Tap Dance Superstar Savion Glover Set for the National Theatre This Winter
Acclaimed dancer and choreographer Savion Glover launches the North American Tour of Savion Glover's All FuNKD' Up, The ConCert at Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre with performances on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8pm.
Tickets may be purchased online at TheNationalDC.com, in person at the National Theatre Box Office (Monday thru Friday from Noon to 6:00 PM), or by calling 800-514-3849. The National Theatre is located at 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in downtown Washington, D.C.
This thrilling new show highlights tap dance superstar Savion Glover's mesmerizing interplay of percussive genius as he and his six-piece band and a company of dancers illumnate original grooves and compositions as only a tap dance master could. All FuNKD' Up marks the newest innovative expression from Tony Award-winning choreographer and dancer Savion Glover (Broadway's Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk).
Celebrating his 35th year as a performing artist in show business, Tony Award-winning tap dancer, choreographer, and Producer Savion Glover's Broadway and film credits include The Tap Dance Kid, Black & Blue, Jelly's Last Jam, Bring in 'da Noise Bring in 'da Funk, the movie Tap with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr., Spike Lee's Bamboozled and Happy Feet and Happy Feet 2, which he choreographed. Most recently recognized for his award-winning choreography in the acclaimed Broadway musical Shuffle Along, Mr., Glover continues to focus on bringing attention to the artform of Tap Dance as an instrumental component as maintaining a highly entertaining visual. Mr. Glover enjoys dancing on concert stages around the world with legendary jazz musicians such as Jack DeJohnette, Roy Haynes, and McCoy Tyner.
In his hometown of Newark, New Jersey, Savion Glover holds the honor of being on the Board of Directors at the NJPAC where he also serves as NJPAC's Dance Ambassador. Also in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey, Savion Glover established The HooFeRzCLuB School For Tap as well as Savion Glover Productions - a production entity highlighting the tradition of tap dancing and sound, and also serves as a team-based organization that seeks to provide quality production and project management services for dancers. Credits for Savion Glover Productions include Classical Savion, Savion Glover's Bare Soundz, Visions of a Bible, Savion Glover's SOLO IN TIME, Savion Glover's SoLE Sanctuary, Invitations to a Dancer, Savion Glover's STePz, Savion Glover and The Otherz and Assistant Segment Producer of Savion Glover's Bare Soundz appearance on Dancing With the Stars.
IF YOU GO:
Savion Glover's All FuNKD' Up, The ConCert
2 performances only: Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8pm
At The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
Metro: Metro Center, Federal Triangle
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Tickets for Savion Glover's All FuNKD' Up, The ConCert may be purchased online at TheNationalDC.com, by calling 800-514-3849, or in person at the National Theatre Box Office (Monday thru Friday, Noon to 6:00 PM). On show days, including weekends, the box office is open 2 hours prior to the performance start time, and closes 30 minutes after the show begins.
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Located on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House, the National Theatre opened in 1835 and is one of the country's oldest continuously operating theaters. The National has long been known as one of the leading pre-Broadway venues, with Show Boat; Hello, Dolly!; and West Side Story among the many shows that hit the National stage prior to New York. The National continued that tradition this season with the pre-Broadway world premiere of Mean Girls. Many of the world's leading performers have graced the "Stage of our Nation," including Washington, D.C.'s own Helen Hayes, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Eartha Kitt, Ian McKellen, Sir Laurence Olivier, Robert Redford, Chita Rivera, Will Rogers, and George C. Scott to name but a few. JAM Theatricals, under the direction of Steve Traxler and Arny Granat, began programming and managing the National Theatre in 2012. Since then, theatrical presentations have included the pre-Broadway engagement of If/Then with Idina Menzel, Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury, Jersey Boys, and the Washington premieres of Motown The Musical, American Idiot, FUN HOME, and Newsies. In addition, the National has recently presented many special events and concerts, including Kacey Musgraves, Dave Koz, Bryan Adams, Bill Burr and Eddie Izzard.
The National Theatre's 2017/18 Broadway at the National season includes LES MISÉRABLES (Dec. 20 -Jan.7) and the Washington, D.C. premieres of SOMETHING ROTTEN! (Feb. 6-18) and WAITRESS (May 15-June 3). Special limited engagements in additon to Savion Glover's All FuNKD' Up, The ConCert include AN EVENING WITH THEPIANOGUYS (Dec. 13-16), Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND After the Curtain (Jan. 24), and LET IT BE: A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES (April 14).
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