Tap Dance Superstar Savion Glover Brings Show to Penn State

November 12, 2002

"Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk," starring Savion Glover, brought down the house on Broadway. Now Glover, the tap dance phenomenon, brings 'da show to Penn State's Center for the Performing Arts for two performances at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 3 and 4, in University Park's Eisenhower Auditorium. Glover co-created, choreographed and stars in the show, which opened to critical acclaim in 1996. "Noise/Funk" uses the rhythms of tap to evoke important periods in the history of African Americans. Glover is joined on stage by dancers, drummers, the poetry of rapper Reg E. Gaines and other performers to take audiences on a journey that sets sail on a slave ship, leads to the lynching-frenzied South, moves to the beat of northern migration, finds its soul in the Harlem Renaissance, pays homage to the pioneers of Hollywood and wends its way through each decade from the 1950s to today. For more information, call (814) 863-0255 or visit

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