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; 877-276-1444 or

Savion Glover




Newark, N.J.


New York


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


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


Married, with a 2-year-old son.

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