This photo gallery includes highlights from Savion Glover’s performance and master class, as well as the gala and afterparty. To see more, just click the forward arrow on the image above. Photos by Amanda Tipton and John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter.
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ 37th annual Saturday Night Alive gala on March 4 netted a record $1 million. The fundraiser is a benefit for the DCPA’s extensive theatre education programs, which serve more than 105,000 students each year.
The sold-out crowd of 800 was treated to a high-energy show by Tony-winning choreographer Savion Glover in the Stage Theatre, plus a live showcase of the DCPA’s educational programs over dinner performed by students from DCPA programs. Among those in attendance were Congressman Mike Coffman. The emcee was Ed Greene of CBS Denver.
Glover, a virtuosic tap dancer who made his Broadway debut at 12, was mentored by, among others, tap legend Gregory Hines, who said of Glover: “Savion is possibly the best tap dancer who ever lived.”
The afterparty band was Denver’s Wash Park Funk Band.
The 2017 Event Chairs were L. Roger and Meredith Hutson.
The Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 Saturday Night Alive was BMW of Downtown Denver. Platinum Sponsors were the Salah Foundation and United Airlines. Emerald Sponsors were the Colorado Oil and Gas Industry, HealthOne, The Westin Hotel Denver. Gold Sponsors were Always Best Care Senior Services, Epicurean Catering, Kathie and Keith Finger, u.s. bank, Colorado State Bank and Trust, The Tuchman Family Foundation and Triptyk Studios. The Surprise Box Sponsor was Kendra Scott.
Video our interview with Savion Glover, plus concert highlights
Previous NewsCenter coverage:
Savion Glover to headline DCPA’s Saturday Night Alive
How the Seawell Grand Ballroom looked as education students performed at Saturday Night Alive. Photo by Amanda Tipton.