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Savion Glover and Jack Dejohnette

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Savion Glover and Jack Dejohnette

Savion Glover & Jack DeJohnette 

When: Mon., June 20 and Tue., June 21 2016

MONDAY, JUNE 20–TUESDAY, JUNE 21

SAVION GLOVER & JACK DEJOHNETTE

Twenty years ago at the Tony Awards, a performance from Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk electrified an audience of tux-wearing attendees that still wasn't accustomed to hearing heavy club beats on Broadway. Tap dancing was something you'd see in period shows like Jelly's Last Jam, but it was demonstrably low on America's radar and it sure wasn't hip. The choreographer and star of the 1996 hit, Savion Glover, changed all that, helping to reintroduce America to a modernized vision of tap that reframed its sepia-toned image in the context of American history and jazz while injecting it with the verve of hip-hop. Jack DeJohnette, a celebrated drummer, pianist, composer, and scholar, is a living repository of jazz's past, present, and future—a natural, even sublime choice of collaborator. Accompanied by a skilled trio and frequent dance partner Marshall Davis Jr., Glover should have a plenitude of percussive riffs to play on, courtesy of Duke Performances and ADF. —David Klein

PAGE AUDITORIUM, DURHAM8 p.m., $35–$55, www.dukeperformances.duke.edu

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