Savion Glover & OUT’KNiGHTz
SOPAC • 05.19.18 • 8 PM
Savion Glover made his Broadway debut at age 11 in The Tap Dance Kid (1985) before earning his first Tony nomination at age 15 for Black and Blue (1989). He worked with George Wolfe on Jelly’s Last Jam (1992) and Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk (1996), earning him a Tony Award for Best Choreography. Another Tony Award nomination followed in 2016 for Shuffle Along.
He conquered Hollywood when he appeared with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. in Tap, Spike Lee’s Bamboozled and the acclaimed Academy Award-winning 2006 Warner Brothers release of Happy Feet and Happy Feet 2, both choreographed by Glover.
Savion Glover has also enjoyed dancing on concert stages throughout the world with legendary Jazz musicians such as Jack DeJohnette, Roy Haynes, and McCoy Tyner. In his hometown of Newark New Jersey, Savion Glover holds the honor of being on the Board of Directors at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center where he also serves as its Dance Ambassador.
A native of Newark, Savion Glover established The HooFeRzCLuB School For Tap as well as Savion Glover Productions - a production company that celebrates the tradition of tap dancing and sound and also serves as a team-based organization providing quality production and project management services for tap dancers.
Savion Glover is thankful for and wishes to forever acknowledge Jimmy Slyde, Gregory Hines, Isaiah Lon Chaney, Buster Brown, Dianne Walker, Chuck Green, Sir Slyde, Ralph Brown, Ivery Dan, Henry LeTang, George Hillman, and John Coltrane, some of the greatest entertaining HooFeRz and musicians to date.
He continues to focus on bringing attention to the art form of Tap Dance as an instrumental component as well as maintaining a highly entertaining visual.