Performance and Conversation With Savion Glover – “SoLe Sanctuary”
Sunday, July 19, 6 p.m.
Rialto Center for the Arts, Georgia State University, 80 Forsyth St. NW, Atlanta
In “SoLe Sanctuary,” Savion Glover, the celebrated tap master and trailblazer, offers an astounding celebration and recognition of his mentors Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis Jr.
among others. “SoLe Sanctuary” marks a pinnacle in Glover’s illustrious career as a tap dancer, choreographer and educator in which he honors the history and development of tap with a rhythmic and expressive production described by the New York Times as a “deeper exploration of the idea of a dancer as an instrument.”
Glover is known for his signature dance style in which he gradually deconstructs traditional tap dancing moves and incorporates more innovative steps. He has choreographed and appeared in films such as “Tap” starring Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr., and “Bamboozled,” directed by Spike Lee, and the Academy Award-winning films “Happy Feet” and “Happy Feet 2.” In 1995, he choreographed the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical “Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk,” which explored the history of blacks in America through the art of tap.”