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23
Aug

M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ Young Queens Brigade Premiere “empoWOMENt” @ Peacebook 2017

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22
Aug

M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ Young Queens Brigade @ Soul Yoga Fest

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New dates for Soul Yoga Fest:

Friday August 25: Awards Dinner
Saturday August 26: Free Outdoor/indoor Kemetic Yoga Festival, Workshops and Classes

www.soulyogafest.com

Friday August 25, 2017: Community Awards Dinner honoring those who have made significant contributions to our community’s development, health and vitality, Keynote Speaker will be Wayne B. Chandler, the Author of Ancient Future. Meal will consist of Gourmet Vegan Fare created by Chef Iyabo Kiyaa Lawrence. In addition to our meal and awards there will be a Step and Repeat (Photo Opps in front of our banner), networking and conversation.

COST FOR THE DINNER IS $30.00 PER PERSON

Some of our awardees include:

Bril Barrett                                                                                             Wayne B. Chandler
Yeekskah Radcliffe
Marshawn Feltus
W.L. Lillard
Jill Minard
And More to Be Announced

SATURDAY AUGUST 26, 2017: ALL DAY YOGA, MEDITATION AND OTHER WORKSHOPS FOR ALL AGES AND LEVELS

Our all day outdoor festival will include Master Workshops presented by:
Yirser Ra Hotep
Wayne B. Chandler
Jill Minard
Khalidah Kali
Kassandra Kernisian

And a wide variety of other classes and workshops and entertainment.

Master Workshops, Beginner Classes, Senior Citizen Classes, Children’s Classes,

Yoga, Meditation, Belly Dance, African Dance, Chi Qung, Hip Hop Dance and More

VENDORS: There will be a wide range of cultural vendors and healthy food providers. If you are interesrted in being a vendor the fee will be $125. Please go to www.soulyogafest.com to fill out an application.

Look forward to Musical Concerts, Dance Performances, Spoken Word and HipHop Detox Session

Contact: Yirser Ra Hotep, 773 396-6613 or yirser@yogaskills.com

www.soulyogafest.com
Healing Our Elders: Yoga for Elders

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Darlene Blackburn, Sanovia Muhammad

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Maticia Sudah, Sanovia Muhammad

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Sanovia Muhammad, Darlene Blackburn

Real Men Do Kemetic Yoga: Steven Rousseau, Jaime Wilkinson, Ibteni Nimhat, Frank Mitchell

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

11:30 AM to 12:30 AM

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Yoga Beginners:

9:30 to 10:30 PM

11:00 to 12:00 PM

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Level II Kemetic Yoga

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Tai Chi: Raphre Newberry

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Kemetic Yoga For Children: Nubia Henderson, Maticia Sudah, Sadiya

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Meditation Journey to Amenta: Master Yirser Ra Hotep

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Master Workshops:
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM: Khalidah Kali: North African Belly Dance (Dance Studio)
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM: Kwesi Karamoko: Ausarian Tantric Yoga & Joints and Glands (Auditorium)
11:40 AM to 1:00 PM: Kassandra Kernisian: Kemetic Yoga & Healing the Sacred Feminine (Auditorium)
1:10 PM to 2:30 PM: Jill Minard: Kemetic Yoga and the YogaSkills Method for Flexibility, coordination and balance (Auditorium)
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM: Wayne B. Chandler: Alchemy of Inner Empowerment: Chi Qong & Energy Healing (Auditorium)
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM: Yirser Ra Hotep: Kemetic Yoga: Breath, Flow and Internal Power (Auditorium)

22
Aug

M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ Young Queens Brigade @ The 27th Annual Music & Arts Explosion

2017 COMMUNITY EXPO

22
Aug

M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ Young Queens Brigade @ Summer Dance Village – 12pm

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In collaboration with Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), Audience Architects presents Dance Village, a summer celebration highlighting various forms of dance through neighborhood competitions, with finale performances at a day-long dance festival in Millennium Park!

Dance Village will take place on Saturday, August 26th from 12-6 pm at Wrigley Square in Millennium Park. This event is open to the public, and all are welcome to enjoy the festivities.

Can’t wait to see you upcoming Saturday the 26th!
Here’s a schedule for the upcoming performance –

12:00 – M.A.D.D. Rhythms – Tap Dance Performance

12:15 – Meher Dance Company – Bollywood Dance Performance

12:30 – Concert Dance Inc – Contemporary Dance

12:45 – Ballet Chicago – Classical Ballet Performance

1:00 – Najwa Dance Corps Organization – African American Dance

1:15 – Ginger Jensen, Choreographer – Contemporary Dance

1:30 – Sarita Smith – Childs – Groove 3: Dance Exercise Mini Class

1:45 – Mandala Arts – Classical and Contemporary Indian Dance

2:00 – Ballet 5:8 – Classical Ballet Performance

2:15 – REIdance group – Contemporary Dance Performance

2:30 – Red Clay Dance Company Youth Ensemble – Afro – Contemporary Dance

2:45 – Duncan Dance Chicago – Isadora Duncan Dance Performance

3:00 – Dancing Petals – Traditional Kathak India Dance

3:30 – Stomping Ground Movement – Breaking / Capoeira

3:45 – Yin He Dance Company – Classical Chinese and Folk Dance

4:00 – Chicago Swing Dance Community – Swing Dance Performance

4:15 – Movement Revolution Dance Crew – Hip – Hop and Breaking

4:30 – Off Center Project – Classical Ballet Performance

4:45 – Joel Hall Dancers & Center – Jazz Dance

5:00 – BeMoved Dance – Dance Fitness Mini Class

5:15 – Nomi Dance Company – Contemporary Dance Performance

5:30 – Evanston Dance Ensemble – Contemporary Dance Performance

5:45 – Aloha Center Chicago ACC – Hula and South Pacific

22
Aug

Bril Barrett @ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic’s “The Best Of”

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Experience Chicago’s most innovative orchestra, Orbert Davis‘ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, presenting a culmination of some of its most celebrated works from its 13-year catalogue of repertoire bridging jazz, classical and other genres. The dynamic program will include selections from The Chicago River, Collective Creativity, Home and Away, and more, featuring 60 of the very best Chicago musicians and singers including Maggie Brown, Terisa Griffin, Bobbi Wilsyn, in addition to tap dancing duo Bril Barrett and Tre Dumas (Martin Dumas III) plus the CJP Youth Ensemble under the direction of Roosevelt Griffin…guaranteed to leave you inspired and wanting more!

22
Jul

M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance – TONIGHT

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We want to share a very special offer with you to see and hear JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance, Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 at the New Studebaker Theater in the Fine Arts Building at 410 S. Michigan Ave!

We are offering you 25% off JUBA! tickets with the promo code ARC25. Don’t miss out!

Friday Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juba-masters-of-tap-and-percussive-dance-friday-july-21-tickets-34698650598?aff=es2

Saturday Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juba-masters-of-tap-and-percussive-dance-saturday-july-22-tickets-34699678673?aff=es2

Extraordinary foot drummers and percussive arts masters from around the globe share the Studebaker Theater stage for JUBA!

This concert features performances by some of the country’s leading masters of tap and percussive dance, including a world premiere by CHRP’s new Artist in Residence, Dani Borak; solo performances by former Tap Scholars Jumaane Taylor and former CHRP ensemble member Tristan Bruns; STOMP alumna and Broadway hoofer (Shuffle Along) Lisa LaTouche; and many more.

JUBA! performances are on Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 and both shows are completely distinct. For more information about the line-up for Friday’s performance, or to purchase tickets, click here. More information about Saturday’s line-up will be available on this page soon.

The JUBA! concerts are the culminating events of Chicago’s prized citywide festival, Rhythm World. Rhythm World runs July 17–23 and includes scores of courses, master classes, and workshops, the 17th Annual Youth Tap Ensemble Conference, a brand new STOMP intensive focusing on body drumming and found-object percussion and teacher certification. For more information about the festival, click here.

28
Jun

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The BBF Crew @ International Festival of Life 7/1/17 4pm

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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.

BUY TICKETS HERE

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22
Jun

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew @ Summer of Opportunity

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12
Jun

Benefit For Diane Ellis @ The Logan Center for the Arts

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$20 RUSH Tickets available 
only on Wednesday June 14, 2017
DIANE L’IL SAX ELLIS
FUNDRAISING BENEFIT
sponsored by the Hyde Park Jazz Society
7:00 PM @ the Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637