March 15, 2020 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Great Tappers from the Golden Age of Hollywood: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Ann Miller
Sunday, March 15, 2020 | 4:00 PM
Lecture/Video Presented by Debra Dickinson
The Golden Age of Hollywood was the era of extraordinary tap dancing. Suave Fred Astaire, athletic Gene Kelly, and rapid-fire Ann Miller were among the pantheon of stars that made tap an audience favorite. This lecture will explore the work and lives of these famous stars, complete with videos of their most exciting performances.
Ms. Dickinson teaches the Opera Workshop classes at the Shepherd School, in addition to classes in the History of Musical Theater in the theater department and the School of Continuing Studies of Rice.