The digital archive has always been at the center of the Tap Legacy™ Foundation’s mission and vision. At our founding in 2002 we were ahead of our time, envisioning a globally accessible archive of cross-referenced documents related to tap dance. Today is a different story. We have pressed on in our endeavor to build a platform that will reflect the rich oral tradition of tap dance and related vernacular dances. By collaborating with multiple collection holders, both private and institutional, and experts in sociology, anthropology, and oral history our platform that will allow the oral tradition of tap dance to thrive in a digital space.
The digital archive platform will acknowledge the unique contributions of all those currently carrying the oral tradition, including living legends, archivists and scholars, and the new generation of dancers currently making history. It will provide a unique reflection of the dynamic roles many have played to ensure the continuity of this rich tradition. Most importantly, this platform will encourage real world connections, understanding that the in-person connection is the most powerful mode of intergenerational transference of knowledge.
We are seeking content contributors to the digital archive ahead of our alpha launch (early 2017). Interested? Contact us.
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