You may know him from his career starts as The Tap Dance Kid on Broadway and as a longtime tap dancer on Sesame Street or his later unprecedented choreography from Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk that garnered him a Tony Award for Best Choreography. Savion was privileged to dance with and be guided by the great Bunny Briggs, Buster Brown, Lon Chaney, Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jimmy Slyde and Diane Walker. Today, he carries on the legacy of these pioneering hoofers.
Savion "could arguably be the best tap dancer that ever lived. He's a genius." -Gregory Hines
IN RESIDENCE OCTOBER 11-13
Tony Award-winning choreographer and legendary tap master Savion Glover returns to Jackson Hole to teach and do outreach. This fourth residency at Dancers' Workshop includes open level tap classes in the studios of Dancers' Workshop, school outreach at Jackson Hole Middle and High Schools, and a community lecture demonstration to wrap up his residency. Prepare to learn not only movement but tap history, philosophy, rhythm and musicality. On Friday and Saturday, Savion will be joined by musician Mark Ingraham, the musical director and cornet player for Savion Glover Productions and is a jazz music educator decorated with a degree in jazz trumpet performance.
Savion says that Mark's participation in this residency will "further allow us to introduce this element of 'theory importance' and also to invite more musicality awareness as it relates to this particular approach to tap dancing".
RHYTHM & THEORY WORKSHOP
Expect the unexpected in three days of tap with world-renowned tap dancer Savion Glover and musician Mark Ingraham. Using an unconventional teaching style, Savion teaches rhythms that you create with your body rather than step-by-step routines. These classes are open level for ages 7+ and multi-generational.
If you have ever wanted to try tap or want to finesse your style, why not join the world’s greatest living hoofer!
Thursday, Oct 11 / 5:30-7:00pm
Friday, Oct 12 / 6:00-7:30pm
Saturday, Oct 13 / 12:00-1:30pm
$68 Full Workshop
Come learn about the history of tap, hear Savion's philosophical approach to tap and see a little tap magic by Savion alongside musician Mark Ingraham.
Saturday, October 13
Dancers' Workshop Studio 1
Free, not ticketed
Project support by the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, TCSD Rec District and the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund