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#814: More on Lavinai Williams
From: Jean Claude <email@example.com>
I'm truly sorry to hear of the loss of Lavinia
Try to locate Sarah Yaborough. She is Lavinia
daughther who is also a dancer. She would be able to
supply you with material about her mother's
accomplishment. When you locate Sarah, I would like
like her Email address as we were chidhood friends.
I studied with Lavinia Williams while I was on scholarship at the Alvin Ailey
Dance Theatre. She was incredible. One of her daughters, Sara Yarborough
(who grew up in Haiti), was a dancer at AADC as well. Lavinia also taught at
the Harkness Ballet. Haiti embraced her as one their own and from what I was
told she was buried in Haiti. My cousin was a member of the dance that she
ran in Haiti back in the 50's.
Regarding the Katherine Dunham book, I think Lavina started out as a member
of Dunham's company. That would probably explain why the Dunham book comes
up in a search for her.