Tap star Savion Glover in a one-nighter at the Harris Theater (Preview)

Photo courtesy of Savion Glover Productions
Photo courtesy of Savion Glover Productions

As the premiere tapper of his generation, Tony-award winner Savion Glover brings his latest project STePz to Chicago in a one-night engagement at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance Jan. 24. Glover is one of few modern day tap dancers to break into the mainstream; with credits like Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk  and Happy Feet, he joins Gregory Hines and Sammie Davis Jr. as one of few elite American contemporary tappers. Plus, he is super cool.

Glover’s STePz features an eclectic song list spanning classical, jazz, and pop genres. In addition to Glover, the performance features tap dancer Marshall Davis, Jr. and 3CW (3 Controversial Women): Ayodele Casel, Robyn Watson, and Sarah Savellhas.

“Glover & Friends” perform a special set the following afternoon as a part of the Harris Theater’s Family Series, an hour-long event geared toward families with children under 10.

Here’s a sneak peek of STePz!

Savion Glover’s STePz takes place Friday, Jan. 24, 7:30 pm at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph St). Tickets are $30 – $55, available online at harristheaterchicago.org, or by calling the Box Office at 312-334-7777. ­­ The Harris Theater Family Series performance takes place at 2:00pm on Jan. 25; tickets are $10 – $15.

Author: Lauren Warnecke

Lauren Warnecke is a freelance dance critic, contributing to the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Magazine. She is senior editor of See Chicago Dance. Lauren covers dance across the Midwest and writes regularly for Dance Magazine and Pointe with additional bylines in Milwaukee Magazine, St. Louis Magazine and Dance Teacher. Forthcoming publications include essays on ballet training in Chicago (University of Illinois Press) and Shirley Mordine (University of Akron Press). In 2020, Lauren published an opinion piece on the impact of COVID-19 on the arts in the South African journal Agenda. Lauren holds degrees in dance and kinesiology and has presented research on dance training practices at the National Dance Education Organization and the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science. She has co-facilitated critical dance writing intensives in Chicago and Durban, South Africa, and participated in writing residencies at the National Center for Choreography, Bates Dance Festival and JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience. Lauren teaches dance history and kinesiology for dancers, with part-time appointments at Loyola University Chicago and Illinois Wesleyan University.