DANCING MAN: PEG LEG BATES, THE

DANCING MAN: PEG LEG BATES, THE

    Price: $79.95

    Code: 1030
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Dave Davidson
    1991, 58 minutes
    Purchase: $79.95

    Profiles the career of Clayton Bates, who lost his left leg in an accident at the age of 12, but overcame this tragedy to become a legendary jazz dancer, performing on the vaudeville circuit and on TV shows such as The Ed Sullivan Show. The video chronicles his life and career through performance footage, photos and interviews with colleagues such as Gregory Hines, Honi Cole, Chuck Green and Ruth Brown, as well as Bates himself.

    Subjects & Collections

    Dance 


    Festivals & Awards

    Silver Apple, National Educational Film and Video Festival
    Gold Award, Worldfest Houston
    Silver Plaque, Chicago International Film Festival
    CINE Golden Eagle Award



    Reviews

    "...an exceptional documentary...a virtual treasure chest of spiritual inspiration which should be viewed by dancers and non-dancers alike."- Attitude: The Dancers' Magazine