Rhythm World

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    Collage of all Rhythm World Faculty including Anthony Morigerato, Cartier Williams, Derick Grant, Jason Janas, Jumaane Taylor, Karissa Royster, Naomi Funaki, Lane Alexander, Sarah Savelli, Reggio McLaughlin, Martin Bronson, and Melissa Almaguer. Logos...
    Collage of all Rhythm World Faculty including Anthony Morigerato, Cartier Williams, Derick Grant, Jason Janas, Jumaane Taylor, Karissa Royster, Naomi Funaki, Lane Alexander, Sarah Savelli, Reggio McLaughlin, Martin Bronson, and Melissa Almaguer. Logos...

    Chicago Human Rhythm Project

    Friday, July 12, 2024 to Sunday, July 21, 2024 |

Upcoming Dates

Jul 18, 9:00am
Jul 19, 9:00am
Jul 20, 10:00am
Jul 21, 10:00am
Event Type
Festival
Event Description

Rhythm World Registration Is OPEN
July 12 - 21, 2024
Chicago's International Festival of American Tap Featuring 2024 JUBA! Award Winner Derick Grant

America’s oldest and most comprehensive festival of tap celebrates its 34th year with two weeks of rhythm bending, in-person education and performance programs by a combination of veteran and next generation artists. Attendees may take one class or a combination of masterclasses, courses, or choreographic residencies.

Classes will take place at Chicago’s historic Fine Arts Building in the Annex, Studio 300 at 410 S. Michigan Avenue with concerts at The DuSable Black History Museum, the legendary Jazz Showcase, and the Studebaker Theatre in the Fine Arts Building.

Masterclasses: All up to the “master” in the room. The masterclass is an audition style setting. Meaning, you pick up whatever they put down. This week’s faculty will grant you with daily tap inspirations. Sharing their masterful ideas for that level. It could be a warmup, an across the floor, a combination, or all of the above but particularly structured for the students in the room. Beware of what artistry these tap masters share with you, it will take you a step closer to understanding this art form. The materials may change in each particular masterclass, so the rhythmic journey may be risky. But brilliantly informative for the craft. Faculty: Lane Alexander, Melissa Almaguer, Martin Bronson, Naomi Funaki, Derick Grant, Jason Janas, Reggio McLaughlin, Anthony Morigerato, Karissa Royster, Sarah Savelli, Jumaane Taylor, & Cartier Williams. All Masterclasses are 80 minutes. Fees: $30 Per Masterclass.

Courses: Learn something to stay with you on your tap journey. The classic festival ‘course’ track where you are guaranteed to take something home. Maybe it’s just a couple of steps that catch your ear, though hopefully it’s a few bars of continuous tap combinations and variations that will become helpful for your eternal rhythmic experience. Building off of those artists’ ideas, rather than just routines, would be the focus here. Though the routine aspect is practiced here. Faculty: Lane Alexander, Naomi Funaki, Karissa Royster, Sarah Savelli, & Cartier Williams. Each class is 80 minutes/day for 4 consecutive days. Fees: $100 Per Course.

Choreoographic Residencies: What does it mean to choreograph tap? When we are choreographing this style, is it tap or something else with tap? In order to honor tap, we must keep tap dancing. During this residency we are putting you in the space with 2 of the most defining voices of our field. Here we teach you how to compose or choreograph for tap. Strategically creating a rhythmical flow that compliments the music, but also exemplifies the art of tap. Within the works shared this week, you will learn how to build for this dance, fitting for the concert stage. Faculty: Derick Grant, Anthony Morigerato. Each residency class is 80 minutes/day. Fees: $150 Per Choreographic Residency.

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Running Time
Varied
Dance Styles
Family
Jazz
Modern / Contemporary
Tap / Rhythm