Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk, the tap-dancing labor of love created by dancer Savion Glover and director George C. Wolfe, may be closing on Broadway Jan. 10, 1999, but the national tour taps on.
According to press rep Carol Fineman, upcoming dates include:
Jan. 5-10, 1999: DeVos Hall, Grand Rapids, MI
Jan. 12-17, 1999: Blumenthal Center, Charlotte, NC
Jan. 19-24, 1999 Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, PA
Jan. 26-31, 1999: Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO
Feb. 2-7, 1999: Clowes, Indianapolis, IN
Spring TBA: including Baltimore, Miami, Orlando, Houston, San Diego.
Awhile back, director Wolfe explained the concept of Noise/Funk and his collaborator:
"From generation to generation, African-American tap dancers taught each other their steps. The old-timers passed on their information to Savion, and it landed in his feet, his being, and his soul. Reinventing these steps, he has created a new form of tap, and through his choreography, he is teaching tap to a new generation of dancers."
The 1996 Broadway production, winner of nine Tony Award nominations, plays at the Ambassador Theater.
Future projects for Glover will likely include more gigs for his dance group, NYOT (Not Your Ordinary Tappers) and work on a Harlem Globetrotters-based musical, Hoopz. -- By David Lefkowitz and Larry Bommer.