Savion Glover returns to The Joyce Theater
Savion Glover returns to The Joyce Theater with
An interactive work that explores the listener’s journey
June 21 – July10, 2010
Can we listen to the dance? Is it possible for the audience to communicate with and thereby guide the performer? According to Savion Glover, the answer to both of these questions is yes. With Sole Power, Savion Glover attempts to connect the rhythms of the sole to memories of the soul. Glover hopes to form a deeper connection with his audience members by encouraging them to blur the line between participating and being a spectator.
During his 3-week season at the Joyce Theater, Savion Glover will pay homage to his mentors, teachers and other progenitors of the art form; HooFeRz. The HooFeRz tradition is rooted in the complexities of sound and the perfection of being completely present in the moment. Sole Power explores the tap tradition through percussion and imagery. Maintaining the history and tradition of the original HooFeRz is the basis for much of Savion Glover’s work. Glover says, “The vignettes presented in Sole Power demand the audiences’ participation by requesting and inviting members to transmit their own communication to the hoofer, thereby, becoming a partner to the dance. Sole Power inspires an intimate conversation between the sole and the soul.”
In May of 2009 Glover opened the HooFeRz cluB – School for Tap in his hometown, Newark, New Jersey. With Sole Power a little more than a year later, Mr. Glover has come full circle. From creating a space to empower young dancers by keeping the technique, tradition and joy of the dance alive to creating a new work that is rooted in the feelings and memories associated with listening to the rhythms of the sole.
Savion Glover performs Sole Power June 21, 2010 – July 10, 2010. Show times: Mon-Wed at 7:30PM, Th – Sat at 8:00PM and Sat at 2:00PM.
For tickets call JoyceCharge, 212-242-0800. Tickets start at $10! The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street.
For more information visit http://www.joyce.org. *Ticket prices are subject to change.