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Savion Glover

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Savion Glover's "Stepz"

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Savion Glover talks about his dance company, the legacy of tap dancing, and about “Stepz,” his new show at The Joyce Theater through July 6.

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Guest Picks: Savion Glover

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently. He talked to guesthost Jonathan Capehart about his latest show, "Stepz," and he also told us about some of his favorite things!

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EMANCIPATION 150 - The Rhythm of Freedom: Watch Savion Glover's tap improvisation, live in The Greene Space.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tony Award-winning tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover joined us in The Greene Space to talk tap, dance and "The Rhythm of Freedom" — part of our ongoing EMANCIPATION 150 series.

During their conversation, host and journalist Charisse Jones noted records of African slaves using tap as a form of communication, having had their drums — what they previously used to communicate —  taken away by slave owners. Through the rhythm of their feet, they expressed disapproval, defiance, even mockery of their owners. Jones asked Glover how he saw tap being used as a form of expression today.

"I try to produce or evoke...feelings of a state of meditation, feelings of prayer," Savion said. "There are sounds that we can make that will make you cry...or think. It becomes more audial than visual. A lot of times the visual can be distracting."

Here he performs a nearly 15-minute tap improvisation, a form through which he says he best expresses himself. "This is not a routine," he said, asking the audience not to watch him, but to instead hear his feet. "You should be listening for the music, you should be listening to your soul."

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The Greene Space

EMANCIPATION 150: The Rhythm of Freedom

Friday, April 12, 2013

7:00 PM

Join Savion Glover in performance and conversation on his career, the history of tap and the influence of African-American dance on today's styles. Hosted by Charisse Jones. Watch on-demand video now.

Savion Glover on the Sound of Tap Dance

Friday, July 25, 2008

Tony Award-winning hoofer Savion Glover’s new show, “The Evidence,” is an exploration of the sound heard from the music of tap dance. He’s performing at the BB King Blues Club (237 West 42 St) on Thursday, July 31 at 8 pm. For more info and tickets, go here.

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High Wire Act

Friday, July 25, 2008

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