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25
Jun

Jumaane Taylor Names As A Chicago Dancemakers Forum 2017 Lab Artists

7132017_ImageAnnouncing the 2017 Lab Artists!

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Chicago Dancemakers Forum is thrilled to announce the six dancemakers who have been selected to be receive the 2017 Lab Artist Awards: Brittany Harlin, Daniel “Bravemonk” Haywood, Joshua L. Ishmon, Jumaane Taylor, Rika Lin and Victoria Bradford.
For the first time since its inception Chicago Dancemakers has increased the number of Lab Artist awards from four to six. Each artist will receive a $15,000 cash grant combined with a year of mentorship to support the research, development and presentation of a newly choreographed work.
Awardees will be honored during the 2017 Lab Artist Awards Celebration and Benefit on July 13 at The Arts Club of Chicago.

22
Jun

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Performs Supreme Love @ Jacob’s Pillow

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Tireless: A Tap Dance Experience Curated by Michelle Dorrance

Jun 28 – Jul 2

For the first time ever, astonishing tap artists from our backyard and beyond come together in a program curated and introduced by the “tireless ambassador of tap” Michelle Dorrance (The New York Times). TIRELESS exhibits the endless talent, depth, and perseverance of the international tap community.

A Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient and MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellow, Dorrance introduces this Pillow-exclusive engagement featuring tap dancer and bassist couple Reona and Takashi Seo of Japan in AUN; Chicago-based choreographer and performer Jumaane Taylor and his ensemble work Supreme Love; Joe Orrach of San Francisco in his solo performance entitled In My Corner; and tap dancing siblings Joseph and Josette Wiggan of Los Angeles.

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7
Jun

HWCC Summer Arts Intensive Registration Now Open

Summer Intensive 2017

7
Jun

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy Open House, Student Showcase & After School Matters Summer Orientation/Audition

Open House 2017

24
May

National Tap Dance Day Is The EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE For RHYTHM WORLD – May 25 – Don’t Miss Your Chance To Save $$$

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MAY 25 – National Tap Dance Day!
MAY 25 – EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE!
One of the ways we celebrate is to offer discounts to our summer festival – RHYTHM WORLD – through May 25 – after all – how can you forget the date? It’s Bill Robinson’s birthday – so give yourself a present – SUMMER TAP FESTIVAL!
www.chicagotap.org

 

17
May

Jumaane Taylor @ 2nd Annual True Sound Rhythm Festival

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True Sound Rhythm Festival brings the world’s premiere tap dancers to Houston for a rich evening of collaboration and innovation. Accompanied by some of Houston’s best-known jazz musicians, and featuring a cast of performers that includes Emmy-award winner Jason Samuels Smith, Ayodele Casel–hailed by Gregory Hines as “one of the top young tap dancers in the world,” and the legendary Dianne “Lady Di” Walker–this concert celebrates the legacy of tap dance through breathtaking improvisation and dynamic choreography. <<PERFORMERS: Dianne Walker, Jason Samuels Smith, Ayodele Casel, Jumaane Taylor, Danny Nielsen, Jason Bernard, B’Jon Carter, Tony Merriwether, True Sound Rhythm Project, and many more!!

Registration

11
May

The Entire M.A.D.D. Rhythms Family @ Big Deal: 13th Annual Performing Arts Gala

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May 15, 2017 will mark a brand new milestone for gem of Chicago as executive producer Jimalita Hunter and Harold Washington Cultural Center host “Big Deal”, a theatrical fundraising gala. This production is a continuation of its Broadway in Bronzeville series. The gala will feature songs and scenes from over 10 top Broadway and off Broadway productions, including 42nd Street, Othello, Fosse, Phantom of the Opera, and more. This marks the kick off to the Harold Washington Cultural Center’s 13th year anniversary celebration. Each year we present our alumni and current members of Broadway in Bronzeville/ Off the Streets on the Stage programs. We also have an awards ceremony and pre-event reception. The goal is to raise funds to operate and expand our performing arts program for 2017-2018. Donell Jones, Louis Car, Josilyn Martin, Jahkil Jackson, and Betty Magness are listed as awardees.

Featuring:

M.A.D.D. Rhythms

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy

And Introducing……..

M.A.D.D. Rhythms “Grown & Sexy” Crew

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1
May

Jumaane Taylor @ Seaside Dance Festival

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What: Seaside Dance Festival
When: Friday, May 5, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Seaside Amphitheater

The Merchants of SEASIDE invite you to join them Friday through Sunday, May 5-7, for one of Seaside’s most exciting times of the year, Seaside Dance Festival weekend. This annual dance festival draws professional dancers and guest artists from around the globe to the Seaside Amphitheater for a weekend celebration of exceptional dance artistry. Lectures, demonstrations, performances and documentary films each night are free and open to everyone.

http://sowal.com/event/seaside-dance-festival

25
Apr

M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ Focus On The Arts 2017

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11
Apr

M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ THE ONE Urban Dance Showcase

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11
Apr

Jumaane Taylor @ Stockholm Tap Festival

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