationship that tap has with blackface minstrelsy, by changing the name of Tap Dance itself. Send your feedback to taplovetour@gmail.com

    Supplemental Music:
    Say it Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud - James Brown

    Check out the full interview with Nicholas Payton here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCuBRcxfY6I

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    • 21 min
    Episode 92: RESET

    Episode 92: RESET

    This week I share a major revelation that will affect the rest of my life as a tap dancer. This podcast features The First Lady of Swing, Sarah Petronio and a very special surprise at the top of the episode.

    Supplemental Music:
    Jason Moran Plays Thelonious Monk's Town Hall Concert. Check out the full concert here: https://www.npr.org/2015/10/08/446866440/jason-moran-plays-thelonious-monks-town-hall-concert

    Check out the full interview with Sarah Petronio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT_pR7T42w4&t=4499s

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    • 19 min
    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

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