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Feature: Listen to Savion Glover Talk to iDANZ in a Fascinating In-depth Interview

July 3, 2010 by  
Filed under iDANZ Features, iDANZ NewsWire

Savion Glover, Photography by NINA "Keep SLYDE Alive! . . . with a Y."

Performance:  Savion Glover’s "Sole Power"
Venue:  Joyce Theater, 
www.Joyce.org
Run:  June 21 – July 10, 2010

Listen to Interview NOW…..

Definitely an inspiration to all young tappers and future Broadway dancers… Savion Glover takes the theater world by storm with youthful zeal as a 12 year old prodigy performing in his first Broadway show, The Tap Dance Kid.   By 15 years old, Savion performs in Black & Blue, in which he is nominated for a Tony, and by 18 years of age, Savion stars in Jelly’s Last Jam.   By age 23, Savion solidifies his place as the "Son of Sound" (coined by our very own iDANZ Critic, Martine Quigley) by starring and choreographing his own Broadway show, "Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk,"  co-directed by George C. Wolf, which Savion wins the Tony for best choreography.  Savion continues to perform as a featured guest artist, in addition to performing his choreography in his own full-length productions showcasing his artistry to audiences worldwide. 

On Monday night, June 28, I had a chance to interview Savion Glover in his dressing room at The Joyce Theater immediately following the performance of Sole Power, an intergalactic show that pays homage to the greats such as Jimmy Slyde and Gregory Hines and showcases the versatile feet of the great contemporaries such as Mr. Glover and Marshall Davis Jr.  In this interview, Savion expresses the importance of always being a student of life and developing relationships with "old people" in order to gain wisdom and constantly grow as an artist… His message, "Keep Slyde Alive!"  Moreover, Savion talks about his "dark period", after which, he felt like a new man whose reasons for performing changed dramatically. 

On a lighter note, Savion talks about the tap shoes he’s been wearing for years and also talks about the process leading into the famous Tony Award Winning show Bring in Da’ Noise, Bring in Da’ Funk. 

Enjoy this fascinating peek into the life of Mr. Glover!  -Adrienne Jean "AJ" Fisher, iDANZ Critix Corner

Check out Savion Glover’s Sole Power at The Joyce Theater June 21 through July 10.  For more information, visit www.Joyce.org.



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