Savion Glover’s All FuNKD’d Up, The Concert
Savion Glover returns to White Bird with a thrilling new show that will showcase his percussive genius. Accompanied by a six-piece band and a dynamic ensemble of tap dancers, Savion Glover’s All FuNKD’d Up, The Concert will highlight Savion’s magnificent use of tap as a unique and vibrant sound instrument. In Savion’s words, “It’s funky, it’s loose, it’s live, it’s high energy.”
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-Famous American tap dancer, actor, and choreographer Savion Glover has been delighting the world stage with his virtuosic abilities ever since he was child, first performing as the star of the Broadway show “The Tap Dance Kid” in 1985.
– Gregory Hines, another wildly famous tap star was one of Savion’s teachers and mentors, and said that he considered “Savion is possibly the best tap dancer that ever lived.”
– In 1996 Savion won a Tony Award for Best Choreography for “Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk” a musical revue telling the story, through tap, of black history from slavery to the present.
– His first Tony Award nomination came at the young age of 15 for ‘best featured actor in a musical’ in “Black and Blue” on Broadway.
– Savion Glover is known for his unique pounding style of tap dancing, called “hitting.”
– He made numerous television appearances notably including a recurring role on Sesame Street, the Jamie Foxx Show, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for a Child, Cedric the Entertainer, the 2002 Olympics, So You Think You Can Dance, Saturday Night Live, and a role in “Bojangles” a movie for TV.
– In 1989, Glover made his film debut dancing in “Tap”, alongside Gregory Hines. A couple of years later Glover portrayed the young Jelly Roll Morton, appearing again
with Gregory Hines, in George C. Wolfe’s “Jelly’s Last Jam”.
– Glover holds the credit as the live captured dancing motion behind Mumble the penguin in the Disney film “Happy Feet”. He was also featured in Spike Lee’s “Bamboozled.”
– Savion founded HooFeRzCLuB in 2009, a tap dance school located in his birthplace of Newark, New Jersey.