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Savion Glover

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Monday, January 1

KNIGHT CONCERT HALL

Savion Glover, the two-time Tony Award-winning choreographer and dancer, will perform an exuberant tap extravaganza, SoLe Sanctuary. In this acclaimed and thrilling new production, Glover pays tribute to the great tap dancers of the 20th century, including Sammy Davis Jr. and Gregory Hines, who described Glover as “the greatest tap dancer that ever lived.”

Glover stormed the dance world in the late 1980s, reinventing tap dancing with his hard-hitting style and improvisational choreography, a groundbreaking fusion of jazz, hip-hop, be-bop, and world music patterns and rhythms. At age 12, Glover made his Broadway debut as  The Tap Dance Kid. By 19, he had received the NEA Grant for Choreography, making him the youngest recipient ever. Glover went on to win a Tony Award for Best Choreography for Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk, which also brought him an acting nomination. Other credits include Jelly's Last Jam on Broadway and the films Tap and Spike Lee's Bamboozled. He was also tap choreographer for the Oscar-winning film Happy Feet.

Glover has danced on concert stages throughout the world, including Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Institution, Carnegie Hall, and the White House.

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