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Savion Glover on Tap at Hollywood Bowl July 22
By Sentinel Staff Writer
Published July 19, 2007

Choreographer, director and the man behind those award-winning “Freestyle” ads for Nike is coming to Los Angeles. Considered the greatest tap dancer of his generation, Savion Glover, the 1996 Tony Award winner for his choreography in the Broadway smash hit Bring In 'Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk, will perform at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, July 22 at 7:30pm.

From Bring in da Noise to Happy Feet, the electrifying master continues to define…and redefine…what tap means today – this time to Duke Ellington's masterful jazz ballet score The River in a genre-busting Bowl concert.

Recipient of the 1996 Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award (choreography), two Obie Awards, and two Fred Astaire Awards for his choreography and performance in Bring In ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk as well as the 1996 Dance Magazine Choreographer of the Year Award, Glover made his Broadway debut at age 12, starring in The Tap Dance Kid. Additional Broadway credits include Black and Blue and Jelly’s Last Jam co-starring Gregory Hines.

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.” Glover executed, produced, and choreographed the ABC special Savion Glover’s Nu York. He starred in the Showtime movie The Wall, and choreographed the HBO movie, The Rat Pack.

In 2000, he toured the nation with Footnotes: the Concert featuring tap legends Jimmy Slyde, Buster Brown, and Diane Walker. Savion Glover was the star of Spike Lee's feature film, Bamboozled. He was the motion-capture dancer for the penguin Mumble in the animated film Happy Feet.

Tickets prices for Savion Glover at the Hollywood Bowl July 22 at 7:30pm range from $7.00-$49.00. Best seats already sold out.

 

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