LaVaughn Robinson (1927-2008)
With great sorrow I would like to inform you that Tap Legend Professor LaVaughn Robinson passed on Monday, January 22, 2008.
Prof. Robinson’s long time dance partner Ms. Germaine Ingram e-mailed us the following information:
- The public viewing and funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2008.
- The viewing will be held from 9:00 to 10:00 AM.
- The funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM.
- The services will take place at The Church of the Redeemer - Baptist Church, 24th & Dickinson Streets, Philadelphia, PA.
Ms. Ingram wrote: "I take comfort in the fact that LaVaughn had a long and full life, doing what he loved until past age 75 (when he retired). He shared his artistic gifts with thousands through riveting performance and inspired teaching. I rejoice in the fact that a ‘street dancer’ leaves us with indelible images of eloquence."
(...) He will be greatly missed.
Ofer Ben - Executive Director
Tradition In Tap, Inc.
Mais sobre a carreira deste grande mestre:
- na homenagem a LaVaughn Robinson na seção The Hoofer Awards da página da American Tap Dance Foundation.
- na seção a respeito de Mr. LaVaughn na página da Philadelphia Folklore Project.
- no Lifetime Honors da página da National Endowment for the Arts.
- na seção sobre Mr. LaVaughn na página da PEW Fellowships in The Arts.
- na TapDance.org, na seção Philadelphia Tappers e também na lista de Performers.
- em uma reportagem de Marcia B. Siegel na página do The Phoenix, falando do Tapestry 2002.
Há também uma bela e extensa entrevista de Mr. LaVaughn a Germaine Ingram em 2002 dividida em seis partes e com belas fotos na página da Dance Advance.