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Tony Award-Winning Tap Dancer to Perform at UW Feb. 14

February 9, 2017
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Award-winning tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover will perform Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. (Savion Glover Photo)

Award-winning tap dancer, choreographer and “Sesame Street” actor Savion Glover will perform Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium as part of UW Cultural Programs.

Tickets cost $25 for the public; $20 for senior citizens, UW faculty and staff; and $10 for students. Tickets are available at the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts box office and the Wyoming Union information desk, by calling (307) 766-6666 or going online at

Glover is known for his unique dance style and choreography. His dance style is referred to as “young funk.” The style starts with moves from legendary tappers and transitions into Glover’s personal style.

He is the choreographer of the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit, “Bring in ‘da noise, Bring in ‘da funk.” The hit tells the story of black history from slavery to the present through tap dance.

Originally from Newark, N.J., Glover made his Broadway debut at 12 in “The Tap Dance Kid,” followed by “Black and Blue.” He later worked with director George Wolfe on “Jelly's Last Jam” and “Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk,” which earned Glover a choreography Tony Award. He later received another Tony nomination for his choreography work on 2016's “Shuffle Along.”

Glover has made appearances in a variety of television and film projects, including those for HBO, ABC and PBS. He also owns a dance company called Not Your Ordinary Tappers.

To learn more about Glover, visit

“We here at Cultural Programs love that world tap great Savion Glover had one day in his tour schedule to stop in Laramie,” says Janelle Fletcher, UW Cultural Programs director. “Please join us in this rare opportunity to host a world-class talent in Laramie.”

The four remaining spring UW Cultural Programs are: Irish band Danú, Friday, March 3; jazz singer Alicia Olatuja, Thursday, March 23; jazz musician Joey DeFrancesco, Friday, March 24; and Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, Friday, April 21.

Visit the UW Cultural Programs webpage at to view the 2017 entertainment lineup.

For more information, call Fletcher at (307) 766-5139 or email

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