Making its debut April 14-May 13, the Chicago Rhythm Fest spotlights Chicago's exceptional and diverse percussive dance community while celebrating African, Irish, Mexican, Spanish and American cultural traditions. This inaugural event is a citywide celebration of the rhythmic arts that connects diverse communities through rhythm.
Opening the Chicago Rhythm Fest is STOMPING GROUNDS, a series of free events in five distinct communities showcasing five of Chicago's most accomplished percussive arts companies: CHRP's resident ensemble BAM!, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theatre, Mexican Dance Ensemble, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicagoand Trinity Irish Dance Company. Each performance features two host companies and cameos by members of the other three participating ensembles.
Tap / Rhythm
Culturally Specific Dance