Jimmy Slyde News

Date of Death: May 16, 2008
Birth Place: Atlanta, GA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: TAP ELLINGTON Celebrates the Duke's Love of Tap DanceBWW Review: TAP ELLINGTON Celebrates the Duke's Love of Tap Dance
by Melanie Votaw - Jul 15, 2017

Tony Waag and the American Tap Dance Foundation, Inc. presented a program to Duke Ellington music at Jazz at Lincoln Center's The Appel Room on Friday, July 14, 2017. (more...)

Milestone's Award-Winning Dance Films Restored; Will Receive Theatrical PremiereMilestone's Award-Winning Dance Films Restored; Will Receive Theatrical Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Milestone Films announces the restoration from the original camera negatives and the theatrical release of No Maps on My Taps and About Tap, two seminal documentaries by George T. Nierenberg that helped revitalize tap dancing in the early 1980s. The films will premiere July 7 at the Quad Cinema to coincide with New York's annual citywide Tap City festival. (more...)

BWW Review: WAITING FOR GODOT Tops Spoleto's Edgy Theatre LineupBWW Review: WAITING FOR GODOT Tops Spoleto's Edgy Theatre Lineup
by Perry Tannenbaum - Jun 8, 2017

Spoleto Festival USA has gone from last year's 40th anniversary geniality to its customary edginess, and Druid Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT wonderfully keynotes that shift at Dock Street Theatre. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents TIRELESSJacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents TIRELESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Astonishing tap artists from across the U.S. and abroad come together in a Jacob's Pillow-exclusive program curated and introduced by the "tireless ambassador of tap" Michelle Dorrance (The New York Times). (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera HouseBWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera House
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Sep 23, 2016

There's not much one can say when you look at the resume of Ben Vereen. I have to admit I thought the email to interview Mr. Vereen was a hoax or a vile trick someone was playing on me. Now the reason I say this is because he is one of my idols and reasons I studied musical theatre in college and left to go to NYC to work professionally. We are familiar with his work with Bob Fosse as the Leading Player in PIPPIN and as Judas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR but Mr. Vereen still continues to give us the ole razzle dazzle on the stage and on the screen. He's starred in 9 Broadway shows, has received the coveted Antionette Perry Award (The Tony), a Drama Desk Award, and a Prism Award. Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, starred in 30 plus movies and television shows, and has a huge crossover career. Ben Vereen hit the scene in Martha Graham's PRODIGAL SON in 1965 and he's been working ever since. I had the esteemed pleasure to sit and talk about his illustrious career and the current projects he's working on currently. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG's Savion Glover to Lead NJ Students in BRING TIME BACKSHUFFLE ALONG's Savion Glover to Lead NJ Students in BRING TIME BACK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Savion Glover's BRiNG TiME BaCK @ NJPAC, an original song-and-dance piece featuring a cast of 45 talented New Jersey youngsters ages 6-18, will premiere at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center's Victoria Theater on Sunday, September 18 at 6 p.m. (more...)

Savion Glover's CHRONOLOGY OF A HOOFER Set For World Premiere at NJPACSavion Glover's CHRONOLOGY OF A HOOFER Set For World Premiere at NJPAC
by Nora Dominick - Aug 23, 2016

Tony Award winner Savion Glover, the tap master of Broadway's Shuffle Along, chronicles his lifework and pays tribute to his mentors in the world premiere of Savion Glover's Chronology of a HooFer. (more...)

BWW Preview:  Savion Glover Performs at BB KINGS in Times Square on 8/17BWW Preview: Savion Glover Performs at BB KINGS in Times Square on 8/17
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 15, 2016

Tony Award-winning, Tap Dancer, Choreographer, and Producer, Savion Glover is celebrating his 32nd year as a performing artist in show business and will thrill his fans with a performance at BB Kings in Times Square on Wednesday evening, August 17th. (more...)

Savion Glover Will Join the Cast of SHUFFLE ALONG This Summer!Savion Glover Will Join the Cast of SHUFFLE ALONG This Summer!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

It's all good news today at the Music Box Theare... and we aren't just talking about Audra McDonald's pregnancy. It was also announced that during Ms. McDonald's hiatus from the production, Savion Glover, SHUFFLE ALONG's Tony Award-nominated choreographer, and widely considered to be the world's greatest living tap dancer, will step into the show, as envisioned by the Director and Book writer, George C. Wolfe. (more...)

Tap Dance Archive to be Published by Library of CongressTap Dance Archive to be Published by Library of Congress
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

A reception in celebration of TAP DANCE IN AMERICA: A TWENTIETH-CENTURY CHRONOLOGY OF TAP PERFORMANCE ON STAGE, FILM, AND MEDIA, a new Library of Congress interactive archive by tap dance historian CONSTANCE VALIS HILL, will take place today, February 12, 7:30pm, at the American Tap Dance Foundation, where Ms. Hill serves as Director of Preservation. The reception, at the Foundation's American Tap Dance Center, 154 Christopher St., NYC, will kick off a weekend of discussions, films, master classes, jams and concert performance in honor of the publication of this milestone collection. (more...)

INTRODUCING NEW LIBRARY OF CONGRESS TAP DANCE ARCHIVE Set for 2/12INTRODUCING NEW LIBRARY OF CONGRESS TAP DANCE ARCHIVE Set for 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

A reception in celebration of TAP DANCE IN AMERICA: A TWENTIETH-CENTURY CHRONOLOGY OF TAP PERFORMANCE ON STAGE, FILM, AND MEDIA, a new Library of Congress interactive archive by tap dance historian CONSTANCE VALIS HILL, will take place on Friday, Feb. 12, 7:30pm, at the American Tap Dance Foundation, where Ms. Hill serves as Director of Preservation. The reception, at the Foundation's American Tap Dance Center, 154 Christopher St., NYC, will kick off a weekend of discussions, films, master classes, jams and concert performance in honor of the publication of this milestone collection. (more...)

Tap Dance Archive to be Published by Library of CongressTap Dance Archive to be Published by Library of Congress
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

A reception in celebration of TAP DANCE IN AMERICA: A TWENTIETH-CENTURY CHRONOLOGY OF TAP PERFORMANCE ON STAGE, FILM, AND MEDIA, a new Library of Congress interactive archive by tap dance historian CONSTANCE VALIS HILL, will take place on Friday, February 12, 7:30pm, at the American Tap Dance Foundation, where Ms. Hill serves as Director of Preservation. The reception, at the Foundation's American Tap Dance Center, 154 Christopher St., NYC, will kick off a weekend of discussions, films, master classes, jams and concert performance in honor of the publication of this milestone collection. (more...)

Savion Glover, Patricia Smith and Christian McBride Named NJPAC Artistic AdvisersSavion Glover, Patricia Smith and Christian McBride Named NJPAC Artistic Advisers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of three extraordinary voices and game-changing innovators as Artistic Advisers award-winning tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover (pictured, left), America's preeminent jazz bassist, Christian McBride, and nationally acclaimed poet Patricia Smith.   (more...)

Tap Dance Legend, Bunny Briggs, Dies at Age 92Tap Dance Legend, Bunny Briggs, Dies at Age 92
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Dr. Bunny Briggs, American tap dancer who was inducted into the American Tap Dancing Hall of Fame in 2006, has died at the age of 92. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Cartier WilliamsBWW Interviews: Cartier Williams
by Barnett Serchuk - Sep 29, 2014

Cartier Williams is a hoofer, choreographer, filmmaker and performer hailing from Washington, D.C. He began his tap dancing career at the age of four and has been active in the tap dance community ever since. Cartier is currently working on a project that will bring the joy of tap dance back into the lives of people across the world. He is the co-founder and artistic director of The Williams Davis Foundation for the Performing Arts, a nonprofit organization committed to bringing the joy of performing arts into the lives of people worldwide. Throughout his career, Cartier has had the opportunity to dance with a multitude of tap pioneers and masters, including Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Peg Leg Bates, and the Nicholas Brothers. He has taught at Broadway Dance Center and American Tap Dance Foundation in NYC along with many other cities across the country and the world! (more...)

Savion Glover's SoLo iN TiME Set for WHBPAC TonightSavion Glover's SoLo iN TiME Set for WHBPAC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Jill Newman Productions presents Savion Glover's SoLo iN TiME at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center tonight, 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. (more...)

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

BWW Reviews: Savion Glover Searches for Enlightenment in OMBWW Reviews: Savion Glover Searches for Enlightenment in OM
by Frances Steiner - Jul 7, 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...)

ENTERSHAMEMENT to Run at Pasadena Playhouse, 5/22-30; IN MY CORNER Set for TodayENTERSHAMEMENT to Run at Pasadena Playhouse, 5/22-30; IN MY CORNER Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 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 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...)

ENTERSHAMEMENT Runs at Pasadena Playhouse, Now thru 5/30ENTERSHAMEMENT 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...)

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