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Published: November 1, 2008
Category: review

Savion Glover's "Bare Soundz"

By Rachel Straus

To be in the presence of a dance genius is one thing. To be in the presence of a dance genius who exudes joy from every pore of his body is plain miraculous. Savion Glover’s arrival on the Sadler Well’s stage this week with his latest show Bare Soundz was an []

Published: November 3, 2004
Category: profile

One Concrete Block at a Time: Elizabeth Streb

By Rachel Straus

In a garage space at the eastern edge of Brooklyn, six adults dodge two swinging cement blocks. As the pigeons in the garage’s rafters stay put, the dancers below scatter like a flock of birds each time the flying slabs come their way. A dancer dives – under a 30-pound block that []

Published: September 14, 2004
Category: review

The Magnificent Tapper of Our Time: Savion Glover

By Rachel Straus

Tap virtuoso Savion Glover moves loose as a shoestring to produce a razor-sharp sound. He sings bebop with his feet. And he considers himself a drummer more than a dancer, though he has won at age 31 more awards than any other tap dancer of his generation.

Mr. Glover opened the sixth []