How to become a percussion instrument

When Savion Glover dances, he cares more about the sound than the steps

February 25, 2007|By Mary Carole McCauley | Mary Carole McCauley,Sun Reporter

To watch Savion Glover dance to Vivaldi's Four Seasons is to see a man trying to turn himself into a violin.

SAVION GLOVER WITH THE BSO / / 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall / / 8 p.m. Friday, Strathmore Hall / / 410-783-8000 or balti moresymphony.org; 877-276-1444 or bsoatstrathmore.org

Savion Glover

Age:

33

Birthplace:

Newark, N.J.

Residence:

New York

Stage:

Won eight major awards, including a 1996 Tony Award for choreography for Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk.

Film:

Starred in Spike Lee's Bamboozled (2000). Served as the basis for the character of Mumbles the penguin in Happy Feet (2006).

Personal:

Married, with a 2-year-old son.

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