Tap superstar kicks off Vail dance festival
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado – Savion Glover, tap dancer extraordinaire, will kick off the 2009 Vail International Dance Festival on July 27 at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheatre in Vail, Colorado
Performing alongside his tap band Bare Soundz and jazz quartet the Otherz, Glover will be following up his sold out show at 2007 festival.
Glover will also perform an intimate, UpClose evening on July 28 at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek. Glover will perform and talk with Dance Festival Director Damian Woetzel about Glover’s career – from award winning work on Broadway to his portrayal of Mumble the dancing penguin in “Happy Feet.”
“The UpClose series is a wonderful opportunity to break down the barriers that separate the audience from the performance,” said Woetzel. “This night with Savion Glover will be a wonderful chance to enjoy the greatest tap dancer on the planet like never before – the audience will see the music and hear the dancing as he shows us all how he makes music and dance inseparable.”
A 1996 Tony Award winner for his choreography in the Broadway hit “Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk,” Glover also won 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 has worked on a range of projects, from music video with P Diddy to film with Spike Lee to a 50-city North American tour – to say nothing of his appearances on Sesame Street.
Tickets for the July 27 performance are at $55 and $75 for reserved amphitheater pavilion seating, $17 for general admission lawn seating, and $10 for children.
Tickets for the July 28 UpClose evening are $45 and $55 at the Vilar Performing Arts Center, with a special $30 children’s ticket also available.
Tickets for all performances of the 2009 Vail International Dance Festival are available online at http://www.vaildance.org or by phone at either 970-845-TIXS (8497) or 888-920-ARTS (2787).
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