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Author:  kurinuku [ Sun Dec 28, 2003 11:10 am ]
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Ongoing

By JENAI CUTCHER
The Village Voice
December 24 - 30, 2003

Savion Glover opens his mouth before tapping out one of his mad rhythms, and the evening's surprises begin. His vocal "tss ta tssk" shifts to a steady rhythm in his right foot—a hi-hat swing—as he sings "The Way You Look Tonight." Enormously present for us, alone with a five-man band, Glover offers depth and richness. Nearly imperceptible toe drops precede a frenzy heading into Coltrane; he sneaks in "Jingle Bells," hits again, and revels in chugs across the stage. Many indicators exist (including the show's title and a stolen joke) that Gregory Hines is on his mind, as are several masters quoted in the solos composing Act I.
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Author:  kurinuku [ Tue Dec 30, 2003 6:17 am ]
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Bring in da Tapping, Bring in da Singing

By LOLA OGUNNAIKE
The New York Times
December 29, 2003

Much has changed in the tap dancer Savion Glover's look since he was last seen in the Broadway smash "Bring In da Noise, Bring In da Funk." Once stocky and fuller bodied, he is now lean and more muscular. His beard, budding shrubbery a few years back, is a dense, auburn-colored forest. And his signature dreadlocks now hang well below his shoulders. But the most notable difference in Mr. Glover, 30, is not in his appearance but in his performance.
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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Thu Feb 05, 2004 4:42 am ]
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Dancer Glover's career explodes
By Frederick M. Winship in The Washington Times

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Tap dance king Savion Glover has emerged from three years out of the spotlight to launch a new career as a singer as well as a dancer, reaching out to new audiences by way of the stage, a DVD film, dance instruction videos, and even commercial spots for a popular vegetable juice.

Glover went into virtual seclusion after taking a starring role in Spike Williams' film, "Bamboozled," a heavy-handed satire released in 2000 that is memorable only for Glover's dancing.

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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Thu Feb 05, 2004 4:57 am ]
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Hope we can see him in the UK before long.

Author:  kurinuku [ Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:54 am ]
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Upcoming: Tap Genius Carries His Gift to Venues All Over Town

By JENAI CUTCHER
The Village Voice
August 20, 2004

His upper body moves with a new liquidity, shoulder blades dropping down his back parenthetically around a syncopated heel drop, knees sucked into his chest before he ventures into a step or phrase and unveils countless layers and remixes.
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Author:  kurinuku [ Fri Oct 01, 2004 2:56 am ]
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Backed by a Jazz Quintet, Tap Master Is as Big as All Outdoors

by EVA YAA ASANTEWAA
the Village Voice

Originally billed as "Savion Glover and Guests," this show could have become "All Savion All the Time" — surely to no one's complaint.
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Author:  kurinuku [ Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:44 am ]
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Bring In da Bach, Bring In da Mendelssohn (Keep the Fresh Energy)

by SYLVIANE GOLD
the New York Times

"I've been listening to classical music since my mom introduced us to it," he says. "So it's nothing new," rat-a-tat, rat-a-tat, rat-a-rat-a-tat-tat.

I look down, startled that those clodhopper shoes are producing such a precise and delicate rustle. But it's too late. His feet are still again. Someone else's foot-tapping might seem rude or impatient. But for Mr. Glover, it's punctuation, a part of his speech, and he goes on, almost unaware, listing the handful of tappers who have tackled classical compositions. "My approach is a fresh energy, an attempt to conquer this music through the dance," he says.
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Author:  kurinuku [ Fri Jan 07, 2005 7:12 am ]
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Annotating the Classics, With the Feet

by ANNA KISSELGOFF
the New York Times

The expected virtuosic display from Mr. Glover is as nuanced as ever, but it is also a piece of live musical analysis. What you hear, as you usually don't in the concert hall, is the rhythmic structure in Vivaldi that Mr. Glover's tap rhythms offer both in dialogue with the music and as parallel annotation.
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Author:  kurinuku [ Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:43 am ]
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Crossover Cats

by ELIZABETH ZIMMER
the Village Voice

For Classical Savion he styles the elegant penguin suit differently, to be sure, almost mocks it, leaving the jacket and a bright dress shirt unbuttoned to reveal an undershirt and a string of wooden beads. A bow tie dangles around his neck. His auburn-tinged dreadlocks fly free or are caught back in elastic. His 12-and-a-half-EE tap boots sometimes echo, note for note, the Bach and the Mendelssohn he's hearing; sometimes he anticipates the rhythmic complexities of the score.
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Author:  kurinuku [ Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:31 am ]
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BACH 'N' SOUL

by CLIVE BARNES
the New York Post PageSix

Yet that was a tad different. Glover is a jazz guy — the exquisitely subtle gradations of his tap beats are virtually a jazz instrument.

Fear not: It is an instrument as happy with Mendelssohn as it is with Ellington.
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Author:  Azlan [ Sat Jan 15, 2005 7:56 am ]
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Seeing Things
TOBI TOBIAS on dance et al...


Arts Journal

Savion Glover is more than the greatest tap dancer of his generation. <a href=http://www.artsjournal.com/tobias/archives20050101.shtml#94256 target=_blank>more</a>

Author:  Azlan [ Sun Jan 23, 2005 4:26 pm ]
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Lots of fun for a dance lover, but nothing tops Savion Glover

SUSAN WALKER
Toronto Star

NEW YORK—Canadian dance made a big impression at the Dance On Camera Festival, tapdance virtuoso Savion Glover made classical music history and John Lithgow made the ranks of the New York City Ballet during a dance lover's New York weekend. <a href=http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1106002215625&call_pageid=970599119419 target=_blank>more</a>

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:28 am ]
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GOING TO THE WOOD
By Tobi Tobias for Arts Journal

Savion Glover is more than the greatest tap dancer of his generation. He’s a phenomenon—as a technician, an inventor, and a compelling presence. He’s been going from strength to strength since he was, at twelve, the tap dance kid. His latest project, Classical Savion, has him strutting his stuff to music by Vivaldi, Bach, Bartók, and Mendelssohn, with Astor Piazzolla thrown in for seasoning. Then, just in case you were missing tap’s more conventional accompaniment, Glover offers that as a finale, integrating the classical musicians—young, enthusiastic academy virtuosi led by Robert Sadin—into the suave proceedings of his familiar partners, The Otherz, a handful of jazzmen who couldn’t be more mellow.

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http://www.artsjournal.com/tobias/archives20050101.shtml#94666

Author:  kurinuku [ Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:11 pm ]
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Bring in 'da feet
by JANE VRANISH for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Now Glover has placed Hines' photograph onstage, just as a reminder.

He can't quite pick out the one great thing that Hines did for him.

"Everything he taught me was the most important," Glover says quietly. "He was our greatest entertainer all around."

published: April 10, 2005
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Author:  ncgnet [ Sun May 08, 2005 2:12 pm ]
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From Theodore Bale in the Boston Herald: http://theedge.bostonherald.com/artsNews/view.bg?articleid=82144
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Glover taps into improv genius

Genius tap artist Savion Glover is far more than just a dancer and choreographer. He’s also composer, conductor and comic, and his mesmerizing forays into expression are as imperative to the development of 21st century jazz as they are to contemporary dance

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