Identity: The Andrew Nemr Story is an award-winning dynamic documentary short film that journeys with international tap dance artist Andrew Nemr. Following the his unique journey – the son of Lebanese Christian immigrants, born in Canada, and grafted into the African American tradition of tap dance – the film explores the complexities of how we become who we become.
RUNTIME: 23 minutes
“Andrew Nemr is one of the most amazing people I know…”
Who is Andrew Nemr?
Mentored by Gregory Hines, Andrew Nemr is an international artist, teacher and speaker. His work has spanned the music, dance, theatre, and visual arts worlds, exploring art as a vehicle for storytelling and community building. Described as “A masterly tapper” by the New York Times, Andrew has played with Grammy Award winning musicians across multiple genres, and co-founded the Tap Legacy™ Foundation, Inc. (along with Hines).
Andrew’s work has been recognized with numerous awards including a TED Fellowship, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and commissions from with Google and Deutsche Grammophon. Andrew is recorded on the Grammy nominated recording Itsbynne Reel by Dave Eggar, the DVD Documentary and companion album Tuesdays at Mona’s by Mona’s Hot Four, and narrates the DanceTime Publications DVD, Tap Dance History: From Vaudeville to Film. He is the topic of the documentary short film Identity: The Andrew Nemr Story, and hosts the weekly podcast, Talking Notes.
How do I watch the Film?
There are three ways to enjoy Identity.
- Find it screening at an upcoming film festival. Check out Andrew’s Calendar for dates.
- Encourage a group to host a screening – perfect for small groups, youth groups, and teams.
- Encourage a local venue to book the LIVE show.
Are you interested? Make an inquiry here.