Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Upcoming Chicago Human Rhythm Project Events

If you're up for some unusual entertainment, check out the Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP). CHRP is our country's premier organization specializing in concert tap and contemporary percussive dance, and it's based in Chicago. Kurman's president has long been a fan and supporter. A former tap dancer (and tap teacher!), Cindy thinks that everyone in Chicago (and beyond) should experience CHRP often. Here's their lineup.

Winter Tap JAMboree!
Come take classes with CHRP’s world class faculty from Feb. 5 – 7, 2010 at the Fine Arts Building (410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago). The weekend event offers three days of masterclasses as well as classes designed just for teachers.

All tappers 18 years and younger should consider auditioning for the Leo Harris Tap Scholarship Program. $20,000 in scholarships to CHRP’s summer festival will be rewarded.

Events for the weekend include a Tap Jam Friday night, a tap video talk and student showcase on Saturday and a faculty panel discussion on Sunday.

You Be The Judge
Closing out the weekend JAMboree on Sunday Feb. 7, you can help judge in the Leo Harris Tap Scholarship Audition. Come and vote for one winner to receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend CHRP’s summer festival, RHYTHM WORLD, from July 26 – August 8, 2010.

Billy Elliot in Chicago
BILLY ELLIOT the Musical is back in Chicago. The musical begins performances at the Ford Center/Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street, Chicago; 312-902-1400) on March 18. Billy Elliot has been named “Best Musical of the Decade” by Time Magazine.

CHRP is honored to have the dance captain from the Chicago production of Billy Elliot be a guest judge for the Leo Harris Tap Scholarship Audition.

For more information about these events, please visit or call (773) 281-1825.

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