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Savion Glover has the sound

Three Stages presents a prodigy whose “artistry, no matter the musical accompaniment, begins below the knees” (New York Times).

After making his Broadway debut at age 12, Savion Glover became one of the youngest males to be nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor. At 18 he was given the Martin Luther King Jr. Outstanding Youth Award and played a major role as Young Jelly in the Broadway theatre play “Jelly’s Last Jam.” At 23 Glover won a Tony Award for his choreography in “Bring in ’Da Noise, Bring in ’Da Funk.”

Under the direction of Glover, Bare Soundz (which is both the name of the program, and the name of Glover’s ensemble) exposes tap dance as an acoustical instrument.

“I hope to share this with the audience: tap dance as percussive sound and song,” said  Glover.

Tap is percussion, percussion is sound — it can encapsulate jazz, Caribbean beats and other contemporary musical genres — and all of it is the perfect medium to display the infinite variety and virtuosity of Glover’s genius as a tap master.

Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22. Tickets are $25 to $45 with premium tickets set at $55 and student tickets (with valid ID) are $12. Tickets are available online at www.threestages.net or from Three Stages Ticket Office at (916) 608-6888 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Three Stages is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, facing East Bidwell Street.

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