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"Taps are Talking: Women in Tap" Collection

Identifier: D093


"Taps are Talking: Women in Tap" is a production created by Ellie Sciarra. This production highlights past and current female tappers. This collection contains materials collected by Ellie Sciarra through her design and research for the production. The collection contains interviews with female tappers, clippings, posters, research materials, and audiovisual materials.


  • 1998-2004

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Biographical / Historical

"Taps are Talking: Women in Tap" is a production created by Ellie Sciarra. When studying at University of Colorado, Ellie wrote her thesis titled "Women in Tap: Taps are Talking." Through the research for her thesis, Ellie conducted inteviews with past and current female tappers. Ellie created a stage production as the culmination of her work. "Taps are Talking: Women in Tap" was presented in 1999 (Nomad Theater, Boulder, CO), 2002 (Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO), and 2004 (Lakewood Cultural Arts Center, Lakewood, CO).


4.25 Linear Feet (5 containers)

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photos, cassette tapes, audiovisual materials, cds, clippings, set designs, research materials, posters, and slides.


This collection is arranged in (6) series: Interviews, Production Materials, Promotional Materials, Clippings, Research Materials and Thesis, and Sole Stories Materials.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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