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Tony-winning tap virtuoso Savion Glover at BYU Nov. 15

The Brigham Young University Performing Arts Series presents legendary tap virtuoso Savion Glover Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

Tickets are $35 for the general public, $32 for senior citizens and alumni and $28 for students. Tickets are available for purchase at the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or online at byuarts.com/tickets.

Glover’s show, “Bare Soundz,” pays homage to legendary jazz greats and tappers including Gregory Hines, Count Basie, John Coltrane and Thelonius Monk. Three “hoofers” (including Glover and two of his protégés) will take to the stage on individual tap platforms, creating their own rhythms and melodies with their feet accented by humming vocals.

A Tony Award-winning tap virtuoso, Glover is considered a national treasure and an ambassador of his art form. He is widely credited with revolutionizing tap dance. As a 1996 Tony Award-winner for his choreography in the Broadway hit “Bring in Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk,” Glover also garnered the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award for choreography, two Obie Awards, two Fred Astaire Awards, and the Dance Magazine Choreographer of the Year Award for his work on the musical.

Glover’s career began at the age of 12 when he starred in the hit Broadway show “The Tap Dance Kid.” A year later, he made his film debut in “Tap” with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. Glover was a series regular on “Sesame Street” for five seasons and was featured in Kenny G’s video “Havana” and in Puff Daddy and the Family’s video for “All About the Benjamins.”

For more information, contact Ken Crossley at (801) 422-9348 or ken_crossley@byu.edu.

Writer: Charles Krebs

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Photo by Mark A. Philbrick/BYU Photo

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