Tony Award winner Savion Glover at the Kodak Theatre
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The talented young dancers of Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre perform two of ballet's most lyrical works: Sleeping Beauty and Paquita. With a sumptuous score by Tchaikovsky, a fairy tale plot of the triumph of good over evil and classical courtly style, Sleeping Beauty is the ideal production for Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre's accomplished student dancers. Paquita is Petipa's virtuosic 1881 ballet about a young girl who saves the life of a young French officer, who himself is the target of a Spanish governor who plots to have him killed. A much-loved ballet that showcases the talents of its soloists, Paquita's choreography includes the famous Grand Pas Classique, the Pas de Trois and the Children's Mazurka. Learn More
Accompanied by his band, Savion will electrify the stage in an exhilarating new series of rhythmic performances officially opening in Los Angeles, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland.
The tap impresario will perform various improvised musical numbers with the 4-member jazz band The Otherz, as well as selections from his hit show Improvography which made its debut in December 2003 for an unprecedented sold-out three week run at New York’s Joyce Theater. With this tour, Savion Glover and his band are scheduled to return to Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, Boston and Philadelphia, among others.
Savion Glover is the 1996 Tony Award winner for his choreography in the Broadway smash hit Bring In ’Da Noise, Bring In ’Da Funk. Mr. Glover also won the 1996 Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for choreography, two Obie Awards and two Fred Astaire Awards for his performance, as well as the 1996 Dance Magazine Choreographer of the Year Award.
He made his Broadway debut, at age 12, starring in The Tap Dance Kid. Additional Broadway credits include Black and Blue and Jelly’s Last Jam, co-starring with Gregory Hines. Mr. Glover made his film debut, at age 13, in “Tap” with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. On TV, he was a series regular on “Sesame Street” for five seasons and was featured in Kenny G’s video “Havanna” and in Puff Daddy and the Family’s video for “All About the Benjamins.”
Mr. Glover executive produced and choreographed the ABC special “Savion Glover’s Nu York.” He starred in the Showtime movie “The Wall” and choreographed the HBO movie “The Rat Pack.”
In 1997, Mr. Glover created a dance company, NYOTs (Not Your Ordinary Tappers), with which he performed nationally and internationally, and on the 1997 ABC opening to “Monday Night Football.” Mr. Glover performed for President Clinton in “Savion Glover’s Stomp, Slide and Swing: In Performance at the White House” for PBS and in “Savion Glover/Downtown: Live Communication” at the Variety Arts Theater in New York City.
In 2000, Mr. Glover paid homage to the legends of tap with the international tour of “Savion Glover in Foot Notes, The Concert” in which he shared the stage with tap greats Jimmy Slyde, Buster Brown and Dianne Walker as well as prodigy Cartier Williams. Mr. Glover is the star of Spike Lee’s most recent feature film “Bamboozled,” released October 2000. He last performed at the Joyce Theatre for a sold out series of holiday performances of his show Improvography in December 2003.