Savion Glover

(b. 1973)

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(b Newark, NJ, 19 Nov. 1973)

US dancer and choreographer. He made his Broadway debut as the title character in The Tap Dance Kid when he was 10 and went on to star in Black and Blue (1989), Jelly's Last Jam (1992), and Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk (1995) for which he also won a Tony award for Best Choreography. He made his film debut in 1988 co-starring with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. in Tap, and went on to feature in Spike Lee's Bamboozled (2000) and Happy Feet (in which he was the motion capture dancer, providing the blueprint for the film's animated penguin hero). Glover, a brilliant exponent of rhythm tap (as opposed to the more polished school of stage tap exemplified by Astaire), is widely considered to be the most important voice in contemporary American tap. Although his style is influenced by the heavy beats of hip-hop he also dances to live jazz and classical music, his rhythmically elaborate performances making him figure on stage as part of the musicians' ensemble as well as a dancer.

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Subjects: Dance.

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