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Posts from the ‘Tap Festivals’ Category

11
Dec

Star Dixon @ Detroit Hoofin’ Ground

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30
Nov

Give To M.A.D.D. Rhythms On Giving Tuesday

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8
Nov

Star Dixon @ Tap Jam 2019 – 25th Anniversary

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16
Oct

Bril Barrett @ Twin Cities Tap Festival

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23
Sep

M.A.D.D. Rhythms: A Journey Of The Dance Through Music

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23
Sep

Chicago Tap Summit 2019 Is Almost Here! Have You Registered, Yet?

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11
Aug

Urgent: Chicago Tap Summit 2019 – New Dates!

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The Chicago Tap Summit 2019 is on its way. The faculty for this years summit includes members of the world famous M.A.D.D. Rhythms tap dance crew and a few special guests.

Join M.A.D.D. Rhythms for The Chicago Tap Summit 2019 October 4th – 6th.

Click Here For More Information

22
Jul

Tristan Bruns, KJ Sheldon & Rachel Perine @ Rhythm World 29: JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance

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Festival Passes are no longer available. Single tickets are still on sale and available to purchase.

Please call 312-542-2477 or email us at info@chicagotap.org with any questions, comments, or concerns.


~~ $75 tickets benefit the Tap Scholar program and also include a post-show reception with the performers at the Dance Center of Columbia College ~~


The last night of JUBA! will feature multiple well-renowned and up-and-coming tap dancers in a spectacular finale! They will be joined again by the Eric Hochberg Trio with Tim Mulvenna and Vijay Tellis-Nayak in what will be an amazing night of music and dance!

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22
Jul

M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ FEELING GOOD: A MADD Tribute To Nina Simone @ Rhythm World 29: JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance

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Festival Passes are no longer available. Single tickets are still on sale and available to purchase.

Please call 312-542-2477 or email us at info@chicagotap.org with any questions, comments, or concerns.

~~ $75 tickets benefit the Tap Scholar program and also include a post-show reception with the performers at the Dance Center of Columbia College ~~

The third night of JUBA! at the Dance Center of Columbia College features two long-form works by M.A.D.D. Rhythms and Kilian Deissler and, artist in residence, Dani Borak’s 9-Point-Inc.!

M.A.D.D. Rhythms presents an excerpt from its critically acclaimed Feeling Good: A MADD Tribute to Nina Simone.

Founded by Bril Barrett, Martin “Tre” Dumas, and Jumaane Taylor, M.A.D.D. is comprised of dancers from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, sharing one common trait: a love and respect for the art of Tap Dance. Over the course of almost 15 years, M.A.D.D. Rhythms has given hundreds of kids across the city of Chicago a safe space to learn and grow through the art of Tap Dance. Through their tireless work in the community, M.A.D.D. Rhythms has fostered the education of many of today’s most sought-after tap dancers, all committed to sharing culture, tradition, and love of The Dance.

“Amid a harsh political climate in America, where injustice is brought to light faster than ever, and racist idealisms thrive in indifference, we find so many of the artistic voices we turned to in times of discord lost to the ages. One such voice is that of Nina Simone, whose monumental body of work is so unapologetically forthright in matters of human rights. With Feeling Good: A MADD Tribute to Nina Simone we invite Nina’s creative voice back to the conversation and honor her contributions through the art of Tap Dance.”

9-Point-Inc. presents Kick The Square.

“Kick the Square is 9-point-Inc.’s first programme and was laid out to encompass 105 minutes. The dramatic arc consists on the one hand of the conflict and symbiosis between two musical worlds – the world of Broadway and the world of the composer – on the other hand of the intensifying fusion of music and dance.

The dancer is gradually integrated into the music, while the musicians take on roles increasingly closer to tap dance, first with only a few, accentuated steps. These continue to gain musical importance, until finally the musicians leave their places behind the music stands and conquer the stage in rhythmically composed and choreographed steps, while continuing to play their instruments. In the dramatic culmination, the musicians edge the dancer off the tap dance instrument, and the solo of the “squares” begins: seven people, tap dancing in composed steps on seven “squares,” moving past each other. This poses its own new challenges because classical musicians – unlike the tap dancer – are trained to keep the measure beat with their feet, while showing their virtuosity with their hands on the instrument. In this situation, the rhythmic complexity is shifted to the feet, while the instrument still needs to be played with the hands. This is an extremely unfamiliar and
challenging situation for the ensemble.

With this program, Kick the Square, 9-Point-Inc. invites everyone to dive into an unknown world of music and tap dance!”

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22
Jul

Star Dixon, Donnetta Jackson, Tristan Bruns, Megan Davis, Time Brickey & KJ Sheldon w/Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s own Stone Soup Rhythms @ Rhythm World 29: JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance

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Festival Passes are no longer available. Single tickets are still on sale and available to purchase.

Please call 312-542-2477 or email us at info@chicagotap.org with any questions, comments, or concerns.

~~ $75 tickets benefit the Tap Scholar program and also include a post-show reception with the performers at the Dance Center of Columbia College ~~

The second night of JUBA! at the Dance Center of Columbia College features performances by Jason Janas’ Co.MMIT, and Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s own Stone Soup Rhythms!

Co.MMIT will be performing Essentials.

“The show is about rhythm and energy. Music can heal. The hand pan drum [Hang] has been known to heal. We find our expression through music. And in this show we are expressing three things through the art of tap dance: Patience, Understanding and Peace.

In the show, Jason has reached deeper into his soul to find this movement and choreo for the show. It’s a work in progress as life is. Living in Detroit has helped bring him back to his east coast roots and vibes.

I truly hope this show allows You to feel things. Tap dance is the vehicle but the message I hope is heard.”

Respect and Admiration,
Jason Janas
Director of Co.MMIT

Stone Soup Rhythms is the resident ensemble of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project and is a collective of independent artists. The name refers to a European fable in which a wayfaring stranger brings a struggling community together to create a feast amidst famine. Chicago Human Rhythm Project is the oldest and largest presenter of American tap and contemporary rhythmic expression in the United States. CHRP presents percussive arts in concert, education, and economic development programs through collaboration. Its signature programs include: Stomping Grounds (city-wide percussive arts festival); Rhythm World (America’s oldest tap dance festival); We ALL Got Rhythm (free, arts-education programs); the American Rhythm Center (shared dance-arts space/incubator, business development center); and Stone Soup Rhythms (resident artistic collective).

This performance will be a compilation of all the works that Dani Borak has created during his three year residency at Chicago Human Rhythm Project. The evening will also feature a world premier of Borak’s new work – ECHOS: Alien/Rytme/Fusion. Point to counterpoint, melody to harmony, shape to shadow, movement to stillness, physical to spiritual – ECHOS exist between thought and passion.

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22
Jul

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew @ RW29: Navy Pier’s Polk Bros Lake View Performance Stage FREE!

Festival Passes are no longer available. Single tickets are still on sale and available to purchase.

Please call 312-542-2477 or email us at info@chicagotap.org with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Pre-professional Youth Tap Ensembles from across the US, Canada, South America, and Asia perform repertory works alongside a mix of curated student works followed by an electrifying JAM session underneath the spectacular Navy Pier Fireworks display. This event is free for the public.

Register