Savion Glover Dancer

Savion glover

Savion Glover (born November 19, 1973) is an American tap dancer, actor, and choreographer. As a learning prodigy, he was taught by notable dancers from previous generations. Glover is currently interested in restoring African roots to tap. He wants to put tap back into the contemporary black context. His great grandfather on his mother's side, Dick (King Richard) Lundy, was a short stop for the Negro Leagues. He managed eleven Negro League baseball teams, including the Newark Eagles. His grandfather, Bill Lewis, was a big band pianist and vocalist. His grandmother, Anna Lundy Lewis, was the minister of music at Newpoint Baptists Church in Newark. She played for Whitney Houston when she was singing in the gospel choir. Anna Lundry Lewis was the one who first noticed Savion's musical talent. She once held him and hummed some rhythms to him, and he smiled and joined along. Savion claims his style is young and funk. When asked to describe what funk is, he says it is the bass line. Funk is anything that gets one's head on beat. It is riding with the rhythm. It is a pulse that keeps one rolling with the beat. Gregory Hines, a tap legend, was once one of Glover's tap teachers.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 19th, 1973
Nationality
United States of America
Ethnicity
African American
Places lived
Newark , New Jersey
pop. 278,427 (2013)

Family

Spouse

Education

1. Newark Arts High School Public high school

Newark Arts High School is a four-year magnet public high school, serving students in grades 9 through 12 in Newark, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Newark Public Schools. In 2010, the 6th graders of William Brown Academy is housed there as its venue is currently being built. The school is located in the University Heights area of Newark.

Type Magnet school
Founded
1931
Headquarters
Newark
Official web page www.nps.k12.nj.us
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Newark Arts High School connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama46.5
Music36.7
Comedy26.45
Documentary26.5

1. Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem (2004)

Documentary
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0

Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem is a 2004 documentary film written by Ruth Adkins Robinson.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Amy Bradshaw
English
United States of America

2. Bamboozled (2000)

Comedy, Drama, Music
played Manray, Mantan
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
136.0
,
Jon Kilik
,
Kisha Imani Cameron
5 Show list $10M

Bamboozled is a 2000 satirical film written and directed by Spike Lee about a modern televised minstrel show featuring black actors donning blackface makeup and the violent fall-out from the show's success. The film was given a limited release by New Line Cinema during the fall of 2000, and was released on DVD the following year.

Awards

Top cast

Sloan Hopkins
Thomas Dunwitty
Junebug
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Television
Racism
Bamboozled
English
United States of America

3. The Wall (1998)

Drama, War
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
1 Show list

The Wall is a 1998 film directed by Joseph Sargent.

Awards

Top cast

Col. Holst
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. Tap (1989)

Comedy, Drama, Music
played Louis Simms
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
111.0
14 Show list 1 Show list

Tap is a 1989 drama film written and directed by Nick Castle. It stars Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Awards

1989 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Top cast

Nicky
Dancer #2
Max Washington
Harry
Sandman
Amy Simms
Arthur
Bunny
Tap Dancer in Club
Steve
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Tap
English
United States of America

Guest TV appearances

Saturday Night Live

Program genre

Stand-up comedy
Comedy
Sketch comedy
Satire
Variety show

Official site

External resources

Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title NBC's Saturday Night. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest and features performances by a musical guest.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S25-E03 October 23rd, 1999

The Jamie Foxx Show

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

The Jamie Foxx Show is an American television sitcom that aired on the WB Network from August 28, 1996 to January 14, 2001. The series stars Jamie Foxx, Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher B. Duncan, Ellia English, and Garrett Morris.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E11 January 14th, 1999 Nile

Awards won

1996 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk Award-Winning Work
Drama Desk

1996 Tony Award for Best Choreography

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk Award-Winning Work
American Theatre Wing
The Broadway League

1996 Obie Award for Special Citations

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk Award-Winning Work
Village Voice Media

1996 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Choreography

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk Award-Winning Work
Outer Critics Circle

Wikipedia

Check Savion Glover on wikipedia.

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