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Dance on with Bille Mahoney : Charles 'Honi' Coles

Author: Honi Coles; Jon Hutcheson; Billie Mahoney
Publisher: New York, NY : Insight Media, 1981.
Series: Dance in video
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tap dance artist Honi Coles reminisces about his youth, and the origins of his famous nickname "Honi." Although he never attended formal dance classes, he regularly tapped on Philadelphia street corners with his friends. Later, he competed in the local theatre on amateur nights. His first professional experience was with the Three Millers, who performed at Lafayette Theatre in New York City. He discusses the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television interviews
Named Person: Cholly Atkins; Cab Calloway; Honi Coles; Billie Mahoney; Cholly Atkins; Cab Calloway; Honi Coles; Billie Mahoney
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Honi Coles; Jon Hutcheson; Billie Mahoney
OCLC Number: 864632107
Language Note: This edition in English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed Oct. 18, 2013).
Event notes: Recorded New York, NY.
Description: 1 online resource (28 min.).
Series Title: Dance in video
Other Titles: Dance on :
Responsibility: directed and produced by Jon Hutcheson ; performed by Charles "Honi" Coles & Billie Mahoney.

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Tap dance artist Honi Coles reminisces about his youth, and the origins of his famous nickname "Honi." Although he never attended formal dance classes, he regularly tapped on Philadelphia street corners with his friends. Later, he competed in the local theatre on amateur nights. His first professional experience was with the Three Millers, who performed at Lafayette Theatre in New York City. He discusses the high-quality, "class-acts" of his own performances; the importance of "classy" costuming, promptness, and discipline; partnership with Cab Calloway; his later association with Cholly Atkins (from 1947-1960); his work in numerous Broadway Theatres; from 1960-1976, production manager for the Apollo Theatre; presenting master classes in schools and museums.

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