Chicago Human Rhythm Project presents Rhythm World

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Country and Region United StatesIllinois
Type of Festival Dance
Location of Festival Chicago, Illinois USA
Festival Contact Information

Chicago Human Rhythm Project presents Rhythm World
CSSD, Fine Arts Building
410 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 USA
Phone: (01) 773-281-1825
Fax: (01) 773-296-0968

Festival Description

“Chicago Human Rhythm Project presents the annual Rhythm World festival, the oldest, largest and most comprehensive tap festival in the world! Directed by Dianne Walker and Derick Grant, and supported by the Joyce Foundation, this year’s festival includes intensive residencies, master classes, workshops, courses, tap slams and cutting contests, all featuring a faculty of international tap masters. The festival will culminate in the annual JUBA! performances, showcasing the virtuosic faculty as well as select Youth Tap Ensembles. For more information please visit

Festival Dates July 22 - August 4, 2013
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Festival Story:

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), the world’s first year-round presenter of American tap dance and percussive rhythmic arts, produces Rhythm World, its annual summer festival featuring classes, workshops and performances from the end of July to the beginning of August in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois. Founded in 1990, the Chicago Human Rhythm Project is America’s oldest institution dedicated to presenting, preserving and promoting the American art of tap dance and contemporary rhythmic expression in world-class concerts, educational forums and community outreach programs while simultaneously nurturing new and innovative approaches to percussive arts. CHRP brings communities together to celebrate mutual appreciation for rhythm and advocates for the acknowledgement of tap dance as a recognized American art form.


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