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22
May

Bril Barrett @ OKC Tap Fest

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22
May

Bril Barrett Featured In King Of The Policy: Running Numbers

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The numbers game also known as numbers racket, the policy racket was a way that many black socialites gained the foundation of their investments. It was a time where black people had wealth, pride and a sense of community. The history of the policy will be told through narration, song, and dance. Let the good times roll and get ready to do the lindyhop because the King of the Policy is Home!

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14
May

M.A.D.D. Rhythms #3rdSundays #FREE #TAPJAM @ Lou Conte Dance Studio 2pm

M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ is hosting our 3rd Sundays #TapJam

and we want you there!

1147 W. Jackson Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60607

Sunday 5/20/18

2pm

TAP JAMS are our way of paying homage to the HOOFERS of old and the traditions they set.

TAP JAMS make us better. TAP JAMS give us new ideas.

TAP JAMS help us communicate.

TAP JAMS allow us to express ourselves.

TAP JAMS show us where we came from and where we are going.

TAP JAMS are absolutely necessary to nudge your growth as a tapdancer!

#FREE #Fun #OpenToThePublic #SeeYouOnTheWood

#ImprovToImprove #RespectTheDance

 

6
May

M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ The ABLE Factor Annual Fund & Friend Raiser

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6
May

Star Dixon @ Tap Family Reunion NYC

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Artistic Directed by world-renowned tap dance luminaries Dormeshia Sumbry-EdwardsDerick K. Grant, and Jason Samuels Smith, the first annual Tap Family Reunion is a three-day celebration of National Tap Dance Day – Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s Birthday. Events include performances, gatherings, workshops and so much more! Taking place at key locations throughout the city, this event is centered on the original American art form of Tap Dance to attract participation from tap dancers and enthusiasts worldwide as well as further engage our local community. All programming is meant to highlight the intergenerational importance of our culture; celebrate our elders and make our history accessible to our youth and everyone in between; and focus on the historical connections of the original American art form of Tap Dance that is deeply rooted in New York City.

This event is made possible by the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, So Danca, Da Super Villianz (Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derick K. Grant & Jason Samuels Smith), MYTE (Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble), Elka Samuels Smith – Divine Rhythm Productions, Tamia Santana – The Brooklyn Arts, Dance NYC, and Fractured Atlas. 

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*SUBJECT TO CHANGE

6
May

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew @ In Tribute 5/18/18

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6
May

Star Dixon w/Dorrance Dance @ Singapore International Festival Of Arts

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By Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely Created by Michelle Dorrance, Derick K. Grant, Toshi Reagon, and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

A spectacular evening of tap dancing set to emotive blues music.

Created by the world-class powerhouse team of Michelle Dorrance, Derick K. Grant, Toshi Reagon, and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, The Blues Project brings together some of today’s best tap artists, musicians, and choreographers in an innovative evening of rhythm, original live music, explosive energy, and raw emotion. Featuring performances by Bessie award-winning tap dance company Dorrance Dance with acclaimed singer-songwriter-guitarist Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely, The Blues Project is a creative collaboration that explores the relationship between music, sound, and movement.

As described by the Washington Post, “[the] intimate and rowdy merging of dance and music, with one disappearing into the other, hits you like a sonic distillation of a blistering American past and its perilous present, with a transcendent strength of spirit woven through.” This 60-minute production features an original score composed by Reagon, and performed live with her five-piece band, BIGLovely. Choreography by Dorrance, Grant, and Sumbry-Edwards, coupled with improvisations by the versatile dancers of Dorrance Dance, drives home the powerful conversation between live music and tap dance as its own musical score.

Winner of a Bessie Award in 2015 for outstanding production, The Blues Project brings together two dynamic ensembles for a transfixing program that expands and shatters notions about their respective art forms.

(Photos by Em Watson)

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24
Apr

Bril Barrett @ Cotton Club In A Box/Hillcrest High School

16
Apr

Bril Barrett @ Portland Tap Dance Festival

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16
Apr

M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ Regal Nights: Live Theatrical Fundraising

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16
Apr

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Las Vegas Presents The 6th Annual LV Tap Fest: Classic Edition

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