Savion Glover Taps for Tally Students


Savion Glover is often referred to as the “greatest tap dancer in the world.” Tonight, he will appear in Lee Hall Auditorium at 8 p.m. as part of the 2010-2011 Lyceum series, co-presented by FSU’s Seven Days of Opening Nights.

Glover has performed on some of the biggest stages around the world, including the Moulin Rouge, Lincoln Center, the Smithsonian Institution, Carnegie Hall and the White House.

When Glover was 22, he starred in the show “Bring da Noise, Bring Da Funk,” which revolutionized tap dancing on the way to winning Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and Tony Awards.

Glover has also appeared in major motion pictures, such as “Tap” with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. in 1988. In “Happy Feet,” he was choreographer and central motion-capture dancer for the role of the main character, the penguin Mumble, in 2006. In “SoLo iN TiME,” Glover’s latest production, he explores the connection between tap and flamenco with a live flamenco band and flamenco dancers.

Today at 2 p.m., Glover, along with three of his dancers, are scheduled to host a lecture in Lee Hall.

The event is open to all students. Photographing and recording are allowed during that time, but not allowed during the performance later on tonight. Tickets are available at the FSU Fine Arts ticket office, and are $10 for FAMU/FSU students with valid IDs.

[Editor’s Note: There is no relation between Tanya Glover and performer Savion Glover.]