Online – On the celebration of what would have been Bunny Brigg’s 93rd birthday, the Tap Legacy Foundation, Inc., launches BunnyBriggs.org. With a new design and mobile-friendly layout, BunnyBriggs.org is the latest in the foundation’s series of Tribute Websites. A thorough biography including online and print sources, a concise listing of Brigg’s body of work, and a page about the Bunny Briggs Memorial Fund (a new assistance program), make up the information that is now easily accessible online through this new resource.
Bunny Briggs was one of few remaining hoofers to have made significant contributions to the art of tap dance throughout the growth of the art form – from the days of the big bands, through the lean years, and during the resurgence. Featured in the movies TAP and No Maps on My Taps, as well as the often cited film recording of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts, Bunny’s style, technique, and improvisational approach were all his own.
The Bunny Briggs Tribute Website is the first of the series to sport the new, more user and mobile-friendly design which will come to the rest of the series in the coming weeks. Other sites in series include dedications to Gregory Hines, the Copasetics, Henry LeTang, and Buddy Bradley, among others.
About the Tap Legacy Tribute Websites
Information about Tap Dance Legends is spread across a multitude of sources, including print, video and audio recording, and online resources. For some dancers, little is available online. The Tap Legacy Tribute Websites aim to correct that by providing a single source for the exploration of a particular dancer’s career and contribution to the art of tap dance. Thoroughly researched and continually updated Tribute Websites are launch with permission and include biographical information, concise listings of accomplishments, video recordings from YouTube, links to other online sources, and related Tap Legacy programming.
About the Tap Legacy Foundation, Inc.
The Tap Legacy Foundation, Inc., was established in 2002 by tap dancers Gregory Hines and Andrew Nemr with a charter to Preserve and Advance the Art of Tap Dance. With a vision to build a cultural center for tap dance in New York City, the foundation’s programming aims to reignite the oral history upon which tap dance relies upon. This is accomplished through the production of events and resources that facilitate discussion and promotion of the art of tap dance, while honoring its past and supporting its future through assistance and scholarship programs.
The Tap Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Tap Legacy™ is a trademark of the Tap Legacy Foundation, Inc.