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Tristan Bruns’ What It’s Like To Be Human @ Links Hall


What It’s Like To Be Human is a new work by choreographer Tristan Bruns with additional choreography by collaborators Megan Davis, Jessica Tenbusch, Rachel Benzing and Kaytlin Bush. Following the performance will be a Q+L (Question and Listen) session and the comments you provide will directly affect the direction of the work in future performances. What It’s Like To Be Human is a part of the Links Hall 40th Anniversary LINKAGES program.

The main performance of What It’s Like To Be Human is April 19th at 7pm and is part of the Stomping Grounds Percussive Dance Festival presented by the Chicago Human Rhythm Project.

There will be a preview performance on Thursday, April 18th at 7pm and an invitation only matinee performance on Friday, April 19th at 2pm.

All ticket prices range from a standard $8 ticket, a $15 support the artist ticket and $40 support the artist AND Links Hall ticket.

​STOMPING GROUNDS is a two-month, City-wide festival presented in distinct communities throughout Chicago showcasing many of the city’s most accomplished percussive dance companies. Throughout the festival, unique combinations of artists from multiple ensembles perform and teach in schools, community cultural centers and in a grand finale at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.

LINKS HALL encourages artistic innovation and public engagement by maintaining a facility and providing flexible programming for the research, development and presentation of new work in the performing arts.

Chicago Human Rhythm Project builds community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs.

Original promotional artwork by Matt Palenske, aka Consumer. Dig his art and music at


Bril Barrett In King Of The Policy: Running Numbers @ Dundas Performing Centre For The Performing Arts In Nassau, The Bahamas



Donnetta “Lil Bit” Jackson’s Chicago Footwork Pop-Up @ Harold Washington Cultural Center



Bril Barrett @ Cotton Club In A Box

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Bril Barrett, Star Dixon, Donnetta Jackson @ DC Tap Fest



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

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Bril Barrett & Star Dixon @ The Cleveland Tap Experience

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Bril Barrett Featured In King Of The Policy: Running Numbers @ London’s Albany Theatre



Bril Barrett Featured On NBC 5 News @ 5pm TONIGHT

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Happy Black History Month!

HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!!!! @stardixon created this wonderful tap tribute to #BlackHistory & #ChicagoHistory

Thank you to my M.A.D.D. Rhythms fam for dancing, Pause Films for filming, and Harold Washington Cultural Center for always giving us a space to dance in!

Song #Black by @buddy

#RespectTheDance #TapDance #BlackHistoryMonth #ArtsPartners #ArtsVillage @afterschoolmatters #TeensMatter



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Your contributions have helped make M.A.D.D. Rhythms one the leading tapdance organizations in the Country.  We are so grateful to you for supporting our mission to preserve, promote and contribute to this artform called tap .

Thanks to you, our organization has touched the lives of thousands of youth – whether they needed a positive alternative to the streets, an outlet to express themselves or sought to improve their quality of life.

M.A.D.D. Rhythms is your community tapdance collective.  We exist to serve you and your loved ones – to spread joy, love, discipline and creative expression.

In this uncertain economic time, we count on your support – now more than ever.

Your gift is extremely important to M.A.D.D. Rhythms because it provides resources that make an immediate impact – that will help us through these interesting – and tough – times.

Your gift of $100, $500, $1,000 or $5,000 can make all the difference…… to our instructors, our students, our programs, our communities, our support staff – to every one here who works to serve you.

Please consider making as generous a gift as you can.

As Chicago’s under-served communities continue to experience an increase in youth related violent crimes, your tap collective is committed to staying at the forefront – for you, for your loved ones, for every person in the community.  Please help to make this possible with your contribution.

Your donation will make a world of difference.  I promise you.

Thank you so much for your help.




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