Savion Glover is one of the biggest names in the dance world, and perhaps the biggest in the tap world. The trailblazing hoofer’s hard-hitting, rhythmically intricate style has fundamentally altered the tap landscape. Glover is also a master teacher. But during his many years on the scene, he’s never appeared regularly at a major dance […]
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The 2016 Drama Desk Awards were last night, and although Hamilton wasn’t eligible (it won seven awards last year as an Off-Broadway production), dance was still prevalent amongst the winners. Shuffle Along was named Outstanding Musical, with Savion Glover taking home the award for Outstanding Choreography. Also nominated in the choreography category: Joshua Bergasse‘s old-school tapping in Cagney, Spencer Liff’s integration […]
The tapper is shuffling back to Broadway. Photo Courtesy Savion Glover Productions Savion Glover made his Broadway debut at age 10, and has been dancing in the spotlight ever since. Today, at 41 years old, he still hopes to keep learning, improving, expanding and challenging himself and audiences. This month, he’ll open the Vail […]
People willingly follow him to far off rhythmic places. First he communes the musicians, one at a time. Last night he spent more with the drummer, tonight more with the pianist. He gets in such a deep groove that it seems itâ€™ll last forever, but then it grows and expands and becomes something more irregular […]
B.B. King Blues Club, NYC July 31, 2008 There’s a Capezio ad from the 1980s with Savion Glover leaping into the air, a huge grin on his face. It reads “Savion Sizzles.” Well, that eager little boy has grown up, but he still sizzles. And swings. And slams syncopated rhythms into the floor. And scats […]
Today’s archive photo celebrates one of the greatest moments in tap history. It’s Savion Glover and Gregory Hines in Jelly’s Last Jam, in 1992. Man, don’t you wish you could have been there? For more amazing tap moments see our story from May 2008 here.
“I can’t ever remember not tapping,” Gregory Hines told us in the December 1988 issue of Dance Magazine.
Ask almost anyone in the know and they’ll tell you, as far as tap dance goes, that Chicago’s the place to be. The scene is teeming with extraordinary hoofers who are steeped in experimentation and individual artistry. Dancers seamlessly intermingle with Chicago’s top-shelf musicians at storied jazz clubs across the city. “Chicago is ‘The Second […]