Tap rocks. It’s official. First we heard about Tilly and the Wall and their tap dancing support to CSS at the Astoria recently and now we get bowled over by a smoking hot London debut from Savion Glover at Sadlers Wells.
"Live For London" isn’t a dance show as such, it’s a concert. Glover is a master tap dancer and entertainer but most importantly he’s an incredible musician whose instrument is his entire body channelled through his snap, crackling and popping feet. He leads a tremendous jazz band, The Otherz, playing funky pass the parcel with rhythms and riffs and conjuring up sublime syncopation. Joined by three other genius hoofers "on taps" in the second half there's a more showcasey dance turn but there’s not a jazz hand in sight; just shedloads of energy, virtuosity and jaw-droppingly nifty tapping. They don’t miss a beat.
Also, Savion wears green tap shoes. And he did the feet for Mumble the penguin in "Happy Feet".
Catch Savion Glover "Live For London" at Sadlers Wells until Saturday 16 June. Box office 0844 412 4300.