FirstWorks presents Savion Glover’s STePz – his newest exuberant celebration of tap dance to sound – and sound to dance. Since Savion Glover first exploded onto the stage with his Broadway smash hit Bring In da Noise, Bring In da Funk, he has become one of the precious few artists to radically embody, redefine and expand their art form. In this production, Mr. Glover and his ensemble of dancers (TLHS) takes tap dance to new heights by fusing traditional music selections of the past with Glover’s self-proclaimed tap style and energy of the future.
STePz demonstrates Mr. Glover’s incredible ability to perform the complexities of jazz phrasing—both bass line and melody—as well as wild improvisations—structure and deconstruction—from departure to return. FirstWorks audiences will have the opportunity to experience the versatility and virtuoso of Savion Glover's genius as a tap dance superstar and witness the seemingly impossible: a continuous flow of percussive taps with the subtlest of moves.
Glover is a Tony award-winning hoofer, choreographer and producer. His numerous credits include the Broadway shows The Tap Dance Kid; Black and Blue; Jelly’s Last Jam; and the films Tap with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr.; Bamboozled by Spike Lee; and Happy Feet, an Academy Award winner choreographed by Glover.
“Glover is the kind of supreme artist you adore.” – The Washington Post
"The greatest tap-dancer to ever lace up a pair of tap shoes."— Gregory Hines