ALBANY, NY (09/28/2016)(readMedia)-- Award winning dancer/choreographer Savion Glover will appear on Saturday, October 15 at 1 p.m. at Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, on the UAlbany downtown campus as part of "The Creative Life," a new conversation series in the arts at UAlbany. "The Creative Life" features major artists in conversation about their creative inspiration, their craft, their careers, and the demands of sustaining an artistic practice over time. Glover will be interviewed on stage by WAMC's Joe Donahue, followed by an audience Q & A. The event is free and open to the public.
"The Creative Life: A Conversation Series at UAlbany" is an exciting new initiative of the New York State Writers Institute, UAlbany Performing Arts Center, and University Art Museum. Presented by the University at Albany Foundation, the series features live onstage interviews with artists of national and international prominence.
Savion Glover is a Tony award-winning choreographer and "the greatest tap dancer to ever lace up a pair of tap shoes" (Gregory Hines). At the age of 10 he starred in the Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid, which earned seven Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. At the age of 15, he received a Tony nomination for his role in Black and Blue and, three years later, a Drama Desk Award nomination for his role in Jelly's Last Jam. He both starred in and choreographed the musical Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, for which he received a Tony Award for choreography. In 2016, he earned another Tony nomination for choreography for Shuffle Along.
Glover has made numerous appearances on Sesame Street and also performed the live capture dance moves for "Mumble," the penguin in the Disney film HAPPY FEET (2006) and its 2011 sequel. He's the author of the 2000 memoir for young readers, Savion! My Life in Tap, "A fascinating account of the remarkable career of the young dancer/choreographer whose incorporation of rap and hip-hop into a declining American art form renewed the popularity of tap dancing" (School Library Journal).
NOTE: Glover will premiere his latest work New Soundz, at The Egg on October 15 at 8:00 p.m. (For information contact The Egg Box Office at 518-473-1845)
The Creative Life events are free and open to the public. Additional events in the series are currently being planned for the spring of 2017.
Major support for The Creative Life is provided by The University at Albany Foundation, with additional support from UAlbany's Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President for Research, and University Auxiliary Services.
Contact the Performing Arts Center's box office at (518) 442-3997 for additional information.