Savion Glover to Perform at Jorgensen, 11/1
Savion Glover grew up dancing with the greats and now, as he closes in on 40, he handsomely fills their tap shoes. He will display his skills and reverence for the art of tap on Jorgensen's stage Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at 8 p.m. in SoLe Sanctuary: A Hoofer's Meditation on the Art of Tap.
Glover is a Tony-winning hoofer, choreographer and producer with numerous stage and film credits. He's figured large and rhythmic on Broadway in The Tap Dance Kid, Black and Blue, Jelly's Last Jam, and Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk, for which he won a Tony for choreography. On film, he starred in Tap with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr., Bamboozled by Spike Lee, and Happy Feet, an Academy Award winner he choreographed and embodied for the animated Mumble the dancing penguin. Dancing With the Stars calls Glover "the greatest tap dancer in the world."
Glover will be joined on stage by Marshall Davis Jr., who also danced on Broadway in Bring in 'Da Noise... and is a recipient of the Isaac Hayes "Breaking the Barrier" Award for his achievements at a young age.
Dressed in white tap shoes, his long dreads not wholly confined, Glover puts his craft on the altar of those who have gone before him. It's pure grace in motion. Poster-size photos of dance legends decorate the set. "I recognized through the tap giants that I got to work with, like Dianne Walker, Jimmy Slyde, Gregory Hines and Buster Brown, that it was special for me to have been invited to participate in the art form," says Glover. "They had poured so much time and interest in me that I had no choice but to carry on the tradition for them."