Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Savion Glover in Just Twelve Words

Tap sensation Savion Glover has perhaps the shortest bio in the industry. Here's a preview of the background information you'll find in the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center's Ovation for SoLe Sanctuary on Tuesday, October 23.

"SAVION GLOVER (hoofer, father, husband) Praise Almighty God. Please enjoy the evening."

An artist's bio is their place to say (almost) anything a they would like the audience to know about them as a person before the curtain rises. For an artist like Savion Glover, one line is all you need. The rest he'll show you onstage.

Glover's abbreviated bio is not for lack of projects, performances, accolades and stellar reviews. He's been tapping in a big way since he was a kid, christened by his teacher, the legendary Gregory Hines as, “the greatest tap dancer that ever lived.”

Glover is a Tony-winning choreographer and performer with numerous credits including the Broadway shows The Tap Dance KidBlack and Blue, Jelly's Last Jam, and Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. He's been in films such as "Tap" with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr and "Bamboozled" by Spike Lee. He even won an Academy Award for his choreography of Mumbles, the tapping penguin in "Happy Feet Two." He has his own production company, founded a school for tap called The Hooferz Club in New Jersey, and even if you have never seen tap live, you might recognize him from special appearances on "Sesame Street" and "Dancing with the Stars."

When it comes to Savion Glover, we'll let his feet do the talking. Tickets for SoLe Sanctuary are $28 and great seats are still available for what promises to be a stellar performance. 


  1. I attended the show. He is very talented but here are my thoughts on how to make this show stand out more:
    Engage the audience more. He hardly even looked up from the floor or side of the stage where he must have been looking at someone.

    Explain which piece corresponds to which past artist.

    Have a break between pieces, they all blended together and we had no idea when one started and another ended.

    Move around more on stage.

    Have a percussion set up with one or two other instruments to accent each piece.

  2. Thank you both for joining us at SoLe Sanctuary on Tuesday night. We always appreciate hearing from members of our audience about how they connect with a performance. We will forward your comments to Mr. Glover's management.