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Savion Glover is on tap for dance festival

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Vail, CO, Colorado
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VAIL “The 2007 Vail International Dance Festival has expanded this summer’s schedule with the addition of tap dancing sensation Savion Glover.

Considered the world’s greatest living tap dancer, Glover will perform with live musical accompaniment on Aug. 6 at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.

“We are absolutely thrilled for Savion Glover to join our festival,” explained Dance Festival Artistic Director Damian Woetzel. “This is going to be a very special treat for our audience and one that truly showcases the excellence and variety of dance that is the Vail International Dance Festival.”

A 1996 Tony Award winner for his choreography in the Broadway hit “Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk,” Glover also garnered the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award for choreography, two Obie Awards and two Fred Astaire Awards, along with the Dance Magazine Choreographer of the Year Award for his work on the musical.

Glover made his film debut at age 13 in “Tap” with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. On television, he was a series regular on “Sesame Street” for five seasons and was featured in Kenny G’s video “Havana” and in Puff Daddy and the Family’s video for “All About the Benjamins.” His most recent credits include serving as the motion-capture dancer for George Miller’s animated hit film “Happy Feet.”

He executed, produced and choreographed the ABC special “Savion Glover’s Nu York,” while also starring in the Showtime movie “The Wall” and choreographing the HBO movie “The Rat Pack.” Glover is the choreographer of the award-winning Nike “Free Style” ads, as well as a star of Spike Lee’s feature film “Bamboozled.”

Glover has recently been touring in his production, “Classical Savion,” an exhilarating performance of tap dancing to classical favorites by Bach, Vivaldi, Shostakovich and others.

Tickets for Savion Glover are priced at $65 and $50 for Reserved Amphitheater pavilion seating, and $17 for General Admission lawn seating.

In addition to tickets for the evening with Savion Glover, individual tickets for other 2007 Vail International Dance Festival are priced from $17 to $85, with special pricing for the Aug. 8 Christopher Wheeldon evening at the Vilar Center.

An array of ticket packages are also available, including the Center Stage Pass ($475), providing premium reserved seats for all festival performances, with the exception of Aug. 8, and the popular Performance Plus Pass ($75), which features discounted general admission lawn seating for all seven Dance Festival performances at the Ford Amphitheater and a $10 discount on a bottle of wine at each Amphitheater performance.

New for 2007 is the addition of a Student Performance Plus Pass ($50), available to all students, 18 years of age and under, which also provides general admission seating for all Amphitheater shows.

Tickets for the 2007 Vail International Dance Festival are available online at vaildance.org or by calling 845-TIXS (8497) or 1-888-920-ARTS (2787).


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