Ruling With a Satin Glove, Tap master Savion Glover Moves More Than His Feet
A dance reviewer once said of Savion Glover, “He has rhythmic patterns so complex that you need an extra set of fingers and toes to catch his outpouring of energy.” And that doesn’t say it all.
Glover is literally a dancing machine, in a class of his own.
Dubbed by the late Gregory Hines, one of tap’s forefathers, as “one of the greatest tap dancers that every lived,” Glover has been performing since age ten, when he made his Broadway debut in “The Tap Dance Kid.”
Since then Glover has been featured in numerous productions on stage and screen and, for five years, was a series regular on “Sesame Street.” In 1996 he won the Tony Award for his dancing and choreography of the Broadway smash-hit, “Bring in Da Noize, Bring in Da Funk” and has performed throughout the world, including at Moulin Rouge, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
Glover is also the choreographer for the award-winning Nike spots, “Free Style.”
“My style is young funk,” said Glover. “I feel like it’s one of my responsibilities to keep dance alive, to keep it out there, to keep the style.”
For the full story, see Brenda Himelfarb’s story on B1 in the Vail Daily Aug. 4. Glover performs Aug. 6.