Savion Glover News

Date Of Birth:
November 19, 1973 (40)
Birth Place:
USA
Gender:
Male
NJTAP Ensemble to Celebrate 20 Years with 'XX' on Sept 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The New Jersey Tap Ensemble (NJTAP), Jersey's premiere tap dance company known for their traditional approach and precise rhythmic expression, presents XX: A Celebration of 20 Years, on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Savion Glover Returns to the Portland Stage in STePz - Sneak Peek!
by Stage Tube - Sep 08, 2014

Tony Award-winning tap dancer and choreographer (Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk) Savion Glover returns to scorch the Merrill stage in his fi rst Portland appearance in over a decade. His new production, STePz, is an exuberant celebration of tap dance that pays homage to tap masters, while cementing Glover's own place in history. “There is nothing boring about his dancemaking…watching his latest piece is like going on every ride at the carnival” (The New Yorker). In STePz Glover not only exhibits his mastery, he also reveals his wit and his joy in performing. Backed by an electrifying soundtrack that includes the music of Prince, Stevie Wonder and John Coltrane, Glover and his ensemble of virtuosic dancers take tap dance to new heights — and levels. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SAVION GLOVER Improvises Sound and Motion with Happy Feet
by Pamela Roberts - Aug 25, 2014

"It's just like... singing, with your body," says Happy Feet film penguin Mumble. Savion Glover, who created the movement of that beloved character, needed no movie magic to show audiences exactly what it is like to unite motion and music in the first of three performances at Washington, DC's Howard Theatre. Throughout the night, Glover's feet conducted a conversation: percussive, playful, insistent. (more...)

Tap Dancer Savion Glover to Play the Howard Theatre, 8/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Washington, DC audiences will have the pleasure of seeing tap dancer, actor, choreographer Savion Glover this weekend (August 23-25 at 8pm) at The Howard Theatre [620 T Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001]. Glover will spend three nights at the famed theatre in the historic Shaw neighborhood. Tickets are $35-55 and available at www.thehowardtheatre.com or by calling 202-803-2899. (more...)

Matt Doyle, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Savion Glover's SoLo iN TiME Set for WHBPAC, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Jill Newman Productions presents Savion Glover's SoLo iN TiME at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Friday, August 29 at 8:00 p.m. Starring internationally renowned tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover & The SaiNtz, the performance is produced by The HooFeRzCLuB with improvography by Gregory Hines and Jimmy Slyde. Tickets are $65, $80, $95 and are available online at www.whbpac.org. (more...)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Daniel J. Watts
by Adrienne Onofri - Jul 30, 2014

In his seventh Bway show in his eight years in NY, Daniel wowed audiences with his 'After Midnight' tap dancing. (more...)

Screenwriter Dean Ward Partners with Choreographer Michael Rooney on 'Freed Unit' Movie Musical
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Screenwriter Dean Ward (currently a writer on Chelsea Handler's latenight talk show 'Chelsea Lately') idolized Gene Kelly as a kid and even learned to tap dance, eventually taking lessons from legendary hoofers including Gregory Hines, Savion Glover and Charles 'Honi' Coles. Now he is teaming with choreographer Michael Rooney ('500 Days of Summer,' 'The Muppets') to produce an original film musical in the style and tradition of MGM's legendary Freed Unit, named for unparalleled movie musical producer Arthur Freed ('Singin' In The Rain,' 'The Bandwagon,' 'An American In Paris'). Coincidentally, and very appropriately, Michael Rooney is the son of Freed Unit icon Mickey Rooney. (more...)

Alec Baldwin, David Henry Hwang and More Covered at the 92Y in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

92Y celebrates all things Theater -- plays, musicals (including theater's sister, movie musicals), songwriters, actors, playwrights -- even Broadway ghosts! (more...)

Tap Dance Series at Children's Museum of Manhattan Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

A series of live performances - including tap dancing - will take place throughout the summer in conjunction with the exhibit, JAZZED! The Changing Beat of 125th Street at the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), located at 212 West 83rd Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. The exhibit itself, in partnership with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, allows visitors to sing along with Ella Fitzgerald in the 'jazz club,' dance up the stairs with Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson's, and meet Duke Ellington and his famous jazz orchestra in the 'ballroom.' Visit www.cmom.org for a full schedule of events. (more...)

Chicago Dancing Festival Announces Additional Programming for 2014 Lineup, 8/20-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Chicago Dancing Festival founders Lar Lubovitch and Jay Franke are pleased to announce today additional works being added to the 2014 Festival lineup, including two more World Premieres, plus plans for a pre- and post-performance sponsors party around the "Celebration of Dance" Grand Finale performance, Saturday, August 23. Free tickets for the Festival's indoor performances become available to the public this week, July 8 and 9. The 2014 Chicago Dancing Festival, featuring top ballet, modern and hip-hop companies from Chicago and across the country, is set to take place August 20 - 23. (more...)

Free Tickets to Chicago Dancing Fest Available Tomorrow; New Works Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Chicago Dancing Festival founders Lar Lubovitch and Jay Franke have announced today additional works being added to the 2014 Festival lineup, including two more World Premieres, plus plans for a pre- and post-performance sponsors party around the "Celebration of Dance" Grand Finale performance, Saturday, August 23. Free tickets for the Festival's indoor performances become available to the public this week, July 8 and 9. The 2014 Chicago Dancing Festival, featuring top ballet, modern and hip-hop companies from Chicago and across the country, is set to take place August 20 - 23. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Savion Glover Searches for Enlightenment in OM
by Frances Steiner - Jul 07, 2014

Can a man tap dance his way to Nirvana? Many critics, dance patrons, and hoofers have described Savion Glover performances as a "spiritual experience." In Savion Glover's OM, currently in performance at The Joyce, he attempts to create the literal embodiment of that hyperbole. (more...)

FirstWorks Arts Learning Programs Powered by National Grid
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The collaboration between FirstWorks and National Grid continues to build momentum with world-class performing arts programs in Providence, RI. The effort focuses on engaging students in underserved cities and towns across the state with exceptional artists and arts learning programs that inspire creativity and provide youth with skills for future success. Two special projects with tap dance legend Savion Glover and Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center highlight FirstWorks' year-long arts learning programs that now reach over 2,600 students across the state. (more...)

Human Nature Plays Apollo Theater's 80th Anniversary Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Las Vegas headliners and Australian singing sensations Human Nature were part of musical history last night, Tuesday, June 10, as they took the stage during The Apollo Theater's Spring Gala, which celebrated 80 years of iconic performers and legendary performances. Departing from its tradition of inducting legends into the Apollo Hall of Fame, this year's Gala celebrated the eight decades of artistic brilliance that have been presented on the Apollo stage since 1934. Human Nature represented the Motown era during the star studded event, performing a 15-minute hit bound set featuring tracks such as “My Girl”, “Ooh Baby Baby” and “Ain't No Mountain High Enough.” The event was hosted by Emmy Award-winning and Grammy nominated entertainer Wayne Brady. (more...)

Congress Street Portland Ovations Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Wednesday night at the Masonic Temple on Congress Street Portland Ovations unveiled their 84th season to Ovations Members and guests at their Annual Members-Only Preview Party. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Nigel Lythgoe Talks Dance Crews, Broadway, and Justin Bieber
by Matt Tamanini - May 27, 2014

The 11th season of SYTYCD begins this Wednesday, May 28th at 8:00/7:00 C. Recently I participated in a conference call with the show's creator, Executive Producer, and judge Nigel Lythgoe. In the excerpts from the conversation below, Uncle Nigel talked about the changes for this season, SYTYCD alums on Broadway, and Justin Bieber… yes Justin Bieber (bonus points if you can pick out the questions I asked). (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Creators of QUEEN OF THE NIGHT- Spotlight on Lorin Latarro
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2014

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge stopped by the Diamond Horseshoe during a recent rehearsal, and below, you can check out a special interview with choreographer Lorin Latarro. (more...)

ENTERSHAMEMENT Runs at Pasadena Playhouse, Now thru 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse has updated the performance schedule for two unusual one-person shows - Amy G in Entershamement and Joe Orrach in In My Corner - to reopen the newly re-designed Carrie Hamilton Theatre. Entershamement has a limited run of five performances, while In My Corner runs for one night only. With these shows, that perform today, May 22 to May 31, The Playhouse is relighting the refurbished Carrie Hamilton Theatre, which has been changed from a proscenium theatre to a black box, and can be configured to accommodate many different kinds of productions. (more...)

SAVION GLOVER's OM Coming to Joyce Theatre, 6/24-7/12
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Internationally acclaimed tap dance virtuoso Savion Glover will be returning to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue) for a limited run of his new show, Savion Glover's OM this June. Performances begin Tuesday, June 24 and run through Sunday, July 12. Tickets start at $10. www.SavionGloverProductions.com. (more...)

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