bergenPAC to Welcome Savion Glover, 12/12

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Savion Glover's Dance Holiday SPeCTaCULaR Part of the Wilmington Trust Cultural Arts Series - Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8PM. Purchase tickets to see the sounds of the Tap Master at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.

Savion Glover's first ever holiday production! Savion Glover's "DANCE HOLIDAY SPeCTacULaR" brings bright lights, cheerful sounds and heart-pounding performances to stages everywhere! Bursting with festive holiday spirit, legendary choreographer and world renowned dance sensation SAVION GLOVER brings dance, rhythm and music to all time holiday favorites from around the world. During this very Merry Holiday season, Savion Glover's "DANCE HOLIDAY SPeCTacULaR" invites the joyous sounds of song, music and tap dance to the stage as only Tap Master Savion Glover can bring.

Famous tap dancer, choreographer, and actor Savion Glover is the epitome of a living legend. Born in 1973, the tapping marvel has graced the stage since childhood. He set a record as the youngest person ever to receive a scholarship in the Newark Community School of the Arts. Before he was a teenager, Savion made his mark starring in the leading role in the Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid.

Savion Glover developed his own dancing style he dubbed "free style hard core." The Tony Award winning dancer eventually worked with dancing greats Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. Among his credits are starring roles in major motion pictures like "Jelly's Last Jam", a role for which he made history as the youngest ever recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant.

As a choreographer, Glover's work has helped maintain tap dancing as an art form in the modern dance world. His starring role in the musical Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, which he also choreographed, debuted on Broadway in 1996. The musical chronicles events in African-American history and brought Savion a Tony for best choreographer.

Glover was made known to the younger generation with recurring appearances on "Sesame Street." He also holds the credit as the live captured dancing motion behind Mumble the penguin in the Disney film "Happy Feet." Savion also served as co-choreographer for the film.

Glover's quick steps and amazing rhythms continue to influence the lives of young people. His production company tours schools across the country, spreading enthusiasm for tap dancing and cementing his place in history.



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