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March 2, 2012

NEWS RELEASE FROM CAL POLY ARTS:

CONTACT:  LISA WOSKE, lwoske@calpoly.edu
TICKET SALES:  805/756-2787; www.calpolyarts.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tap Dance Virtuoso Savion Glover Performs at the PAC

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA –  Under the direction of tap dancing phenom Savion Glover, Cal Poly Arts presents SAVION GLOVER’S BARE SOUNDZ at 7:30 on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the Performing Arts Center’s Cohan Center.
"Glover's rhythms permeate from within...with eyes closed and a smile on his face that (expresses) sheet joy in the music he was creating with his feet." (Dance Informa Magazine)

Bare Soundz displays the infinite versatility and virtuoso of Glover’s genius as a tap master.  This is an exuberant celebration of tap dance to sound, and sound to dance.  Using tap as “song, Glover merges acoustical vibrations in a music mosaic, hosting sounds explaining jazz, Caribbean beats, and other contemporary musical genres.

As a performer, Glover breathes tap once again, this time as percussion – and percussion as sound. Featuring Marshall Davis, Jr., this concert-style production exposes tap dance in an exciting new way.

“Tap dance is an acoustical instrument,” explains Glover. “I hope to share that with the audience – tap dance as percussive sound and song...Tap is a way of communicating.  It's all that I am. It's all that I've been and will be.  It's a way of life.  I'm very blessed. What I wish to communicate is simply joy.  Gratitude.  Praise.   I hope I'm able to achieve this with each composition I create.”

Student and adult tickets for the performance range from $24to $48 and may be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

To order by phone, call 805/756-2787; to order by fax: 805/756-6088.

24-hour on-line ordering is available at www.calpolyarts.org.

10% discount offered to groups of 10 or more. (Not applicable to student rates)

Sponsored by Dr. Dawn Starr and Family.

For more information on all Cal Poly Arts events, including audio and video samples, please visit www.calpolyarts.org.
 
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