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Savion Glover: All FuNKD’ Up e entrevista

Savion Glover

Savion Glover

Matéria do site WTOP traz matéria sobre as atuais atividades do mestre Savion Glover. Por Jason Fraley, em 20.02.2018:

The New York Times called him “the greatest tap dancer who has ever lived.”

This weekend, the inimitable Savion Glover brings his fancy footwork to Washington to kick off his national tour of “All FuNKD’ Up” at the National Theatre on Friday and Saturday nights.

“This is the first stop for this particular production of ‘All FuNKD’ Up,’” Glover told WTOP. “I have a special relationship and dedication to the D.C. area, specifically the dance community, so it was only right that we accepted the invitation from the theater. … I’m encouraging everybody to come on out and just enjoy themselves, enjoy the dance and the environment.”

He’ll be joined on stage by a six-piece band, a company of dancers and even a few surprises.

“My goal and continued effort toward awareness of tap dancing through these productions is just allowing people to enjoy tap dancing as they would enjoy a rock ‘n’ roll concert, gospel concert, jazz concert or what have you. It’s just on that vibe,” Glover said. “[In] ‘All FuNKD’ Up,’ I’m dealing with music that a more familiar audience wouldn’t anticipate me dancing to. It’s funky, it’s loose, it’s live, it’s high energy. I might have a couple special guests from friends.”

The show marks Glover’s return to D.C. after performing with Vanessa Williams in November at the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Tony Bennett held at DAR Constitution Hall.

“That was a really cool night,” Glover said. “I was happy to know that tap dancing would be included in such an esteemed evening. Aside from that, just being there to be able to honor Tony Bennett and his great contributions [to popular music], it was pleasurable.”

While Bennett was born in Queens, New York, in 1926, Glover was born in nearby Newark, New Jersey, decades later in 1973. Rather than pursue the baseball route like his grandfather, who played shortstop in the Negro Leagues, Glover found his way into tap dancing early on.

A matéria completa pode ser lida aqui, com direito à entrevista.

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Nesta última:

Savion Glover can’t quite explain why he loves tap dance. It’s too hard to separate the art from himself. “It is simply the voice,” he said. “Tap is everything, because it is my voice.”

Tap has given Glover countless opportunities to meet people who changed his life, to see amazing places, but also to express himself through dance.

(…) The list of who Glover thinks should come to his classes is long: doctors, lawyers, musicians, intellectuals, artists, hunters, rock stars, people who need to pray, people who need therapy, Catholics, Hindus, Buddhists and Atheists.

“Basically everyone should come,” he said.

People just need to come to the classroom ready to learn. A diverse class means they’ll learn from the instructors, but also each other, he said.

Glover also likes mixing up levels and abilities. Even those who are an expert at something can return to the basics and work on honing their skills.

“And those who have never even scratched the surface might be greater than they know,” he said. “I like to bring them together and watch them learn and share.”

Even Glover, one of the best tappers in the world, is still learning and evolving.

“I’m still trying to discover [tap],” he said. “My style is ‘tomorrow.’ I don’t know what my style is, because I’m still, after all these years, trying to figure it out.”

Vídeos, fotos e matérias sobre Savion aqui no Divulgando:
https://divulgandotap.wordpress.com/category/savion-glover/

Tap Vídeos – Savion Glover

Tap Fotos – Savion Glover

Savion Glover

Savion Glover

Savion Glover: Novo espetáculo em Nova York

O The New York Times publicou matéria (em 19.06.2013) sobre o novo espetáculo de Savion Glover no Joyce Theater. Um trecho:

Within the first minutes of “STePz,” the playful new Savion Glover show that opened a three-week run at the Joyce Theater on Tuesday, all but one of its essential elements are established. As usual for this virtuoso tap dancer, there’s an amplified platform. Unusually, there’s recorded music. Mr. Glover, at his most relaxed and appealing, is joined by Marshall Davis Jr. and three accomplished female hoofers: Ayodele Casel, Sarah Savelli and Robyn Watson. They’re all having a ball.

The use of recorded music causes some major sound balance problems. But the upside is variety: tracks by John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Charlie Parker, but also Prince, Stevie Wonder and Shostakovich. Both this range and Mr. Glover’s colleagues keep him from the insularity that can plague his performances.

A few numbers in, the final element is revealed: two small staircase pyramids like the ones on which Bill Robinson most famously danced almost a century ago. Mr. Glover and Mr. Davis tap up and down and all over these stairs, sometimes while matching the tricky syncopations of a Parker tune exactly. Both men are rhythmically precise, but Mr. Glover can also be physically reckless, thrillingly so, with no loss of precision. As a trumpet tosses a handful of notes skyward, he might hurl himself down the stairs, answering every note as he falls. (…)

Leia o artigo completo em:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/20/arts/dance/savion-glovers-new-show-at-the-joyce-theater.html?_r=0#h[]

Savion Glover (foto de Andrea Mohin/The New York Times)

Savion Glover (foto de Andrea Mohin/The New York Times)

Tap Videos – Savion Glover

Savion Glover na Globo News e em O Globo de 05.02.2011

Leia matéria sobre Savion no site da Globo News, com vídeo:

Savion Glover, um dos maiores sapateadores do mundo, mostra sua arte

Horários alternativos do programa Almanaque:
Domingos: 12h30, 18h30; Quintas: 05h30; Sextas: 15h30.

Tap Videos – The Wonder Kids

Dirigido por Pamela J. Richardson e Jim Petersen, o documentário “The Wonder Kids” fala sobre o trabalho de Paul e Arlene Kennedy na formação de novos sapateadores, traz depoimentos de Debbie Allen e Savion Glover, entre outros, além da última entrevista de Fayard Nicholas (“The Nicholas Brothers”) antes de falecer em 2006. Apresentação de Dick Van Dyke.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU-gqCS4qVg

Tap Videos – Jimmy Slyde

Jimmy Slyde na Casa Branca, com apresentação de Savion Glover.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ACMujILKEI

Tap Vídeos – Jimmy Slyde

O mestre Jimmy Slyde na Casa Branca, apresentado por outro grande mestre, Savion Glover:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ACMujILKEI

Dica enviada pela mestra Cíntia Martin.

Tap Fotos – Savion Glover

Tap Fotos – Savion Glover

Savion Glover

Savion Glover

Tap Fotos – Savion Glover

Savion Glover

Savion Glover

Na TV – Happy Feet no SBT em 02.08.2009

Neste domingo, às 22h, o SBT exibe “Happy Feet: O Pinguim” em sua sessão “Oito e Meia no Cinema”. Leia outros posts sobre o filme aqui no Divulgando (que teve a participação, na animação do protagonista, do grande sapateador Savion Glover) clicando aqui.

Tap Fotos – Savion Glover

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Fonte: internet.

Pesquisando Tap Dancing na rede

mahalo3Além dos sites de busca tradicionais, conheci esta semana por acaso o Mahalo…

…que gera informações e muitos links de forma bastante organizada. Veja alguns links gerados (tudo apenas em inglês, infelizmente):

Tap Dancing
Savion Glover
Gene Kelly
Fred Astaire
Happy Feet

Savion Glover, 35 Anos

Savion Glover

Savion Glover

Nascido em 19 de novembro de 1973 em Newark, New Jersey, EUA, o ator, sapateador e coreógrafo Savion Glover completa hoje 35 anos.

Considerado o maior nome do sapateado mundial nos dias de hoje, Savion é graduado na Newark Arts High School. Quando fazia aulas na Broadway Dance Center, em Nova York, ainda menino, um de seus professores conseguiu para ele uma audição com um coreógrafo na Broadway. Seu talento fez com que aos 10 anos ele fizesse sua estréia no cenário dos mais famosos palcos do mundo no espetáculo “The Tap Dance Kid”. No cinema, sua estréia foi em “Tap”, de 1989, filme obrigatório para qualquer sapateador, contracenando com Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis Jr. e inúmeros grandes nomes da história do sapateado americano. Voltaria ao cinema em 2000 em “Bamboozled”, do aclamado cineasta Spike Lee.

Na televisão sua carreira também começou cedo: em 1990, passou a fazer parte do elenco de “Sesame Street”, cuja versão com elenco brasileiro (com nomes como Sônia Braga, Armando Bógus e Araci Balabanian) recebeu o nome de “Vila Sésamo” e fez muito sucesso entre as crianças da década de 70.

Com pouco mais de 20 anos já era um nome respeitado no cenário do sapateado mundial, alcançando o estrelato em 1996 com o espetáculo do produtor musical George C. Wolfe “Bring In ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk”.

Leia artigo da Dance Magazine sobre “Classical Savion”, espetáculo do início de 2005, clicando aqui.

Posts sobre Savion Glover no Divulgando: clique aqui.

Três Vídeos

Challenge: Gregory Hines e Sammy Davis

Do filme obrigatório para todo sapateador, “Tap”, de 1989. Com Sandman Sims, Bunny Briggs, Steve Condos, Jimmy Slyde, Pat Rico, Arthur Duncan, Harold Nicholas, Savion Glover e Suzzanne Douglas.

Cristina Delius, Brenda Bufalino e Carolyn del Rosario

O sapateado de Cristina Delius com a mestra Brenda Bufalino na percussão e Carolyn del Rosario ao piano.

Zatoichi

Cena de sapateado de “Zatoichi”, filme dirigido por Takeshi Kitano. Coreografia de The Stripes.

Mais Pinguins Sapateadores: Happy Feet 2 !

Do Terra:

O ministro do desenvolvimento de New South Wales, estado da Austrália, anunciou que o filme Happy Feet – O Pingüim terá uma seqüência produzida no país. A Warner Bros. vai novamente patrocinar a empreitada, que empregará 430 profissionais em 3 anos.

Leia mais clicando aqui.

Mais posts sobre Happy Feet clicando aqui.

EUA: Savion Glover no Lincoln Center

Do site BroadwayWorld.com:

“Spreadin’ Rhythm Around” will take place on Monday, October 6, 2008, 7:30PM, a benefit gala concert directed by George C. Wolfe featuring Nancy Wilson, The Canadian Brass Quintet, Savion Glover, Leslie Uggams and others.

Ticket prices are as follows:

$1,000 – 4 tickets + vip reception
$500 – 2 tickets + vip reception
$250 – 1 ticket + vip reception
$125 – 1 ticket
$100 – 1 ticket
$50 – 1 ticket

1/2 price discount offered to seniors and students @
$125, $50, $25

available only at the Juilliard Box Office at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater

The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Benefit Honorary Chairs: The Honorable David A. Paterson, Governor of New York Michelle R. Paige-Paterson

The Luther Henderson Scholarship Fund (LHSF) is a partnership with the The Juilliard School at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. It is dedicated to preserving the legacy of illustrious Broadway orchestrator and arranger Luther Henderson and to providing music scholarships for students of color at Juilliard.

Luther Henderson’s arrangements and orchestration, especially his special talent for creating music for choreographic movements, changed the music of Broadway forever. He is well known for contributing to the success of more than 50 Broadway musicals including Jelly’s Last Jam and Ain’t Misbehavin.

Tap Fotos – Savion Glover e Jimmy Slyde

Andrew Nemr, Savion Glover, Jimmy Slyde, Ben and Lynn Hosig e Clare O’Donnell. Fonte: internet (site de Claire O’Donnell).

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