Skip to main content

Talking Feet (DVD)

Various Artists
Talking Feet (DVD)

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.

Featuring 24 traditional dancers filmed on location in WV, KY,VA, & NC. 81 minutes of musical performance accompanied by a 16-page booklet with extensive track-by-track notes.

"A wonderful and enlightening illustration of the breadth of Southern-style dancers, including their humor, playfulness, technical abilities, soul, and sheer joy." —Ira Bernstein, clog, and step dancer and researcher

"For anyone with a passion for Southern traditional dance this DVD is a must." —Daniel Patterson, Prof Emeritus

A companion book is also available here.

.