Solo Southern Dance: Flatfoot, Buck and Tap
Talking Feet is the first documentary of flatfoot, buck, hoedown and rural tap dancing, the styles of solo Southern dancing which are a companion to traditional old-time music and on which modern clog dancing is based. Dances are done to hand-patting, talking blues, and singing, as well as old-time, bluegrass, and western swing-style music. Dancers range in age from 20 to 82.
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Talking Feet is a film about a forgotten side of American dance culture: solo mountain dancing, Mike Seeger and Ruth Pershing take us to the southeastern mountains of the U.S., the source of this genre, and to a range of individuals old, young, black, white, female, and male who grew up with the idea of talking with their feet. The film captures the deep sense of tradition and the value of freedom of expression these dancers share. Talking Feet is an exploration of a dance form rich in American do-it-yourself pride