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Author:  Azlan [ Sat Oct 21, 2000 11:41 am ]
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Savion Glover's "Foot Notes" arrives in SF:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Hittin' the Big Time With `Foot Notes'</B><BR>Savion Glover keeps a cool head as his hot tap musical arrives in S.F.<P>Blake Green Sunday, October 22, 2000 <BR> <BR>New York -- The hoofer in the film on the screen is the same dreadlocks-and-baggy-threads guy gazing at it, sipping a soft drink, devouring a bag of salted almonds and making his 12 1/2 double E's behave like reasonably normal feet.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank>The SF Chronicle article</A></B><BR><p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited April 09, 2002).]

Author:  Azlan [ Sat Oct 21, 2000 11:45 am ]
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Here's a website dedicated to Savion Glover:<P><B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank>It's All About Tap Dance and Savion Glover</A></B><p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited October 21, 2000).]

Author:  Azlan [ Sat Oct 28, 2000 9:57 am ]
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And the reviews:<P><BR><B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank>Tapping Into the Imagination</A></B><BR>Savion Glover's feet speak with an eloquent voice in jazz-inspired ``Foot Notes''<BR>Steven Winn, SF Chronicle<P><BR><B><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank>Savion Glover makes tap an act of musicianship</B></A><BR>Anita Amirrezvani, San Jose Mercury News<p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited October 28, 2000).]

Author:  Azlan [ Wed Nov 01, 2000 11:39 am ]
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An article in the SF Weekly:<P><B><I><A HREF="" TARGET=_blank>Foot Notes</A></I></B><BR>Touring tap concert<BR>By Joe Mader, SF Weekly

Author:  Azlan [ Tue Apr 09, 2002 5:30 am ]
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Dancer's biography wins library award<P>Cleveland Plain Dealer<P>Tap dancer-choreographer Savion Glover and New York Times drama critic Bruce Weber are winners of the Cleveland Public Library's 2002 Norman A. Sugarman Children's Biography Award.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href= target=_blank>More</a>

Author:  ArtsMan [ Sun Sep 01, 2002 8:33 am ]
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Author:  ArtsMan [ Wed Oct 02, 2002 1:58 pm ]
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In the Boston Herald:

Tapping into 'da funk: Dance sensation Savion Glover revels in making new `Noise'

by Robert Nesti

In his oversized baggy pants, T-shirt and dreadlocked hair, Savion Glover looks more like a hip-hop artist than the conventional image of a tap-dancer - but that is precisely his aim. more

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Thu Jan 30, 2003 5:01 am ]
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Glover shines in 'Noise'
Savion Glover is back at the helm of his signature dance show, and he's even better this time around. By PAUL HODGINS for The Orange County Register

It's been more than five years since Savion Glover left his signature show, "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk," in the middle of its phenomenal Broadway run. Since then, Glover's relationship to his creation has been clouded by a dispute over the collaboratively conceived work. A national touring version of "Noise/Funk" featuring Derick K. Grant from the Broadway production, which appeared at the Ahmanson Theatre in 1998, was dismissed recently by Glover as a "bootleg."

The disagreement about authorship and ownership was settled, apparently to Glover's satisfaction; the current national tour of "Noise/Funk," which opened Tuesday at the Ahmanson for a short run, features the tap-dance superstar back at the helm. Maybe I'm reading too much into peripheral things, but the behind-the-scenes dust-up may have inspired Glover as a performer: his dancing seems more comfortable now - there's an ease and spontaneity to his improvising (even a few slightly sloppy moments in group dancing) that implies there's less to prove with the material, and more to enjoy.

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Author:  Andre Yew [ Tue Feb 04, 2003 1:25 am ]
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A welcome noise and funk
Lewis Segal, LA Times

In the last months of his 20s, tap phenomenon Savion Glover is re-earning his reputation with a landmark display of what a passion for dance can mean in the theater.

Author:  Azlan [ Sun Jul 13, 2003 9:23 am ]
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Bring in da Noise, Leave Out da Funk

NY Times

They call themselves the Boxmen. Dressed in dapper suits, this Japanese tap dance group, men in their early 20's, rattle inside waist-high plywood box frames in a dance studio here. <a href= target=_blank>more</a>

Author:  kurinuku [ Mon Sep 22, 2003 8:33 am ]
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CSO, Glover tap into wider audience

The Chicago Tribune

Music for the dance was the overall theme of the program of 20th Century works directed by resident conductor William Eddins. He has long since proved himself a good man to have around whenever the CSO is in the mood to try something different. He did so again on this occasion as the orchestra played host to, of all things, a tap dance soloist—the talented Broadway hoofer and choreographer Savion Glover of "Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk" fame.

Author:  kurinuku [ Thu Oct 16, 2003 7:35 am ]
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Have orchestras sold their souls?

The Chicago Sun-Times

The main event in the CSO's Sunday afternoon season opener Sept. 21 was Broadway superstar Savion Glover tapping his way across a raised platform in front of the orchestra as soloist in Morton Gould's "Tap Dance'' Concerto. With resident conductor William Eddins on the podium, the program included two other dance-saturated works, two Stravinsky suites for small orchestra and Manuel de Falla's ballet, "The Three-Cornered Hat.''

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Author:  kurinuku [ Thu Dec 18, 2003 9:51 am ]
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Feet With a Lot to Say and Ways to Say It

The New York Times

Savion Glover, the tap-dance star, doesn't believe in standing still. He was constantly on the move on Tuesday night in the first act of "Improvography," his new two-act show at the Joyce Theater.

That first act was an extraordinary solo lasting about 40 minutes. All that time, his stamina was unflagging, his energy unquenchable and his virtuosity unbeatable. It was easy to understand why he has made tap popular with a whole new audience.

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:16 am ]
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Improvography/Savion Glover Joyce Theater
By Hilary Ostlere for The Financial Times

When last I saw Savion Glover, although his tapping was brilliant this unique artist appeared withdrawn, almost oblivious of the audience. This time a different Glover, with his seven-member Ti Dii company and a backup of five musicians, was decidedly more audience friendly. He even smiles a lot. From the word go, in an astonishing 45-minute non-stop solo with the instrumentalists playing on a platform behind him, Glover demonstrated in energy, endurance and expertise what a master he is not just of tap but the musical elements and rhythms that are endemic to this very idiomatic dance form.

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Author:  kurinuku [ Tue Dec 23, 2003 8:36 am ]
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Tap Star Glover Electrifies in Joyce Debut

The Associated Press
December 22, 2003

he tap sensation is as electrifying as ever in "Improvography," his Joyce Theater debut. Accompanied by a tight jazz quintet and his eight-member company, Ti Dii, Glover says more with his feet than many performers manage with their mouths.

The Tony Award-winning choreographer of "Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk" delivers a lengthy improvisational solo for the first act.

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