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Press Release: Legendary Tap Dancer Savion Glover at Sadler's Wells in April


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Savion Glover

SoLe Sanctuary

UK PREMIERE

Thursday 3 – Sunday 6 April 2014

Tickets: £12 - £38

Ticket office: 0844 412 4000 www.sadlerswells.com

 

Considered by many to be the world’s greatest tap dancer, Tony Award-winner Savion Glover makes a highly anticipated return to London, presenting the UK premiere of SoLE Sanctuary at Sadler’s Wells from 3 - 6 April 2014.

 

Savion Glover was born in 1973 in New Jersey and studied under US tap dancer Gregory Hines who is often credited with revitalizing tap dance by incorporating Afro-Caribbean moves into the art form.

 

Glover’s style explores the idea of tap dance as a percussive instrument as he taps out a bass rhythm with one foot and simultaneously overlays complex riffs with the other in an awe-inspiring display of skill. In SoLe Sanctuary, Savion Glover's reverence for the art of tap takes centre stage.

 

Over the years Glover has worked on a diverse range of projects, from pop videos to Oscar-winning films. He shot to fame after making his Broadway debut aged ten in The Tap Dance Kid, and won a Tony Award in 1996 for the Broadway smash hit Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk. In 2006 Glover was co-choreographer and performed the joyous tapping feet for Mumble the tap-dancing penguin hero in Warner Brothers’ Academy Award winning film Happy Feet.

 

Glover last performed at Sadler’s Wells in 2008, when his show Bare Soundz - which also featured Marshall Davis Jr and Maurice Chestnut - was received to critical acclaim.

 

“Pure, full of the kind of rhythmic innovation that trips down one path, splinters off in different directions and then sweeps back home” The Independent

 

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