January 23, 2019

Newark Native Glover On State Theatre Stage

PERCUSSIVE POWER: Tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover brings his dancers and six-piece band to New Brunswick’s State Theatre February 7.

State Theatre New Jersey presents Savion Glover’s All FuNKD’ Up on Thursday, February 7, at 8 p.m. Glover and company, with live band, will perform. Glover will also be doing a lecture/demonstration for select community groups earlier in the day on February 7.

A Tony Award-winning tap dancer, choreographer, and producer, Glover is celebrating his 35th year in show business. All FuNKD’ Up marks his newest expression that continues to procure tap as sound and sound to music.

Glover has danced on concert stages throughout the world with such jazz musicians as Jack DeJohnette, Roy Haynes, and McCoy Tyner. In his hometown of Newark, he serves on the board of directors at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), where he also serves as dance ambassador. He is the founder of The HooFeRzCLuB School for Tap as well as Savion Glover Productions.

Glover’s previous credits include The Tap Dance Kid, Black & Blue, Jelly’s Last Jam, Bring in ‘da Noise Bring in ‘da Funk, the movie Tap with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr., Spike Lee’s Bamboozled, and the a 2006 Warner Brothers release of Happy Feet and Happy Feet 2, both choreographed by Glover. Most recently, he choreographed the Broadway musical Shuffle Along.

For tickets, more information, or group discounts, call State Theatre Guest Services at (732) 246-SHOW (7469), or visit www.STNJ.org. The theater is at 15 Livingston Avenue.