Dubbed the “Man Who Saved Tap Dancing,” Savion Glover has been a star since 1986 when he made his Broadway debut in The Tap Dance Kid at the age of twelve. His many other Broadway credits include conceiving, choreographing, and performing in Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk in 1996. He is credited with integrating styles of the grand masters of tap with the rhythms of rap music and hip hop. Glover made his Jacob’s Pillow debut in 2002, performing an unaccompanied solo on the Gala Opening program. His most recent appearances at the Pillow bridged the generations of tap artists by including renowned artists Jimmy Slyde and Dianne Walker as well as several young talents.
EXPLORE BRIAN SEIBERT’S MULTI-MEDIA ESSAY ON SAVION GLOVER