Savion Glover: Tap Dance Superstar in Jazz Concert at the Palace of Fine Arts
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The last date listed for Savion Glover was Saturday November 7, 2009 / 9:30pm.
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The razor-sharp wit of famed stand-up Paula Poundstone will be on full display, as she slices and dices her way through an evening of keen cultural commentary. Famed for a quick mind that always manages to come up with the perfect quip, Poundstone is a master of riffing off the crowd. It's also why she's the perfect panelist for NPR's Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!, where she's featured alongside some of the nation's leading pundits. She broke through in 1990 with her acclaimed HBO special Cats, Cops and Stuff, and was both the first woman to be invited to perform at the White House Correspondents' dinner and the first woman to win a CableACE Award for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special. Still knocking them dead as a headliner, Poundstone released her latest comedy disc, I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Boston, in April 2013, and has recently toured as part of the A Prairie Home Companion live show. Learn More
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This event was a spectacular and an amazing performance from Savion Glover! He has such an amazing talent and I was very intrigued as to how he could tap dance for over an hour NON-STOP! At times, I could not beleive that he was tap dancing because his feet were barely moving. My date with me was also an amazement and enjoyed the performance. I only regret not buying a visor and t-shirt that were being offered for sale after the show. Not to mention, the time (9:30pm) of the event was perfect for us as we had to work that day and we had ample time to get off work, have dinner, and arrive at the show on time. Thank you Savion for a exceptional performance!!
Quotes & Highlights
- “To see Mr. Glover dance is to see a virtuosic and authentic artist at work.” --The New York Times
- “The greatest tap-dancer to ever lace up a pair of tap shoes.”--Gregory Hines
There are precious few artists who embody, redefine and radically expand their art form, but choreographer and tap dancer extraordinaire Savion Glover attained his singular status by the age of 20. Only 12 when he made his Broadway debut in The Tap Dance Kid, Glover starred alongside mentor Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. in 1989’s Tap, his film debut.
A regular on Sesame Street from 1990–95, he became a cultural phenomenon in 1996 when George C. Wolfe showcased his dazzling rhythmic dexterity in the musical Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk. In his last SFJAZZ appearance, Glover proved to be a formidable foil for piano legend McCoy Tyner. His latest project, the Coltrane-inspired Savion Glover and The Otherz, takes another major step in turning tap dance into a frontline jazz instrument.
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