Savion Glover's SoLe Sanctuary Shuffles Into Boston
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The last date listed for Savion Glover's SoLe Sanctuary was Saturday January 12, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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This exciting and dazzling new production of Pippin won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Revival of a… More
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Savion was clearly able to showcase his technical prowess demonstrating why he is generally considered the best tap dancer in the world. However, I felt the performance lacked any differentiation or dramatic pauses to better appreciate what he and his partner were doing. Therefore, the performance became very monotonous, and seemed to drag on endlessly, especially after the first hour. He is definitely an amazing dancer, but I feel that in this particular performance he lacked the presence and capacity to engage the audience. I believe a large part of the audience felt similarly as it was obvious that many people had become restless halfway through, some even deciding to cut out 30 to 60 minutes before the end. I also didn't really understand the way he finished his performance--no bow and thank you to the audience, he just turned his back to the audience and stepped off his platform, the curtain falling as he walked to the back of the stage. Maybe that's his trademark, I don't know. I just thought it was weird. Also odd and confusing was the presence of a woman who sat on a platform in the back corner of the stage throughout the entire performance.
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I must write at the outset that Savion Glover is amazing, and I would go to any one of his shows again in a heartbeat. Here's why this event gets a poor rating from me. The seating in the balcony was essentially obstructed view seating. To fully...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“SoLe Sanctuary is] barebones and pure, full of the kind of rhythmic innovation that trips down one path, splinters off in different directions and then sweeps back home.” – _The New York Times _
“The world’s greatest tap dancer.” – _The Daily Telegraph (UK) _
Co-presented with World Music/CRASHarts
_* This show is recommended for ages 5 and older. _
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