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22
May

Bril Barrett @ OKC Tap Fest

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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

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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16
Apr

Bril Barrett @ Portland Tap Dance Festival

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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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16
Apr

Bril Barrett @ Festival International De Claquettes à Nantes

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15
Mar

M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ DC Tap Fest

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9
Jan

Bril Barrett, Star Dixon @ Steel City Tap Fest

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25
Dec

MAKE A DIFFERENCE! DONATE TODAY

When you or a family member wants to learn about tap, where do you turn?

If you’re like most in our community, you turn to M.A.D.D. Rhythms

Why?

Because you know you will receive an absolute top notch tapdance education.

And you also know that you’ll be treated like a real person, by dedicated, compassionate tap professionals in a warm, caring environment.

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 communites, 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 underserved 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.

Sincerely,

 

19
Dec

Bril Barrett @ Phoenix Tap Festival

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21
Sep

CHICAGO: Sole Sounds Of The Windy City – TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!!

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CHICAGO: Sole Sounds of the Windy City

Join M.A.D.D. Rhythms Saturday October 14th, 2017 for CHICAGO: Sole Sounds of the Windy City @ the Harold Washington Cultural Center. 4701 Martin Luther King Dr. Chicago, IL 60653

This year’s special guests include: M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Tap That Brass, 333, Creation Chicago, Purifyed Entertainment & Hip Hop ConnXion

This years faculty include: Martin “Tre” Dumas III, Nico Rubio and Lee Howard. M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ own: Bril Barrett, Jumaane Taylor, Starinah Dixon, Donnetta Jackson, Tristan Bruns, Megan Davis, Nora Clark, Ja’Bowen Dixon & Victoria Jones.

This year’s esteemed honoree is: Ayrie King III, better known as “Mr. Taps”

Tickets are $40, get your tickets now. This is an event you don’t want to miss. Group rates available. CLICK HERE