Dance giants shmooze @ “Tappin’ Thru Life” opening night


A glorious night, Friday, in Beverly Hills, as veteran hoofer Maurice Hines poured major show-biz nostalgia onto the stage of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (known to cognoscenti as “The Wallis”). After the show, a bevy of dance royalty hugged, kissed, and shared a whole lotta lobby love. 

Featured in the photos: 

  • Maurice Hines visits with a mentor, the tap-dancing legend from “The Lawrence Welk Show,” Arthur Duncan.
  • Los Angeles choreographer Lula Washington, Arthur Duncan
  • Maurice Hines visits with Academy Award-winning actor/dancer George Chakiris,
  • George Chakiris, Lula Washington, arts·meme correspondent Debra Levine.
  • George Chakiris, Debra Levine, Lula Washington Dance Theatre executive director Erwin Washington 

My personal discovery of a great dancer, in the video. Love his pristine clarity!

Read our “Tappin’ Thru Life” review here.

Photos courtesy Lula Washington. Thank you!

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