Tap-Dancing Phenom Savion Glover at Grunin Center Oct. 4

Sep 30, 2019
Courtesy of: Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts

Tony Award-winning, tap-dancing phenomenon Savion Glover, accompanied by the Ideal Ensemble, will visit the main stage at Ocean County College’s Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4.

Tickets are $32 to $57.

In his latest stage concert, Glover “applies his unique sense of musicality and his incredible stage presence to familiar compositions, from exploratory classics by John Coltrane to Glover’s original movements,” the college notes. “While highlighting tap as the leading instrument, Glover and The Ideal Ensemble allow audiences a celebratory experience through sound and abstract instrumentation.”

Glover made his Broadway debut at age 11 in “The Tap Dance Kid” in 1985 before earning his first Tony nomination at age 15 for “Black and Blue” in 1989. He worked with George Wolfe on “Jelly’s Last Jam” in 1992 and “Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk” in 1996, which earned him a Tony Award for Best Choreography. Another Tony Award nomination followed in 2016 for “Shuffle Along.”

He appeared with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. in the film “Tap,” as well as in Spike Lee’s “Bamboozled,” and choreographed the Warner Brothers releases “Happy Feet” and “Happy Feet 2.”

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 732-255-0500 or visit grunincenter.org.  —J.K.-H.

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