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Trailblazing tap dancer Savion Glover performs his piece “WeLL.CoMe.2.THe'CoSMiQ.JuNGLe” with his ensemble during a performance of his evening-length program “SoUNdz’ SaCRoSaNcT” on July 14, 2023 during Summer Sessions, broadcast on Fridays Live.
About the concert:
The Tony-winning phenomenon Savion Glover is “the greatest tap virtuoso of our time, perhaps of all time” (The New Yorker). For the first two nights of his residency, he presents his new project SoUNDz’ SaCRoSaNcT— a heartfelt tribute to his mentor, friend, and teacher, the legendary Gregory Hines, as well as the legacy of the iconic dancers who pioneered and advanced the art form in the 1920s and 1930s.
Beginning as a prodigious student of the great Honi Coles and the late Gregory Hines, who called him “possibly the best tap dancer that ever lived,” Savion Glover has been boldly breaking new ground for over 25 years. Only 12 when he appeared on Broadway in The Tap Dance Kid, Glover made his film debut alongside Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. in 1989’s Tap.
He received a 1992 Drama Desk nomination for his appearance in Jelly’s Last Jam on Broadway in which he shared the stage with Hines and became a cultural phenomenon in 1996 when George C. Wolfe showcased his dazzling rhythmic dexterity in Bring in 'Da Noise/Bring in 'Da Funk (which earned Glover a Tony Award for Best Choreography). There are precious few artists who embody, redefine, and radically expand their art form, but Glover stands tall as an elemental creative force who has returned tap to its roots while opening vast expanses for fresh exploration.
Savion Glover: hoofing
Jalin Shiver: alto saxophone
Larry Bustamante: baritone saxophone
Ahmod Bradley: bass
Kyle Wilson: vocals
Tatum Thompson: vocals
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