PERSIST: Tap Dance Made by Women

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Event Description

In an art form where women have played second fiddle to men time and again for decades (and in light of a recent surge in women’s movements of all kinds) PERSIST celebrates the unique, varied, artistic voices of six female choreographers including world premiere works by Kristi Burris, Megan Davis, and Patti Vickerman alongside returning audience favorites including Star Dixon’s critically acclaimed Ultralight Beam. From driving, pulsating rhythms to delicate, hopeful gestures, PERSIST promises to be another stunning example of Chicago tap dance excellence.

“People used to say that tap dance had died, or would die, with the demise of the Hollywood musical. Clearly it hasn’t.”

– Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune
(3.5 STARS for TAKE FIVE, 2016 Artists in Resonance performance)


AO is the place to see the future of tap dance.
Six choreographers, more than two dozen performers and always something unexpected….all with a single ticket.

Dance Styles
Tap / Rhythm


Stage 773

1225 W Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 327-5252