The undisputed king of tap, Savion Glover, returns to the NAC February 5, 2011

Virtuoso tap dancer Savion Glover brings his flamenco-inspired production SoLo in TiME to the NAC stage February 5, 2011.

Since first exploding onto the global dance scene in the Broadway smash Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk! Glover has tapped his way into dance legend with his invention, clarity, speed and unique steps – using tap as sound, and sound as dance to brilliantly convey his belief that tap is a vital, contemporary form.

In this new exploration, Glover strips the art form to its essence to explore the passion of flamenco. As Glover explains, “I wanted to explore the rhythmic percussion of a dance that involves an emotional percussive history similar to the hooferz tradition.”

In SoLo in TiME, Glover is accompanied on stage by dancer Marshall Davis Jr. and Flamenco artists. Together these incredibly versatile artists embrace the enduring vitality of an ancient art and pay tribute to its percussive energy through a montage of sounds and intricate time passages of tap.

"The evening demonstrates his sincerity and curiosity; he is still searching for ways not merely to showcase tap, but to strip it to its essence... Mr. Glover has found a potent meeting point between his unadorned, musical approach to tap and flamenco’s raw passion."
- Gia Kourlas, The New York Times

“His tap dancing is a revelation of virtuosity, and more important, of expressiveness… He telegraphs emotions, stories, and history with his feet.”
- Aillen Jacobson, Newsday

SoLo in TiME
Performers: Savion Glover, Marshall Davis Jr., Flamenkina (Carmen Estevez, Francesco Beccaro, Gabriel Hermida) & Mark Ingraham
Improvography by Gregory Hines and Jimmy Slyde
Produced by The HooFeRzCLuB
Original Tap Compositions by Savion Glover

Duration: 75 minutes no intermission

SoLo in TiME runs in Southam Hall of the National Arts Centre on Saturday February 5, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $38.74, $48.43, $59.19 and $64.57 for adults and $20.72, $25.56, $30.94 and $33.63 for students (upon presentation of a valid student ID card).

Groups of 10 or more save 15% to 20% off regular ticket prices; to reserve your seats, call 613-947-7000, ext. 634 or e-mail grp@nac-cna.ca.

Tickets are available for purchase:

  • In person at the NAC Box Office
  • At all Ticketmaster outlets
  • By telephone from Ticketmaster, 1-888-991-2787 (ARTS) new!
  • Online through the Ticketmaster link on the NAC’s website (www.nac-cna.ca)
  • A service charge applies on all purchases made through Ticketmaster

This production is eligible for the Live Rush program. Full-time students aged 13-29 with a valid Live Rush membership may buy up to two tickets per performance at the discounted price of only $12 per ticket. Live Rush tickets are available from 10 a.m. on the day before the performance until 6 p.m. on the day of the performance. This includes all available seats, including the best seats in the house. Check out liverush.ca for information on the Live Rush program.

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For more information, please call:
Eleri Evans
Marketing and Communications Officer, Dance
National Arts Centre
613-947-7000 ext. 379; e-mail: eevans@nac-cna.ca
or visit the NAC website at www.nac-cna.ca

 

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