Savion Glover’s ALL FuNKD’ UP
in concert with Savion Glover and Dance Candy
Choreographed by The HooFeRzCLuB
Produced by Savion Glover Productions
The Tony Award-winning choreographer and Tap genius brings his signature styled, foot stomping percussive sounds back to the concert stage. This HIGH IMPACT, FUNK filled concert is guaranteed to keep audiences dancing in their seats.
Savion Glover allows audiences to feel pulsating vibrations, while shaking the house infusing Funk in Tap, with a live band, rocking classic groove and one-of-a-kind Funk Jams.
Experience an integrative composition of classic Hoofer sophistication, and a brand of Funk through Tap Dancing In Concert that will rock your soul- in SAVION GLOVER’S ALL FuNKD’ UP!
Speaker: Lane Alexander
Location: Mac 140
Discussion include Barbara Ehrenreich’s book – Dancing in the Streets – and sharing about the collision of European and African cultural traditions starting in the 17th Century which led to the evolution of American tap dance as a distinct, American cultural form.Brief overview of the rich history of tap dance in Chicago from 1900 to the present – early practitioners and leading lights.
Lane Alexander is the Co-founder and Director of the oldest presenter of American tap dance in the US – the Chicago Human Rhythm Project – and the founder of the collaborative dance/arts space – the American Rhythm Center. His career spans 49 years and includes solo performances at Carnegie Hall, The Royal Festival Hall in London, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fischer Hall and Chicago’s Symphony Center among many others. He currently serves as a Senior Adviser to and faculty member of the Beijing Contemporary Music Academy. He received an Emmy nomination for co-directing the PBS documentary – JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance – an American Masterpieces Award from the National Endowment for the Arts and served on Rahm Emanuel’s transition team for cultural policy, helping to write Chicago’s cultural plan. He has performed, choreographed, directed, taught and lectured around the world including landmark performances at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, the 2nd national tour of The Tap Dance Kid and as the company teacher for the national tour of Billy Elliot, the Musical.
This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Illinois Arts Council and the Crane Group.
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Tony Award-winning, Tap Dancer, Choreographer, and Producer, Savion Glover is celebrating his 37th year as a Performing Artist in show business. Broadway and Film credits include The Tap Dance Kid, Black & Blue, Jelly’s Last Jam, Bring in ‘da Noise Bring in ‘da Funk, the movie Tap with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr., Spike Lee’s Bamboozled, and the acclaimed Academy Award Winning 2006 Warner Brothers release of Happy Feet and Happy Feet 2, both choreographed by Savion Glover. Most recently recognized for his award winning choreography in the acclaimed Broadway musical, Shuffle Along, Mr. Glover continues to focus on brining attention to the art form of Tap Dance as an instrumental component as well as maintaining a highly entertaining visual.
Mr. Glover has also enjoyed dancing on concert stages throughout the world with legendary jazz musician such as Jack DeJohnette, Roy Haynes, and McCoy Tyner. In his hometown of Newark New Jersey, Savion Glover holds the honor of being on the board of directors at the NJPAC where he also serves as NJPAC’s Dance Ambassador. Also in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey, Savion Glover established The HooFeRzCLuB School for Tap as well as Savion Glover Productions- a production entity highlighting the tradition of tap dancing and sound, and also serves as a team-based organization that seeks to provide quality production and project management services for tap dancers. Production credits for Savion Glover Productions include Classical Savion®, Savion Glover’s Bar Sounds, Visions of a Bible, Savion Glover’s SOLO IN TiME, Savion Glover’s SoLE Sanctuary, Invitations to a Dancer, Savion GLover’s STePz, Savion Glover and The Others, and assistant segment producer of Savion Glover’s Bar Sounds appearance on Dancing With the Stars.
Savion is thankful for and wishes to forever acknowledge Jimmy Slyde, Gregory Hines, Isaiah Lon Chaney, Buster Brown, Diane Walker, Chuck Green, Sir Slyde, Ralph Brown, Every Dan, Henry Letting, George Hillman, and John Coltane, some of the greatest entertaining Hooferz and musicians to date.
Dance Candy is a tight, polished six-pack of musicianship, schooled in the vibrant VCU music scene in Richmond. This all-star lineup features a soulful, sensuous female voice that draw influences from everyone like pop stars Adele and Whitney Houston to R&B greats like Jill Scott and Sharon Jones. The deep groove rhythm section can set the tone for everything from 70s funk to hip hop. The sophisticated, funky leads of the guitar set up the soaring melodies of the trumpet that leaves jaw dropped and hearts broken. The thing we love about Neo-soul is all the layers- all the influences. Hip hop and pop, jazz and funk and straight-up R&B all creating a big, funky scene of party-down. Dance Candy has got this thing down cold.
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