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Savion Glover Returns to Singletary With Some New 'STePz'

Published: Nov 4, 2013

 

Savion Glover rehearses "STePz" at Joyce Theater

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 4, 2013) — Tony award-winning performer and choreographer Savion Glover returns to the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts (SCFA) stage next weekend with an exclusive Kentucky performance of "STePz." Glover will take to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the SCFA Concert Hall.

 

"STePz" is yet another celebration of tap dance to sound and sound to dance. In this dance production, Glover and his ensemble of dancers take tap dance to new heights and levels while fusing traditional music selections of the past with his self-proclaimed tap style and energy of the future. "STePz" exposes Glover’s capability of all complexities of jazz phrasing, both bass line and melody, the wild improvisations, structures and deconstruction, from departure to return. The program is sure to display the infinite versatility and virtuoso of Glover’s genius as a tap master.

 

Starting on Broadway at age 12 in "The Tap Dance Kid," Glover's stardom skyrocketed with his Tony award-winning choreography for the hit "Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk." The dancer went on to become the youngest performer nominated for a Tony award, recognition he received for his work in "Black and Blue." He also starred in "TAP!" with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. Glover, who also spent five years as a regular on "Sesame Street," has performed in such prestigious venues as the Lincoln Center, Moulin Rouge and Carnegie Hall.

 

Glover's popularity continued to grow leaps and bounds with the popularity of the animated "Happy Feet" films, in which he portrayed the movement of the tone-deaf penguin Mumble, voiced by Elijah Wood. Director George Miller asked the virtuoso to attend penguin school with 15 other dancers, where he ended up casting the dancer to help bring Mumble's story to life. Animators utilized motion-capture technology to record Glover's every movement to merge with the animated chubby black-and-white hero, a penguin who uses dance to communicate what his voice cannot. Glover even recorded recognizable moves for the penguin's performance, including a step passed to the dancer by his mentor Hines, who he worked with in "Jelly's Last Jam." An unexpected smash, the animated film outperformed the current installment of James Bond films at the time.

 

Tickets for "STePz" range from $30 to $40. Group and student rates are also available. To purchase tickets contact the Singletary Center ticket office at (859) 257-4929, visit online at www.scfatickets.com, or in person at the box office.         

 

A part of the UK College of Fine Arts, the Singletary Center for the Arts presents and hosts around 400 artistic, cultural and educational events annually for the university community, Lexington community and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

 

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Hale, 859-257-8716whitney.hale@uky.edu

 

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