Savion Glover Appears at Strathmore, Oct. 13-14

Savion Glover, the 1996 Tony Award-winner for his choreography in the Broadway hit Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk, will kick off the national tour of his show, Classical Savion, at the Music Center at Strathmore in Besthesda, MD on Thursday, October 13 and Friday, October 14, 2005 at 8 p.m. His appearance is part of Dance In To Strathmore, a two-week celebration of dance at Strathmore.

Classical Savion, a two-hour solo performance without intermission, "displays the strength and power of one of todays great dance virtuosos," according to a press statement. With the unconventional approach of tapping to classical music, Glover pays tribute to his mentor Gregory Hines with Bachs Air from Suite No. 3 in D Major, explores the Latin influences of Piazzolla and delves into the Romanian Folk Dance by Béla Bartók.  Other selections include Vivaldis Four Seasons and the first movement of Bachs Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.  He will be performing with the band, the Otherz and over ten classical musicians.

Glover is the recipient of the 1996 Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, two Obie Awards and two Fred Astaire Awards for his choreography and performance in Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk as well as the 1996 Dance Magazine Choreographer of the Year Award. He made his Broadway debut at the age of 12, starring in The Tap Dance Kid.  Additional Broadway credits include Black and Blue and Jelly's Last Jam, co-starring Gregory Hines.  He is the star of Spike Lees feature film, Bamboozled and Showtime's The Wall.  Glover also appeared in Kenny G's video "Havana," and in Puff Daddy and the Family's video "All About the Benjamins."  He previously appeared at the Strathmore in April 2005, and sold out two performances of his show Improvography.

Tickets for Classical Savion are $ 20-45.  Please call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org for tickets.

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