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Savion Glover calls his latest show “Sole Power.” The silly wordplay suits a virtuoso who has been turning his art inside out for 25 very public years. Since his first Broadway bow, in “The Tap Dance Kid,” Glover has moved his dizzy-making footwork from dazzling display to a more introspective style that has been compared with the later work of Miles Davis, who had a habit of performing with his back to the audience. One minute he’s a crowd pleaser; the next it’s as if he couldn’t care less. With each subsequent summer fling at the Joyce Theater, Glover challenges his audience further with his elliptical, moody transitions, and “Sole Power” continues the trend.
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