Before trappers, there were tappers. Fred Astaire, Bill Bojangles, Sandman Sims to name a few... I idolized their ability to make music and dance at the same time. So much so I used to pretend I was a tap dancing star in my church shoes. Time has moved on and now here is an opportunity to see on my favourites live!
NOW Magazine presents Savion Glover: SoLe Sanctuary
Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Koerner Hall
Gregory Hines called him "the greatest tap-dancer to ever lace up a pair of tap shoes." The New York Times raves, "to see Mr. Glover dance is to see a virtuosic and authentic artist at work." He performed on Broadway as a child and has appeared in numerous movies, TV shows, and music videos. He won a Tony Award for Bring in ’da Noise/Bring in ’da Funk and has choreographed the dance moves forHappy Feet and other movies. In a tribute to his idols, hoofer Savion Glover performs an all-new concert where his reverence for the art of tap is put to the stage, in the form of a living altar where he pays his respects to the craft that he has perfected. "Barebones and pure, full of the kind of rhythmic innovation that trips down one path, splinters off in different directions and then sweeps back home." (The New York Times)
On March 7th and 8th the Caribbean Studies Students Union (CARSSU) and the Cinema Studies Students Union (CINSSU) will be hosting the first-ever Caribbean Film Festival at the William Doo Auditorium on U of Tʹ St. George Campus.
This festival will showcase documentaries and narrative films that pertain to the Caribbean region, its diaspora, and will traverse a number of topics that delve into gender, race, ethnicity, popular culture, politics, sustainability of the environment, as well as the standing legacies of colonialism that still haunt the Caribbean. Our current line-up includes films with stories and histories from Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad. Prior to screening each individual film, an introduction will be made to the film and followed by a brief Q + A discussion with the director.
Our goal for this festival is to increase the accessibility and viewership of Caribbean-based films not only to its diaspora or within the University realm, but to the wider public. Moreover, we hope to portray the unique and differing inter-island narratives and perspectives. Please come out and support us in retelling and relaying our Caribbean stories and histories! It is a FREE event! Doors open at 5:30pm and screenings start at 6pm sharp.