Dance: Savion Glover/Downtown Live Communication

Variety Arts Theatre, New York City

It's not often that you get to see an inventor in his laboratory. But encountering Glover in this reprise of a show he did last fall is a little like being with Ford in Dearborn--or, more appropriately, Joyce in Dublin. Freed from the constraints of setting that defined him in Bring in 'Da Noise/ Bring in 'Da Funk, Glover and a small troupe create a phenomenally entertaining evening that's as emotionally eloquent as it is joyous. If your definition of a creative genius requires that the designee originate a new art, then Glover could be the paradigm.

--By Daniel Okrent

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