Touring Series Showcases Rhythm and Dance at River Campus in October



Oct. 2, 2008 – The Southeast Missouri State University Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts is proud to present the second and third of three Touring Series performances in October. These performances feature rhythm and dance.

All performances will be held in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall located in the Cultural Arts Center on Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

‘STOMP,’ Oct. 21-22, 7:30 p.m.

“STOMP,” directed and created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, is the international percussion sensation. From its beginnings as a street performance in the United Kingdom, “STOMP” has grown into an international sensation over the past 13 years, having performed in more than 350 cities in 36 countries worldwide.

“STOMP” is a unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy. The young performers fill the stage with compelling, infectious rhythms as they create rhythm from anything that makes a sound.  Using everything from 55 gallon drums, to Zippo lighters, to a box of matches, the performers leave the audience amazed by things that most people have never stopped to listen to.  The members of “STOMP” are a diverse group of talented performers from around the world, but they all speak the language of rhythm.

Savion Glover’s Bare Soundz, Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.

Under the direction of Savion Glover, “Bare Sounds” is an exuberant celebration of tap dance to sound and sound to dance.  Using tap as a song, Glover merges acoustical vibrations in a music mosaic hosting sounds explaining jazz, Caribbean beats and other contemporary musical genres.

Featuring Marshall Davis Jr. and Maurice Chestnut, this concert style production of Savion Glover’s “Bare Sounds” exposes tap dance as the acoustical instrument.

“Tap dance is an acoustical instrument,” Glover says. “I hope to share this with the audience — tap dance as percussive sound and song.”

Savion Glover, Tony Award winner, hoofer, choreographer, actor, director and producer is celebrating his 27th year as a hoofer in show business. Broadway and film credits include “The Tap Dance Kid,” “Black & Blue,” “Jelly’s Last Jam,” “Bring in ‘da Noise Bring in ‘da Funk,” the movie “Tap” with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr., Spike Lee’s “Bamboozled,” and the acclaimed Academy Award Winning 2006 Warner Brothers release of “Happy Feet” choreographed by Savion Glover.  



May be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling (573) 651–2265. Tickets may also be purchased online at, or by calling toll free: (800) 293-5949.