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September 23, 2019

Tap-Dancing Phenomenon Savion Glover at Grunin Center October 4

Savion Glover tap dancing

TOMS RIVER, NJ — The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts is privileged to welcome Savion Glover & The Ideal Ensemble to the facility’s main stage at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4.

The Grunin Center is located on the Ocean County College main campus, on College Drive in Toms River.

In Savion Glover’s latest stage concert, the Tony Award-winning, tap-dancing phenomenon 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. 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 (1985) before earning his first Tony nomination at age 15 for Black and Blue (1989). He worked with George Wolfe on Jelly’s Last Jam (1992) and Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk (1996), which won him a Tony Award for Best Choreography. Another Tony Award nomination followed, in 2016, for Shuffle Along.

He conquered Hollywood when he appeared with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. in Tap; Spike Lee’s Bamboozled; and the acclaimed Warner Brothers releases Happy Feet and Happy Feet 2, both of which Glover choreographed.

Glover has also enjoyed dancing on concert stages throughout the world, joined by legendary jazz musicians such as Jack DeJohnette, Roy Haynes, and McCoy Tyner. In his hometown of Newark, New Jersey, Glover sits on the Board of Directors at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and serves as its Dance Ambassador.

Tickets $32-57  [Grunin Presents Subscription eligible]

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Grunin Center at 732-255-0500 or visit grunincenter.org.

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