Project Description

Classical Savion (2005 Joyce) [Poster]

Savion Glover
Classical Savion (Off Broadway & US Tour)

Executive Producer and General Manager of CLASSICAL SAVION, combining tap dance with classical music, starring Savion Glover with guest tap dancers and resident band, at the Joyce Theatre, in New York City on January 4, 2005 until January 23, 2005 followed by a 35-city tour with a one-week engagement March 22-26 at the Kodak in Los Angeles, returning to New York in May for two nights at the Apollo..

Produced by The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc, in associations with Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, LLC in association Savion Worldwide, LLC & Columbia Artist Theatricals. Executive Producer: Toby Simkin.

Directed & Choreographed by Savion Glover; Musical Director & Conducted by Robert Sadin; Lighting Design by Brenda Gray and Sound Design by Vance Garcia.

Starring Savion Glover with a Classical Orchestra conducted by Robert Sadin, Weiwei Le (Concert Master / Violin), Svetlana Tsoneva (Violin), Kris Tong (Violin), Pauline Kim (Violin), Schmuel Katz (Viola), Jessica Meyer (Viola), Soo Jee Yang (Cello), Clara Lee (Cello), Kevin Mayner (Double Bass) and Kenneth Hamrick (Harpsichord) plus a Jazz band including Tommy James (piano), Brian Grice (percussion), Patience Higgins (sax/flute) and Andy McCloud (bass)

General Manager: Toby Simkin; Production Stage Manager: Thom Schilling; Monitor Engineer: Greg Mann; Wardrobe Supervisor: Yvette E. Stapleton; Production Assistant: Will Cabrera; Musical Librarian: Bradley Kemp; Agent for Savion Glover: Carole Davis; Assistant to Ms. Davis: Shashala McFarlane; Company Manager: Russ Tilaro; Executive Assistant Karina Ramsey.

Press Representative: Rubenstein Public Relations (Richard RubensteinJaime Cassavechia); Advertising: LaPlaca Cohen Advertising (Steve Rogenstein) and Tour Booking Management: Columbia Artists Theatricals (Gary McAvay);

Tap Instrument: Event Systems; Backline supplied by Caroll Music; Sound Equipment supplied by One Dream Sound (Tim Coyle); Lighting Equipment supplied by 4Wall LightingBarbizon; Austrian Curtain supplied by ShowBiz Enterpises, Inc. and Limousine Services supplied by BLS Transportation

Nederlander Worldwide EntertainmentAs Executive Producer & Senior Vice President of Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment LLC since 2000, a New York based member of the Nederlander family group of companies, responsible for international development of theatrical markets, venues and shows.

Classical Savion was a one hour and fourty five minute show with two “pauses” between movements. There was no intermission.

CLASSICAL SAVION tour program show orderMusic for the Joyce run:

Vivaldi: Four Seasons
Summer – 3rd Movement
Autumn – 1st Movement
Autumn – 3rd Movement
Winter – 1st Movement

Piazzola: Four Seasons – Verano Porteño
(arr: Desyatnikov)

Interlude (1 minute)

Bach: Partita in E major for Solo Violin

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 –1st Movement

Bach: Air from Suite No. 3 in D Major

Bach: Badinerie from Suite No. 2 in B minor

Bartok: Rumanian Folk Dances – Pe Loc

Mendelssohn: Octet in E Flat major– 3rd and 4th Movements

Interlude (1 minute)

Finale: “Stars and Stripes Forever (For Now)” arr. Tommy James