M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Chicago’s premier tap collective, is proud to announce new video content created by Assistant Director Starinah “Star” Dixon commemorating Black History Month premiering Sunday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. CST on its YouTube channel. Dixon is also a featured performer in the video.
Earlier this month, Donnetta Jackson’s video commemorating Black History Month “Dreams & Nightmares” premiered and is available for viewing now. In addition, an all-new video drop commemorating International Women’s History Month KJ Sheldon’s "I Get So Lonely” premieres Monday, March 8 at 1 p.m. CST. These video premieres are part of M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ 20th Anniversary Season which includes video premieres, a new documentary premiere, M.A.D.D Rhythms’ publishing debut, social media happenings, classes, the Chicago Tap Summit and more. Information on these special 20th Anniversary events may be found at MADDRhythms.com.
“Rhythm Symphony” by Assistant Director Starinah “Star” Dixon
Performers include: Ivy Anderson, Andrew Carr, Starinah “Star” Dixon, Alexandrya Fryson, Izaiah Harris, Sterling Harris, Caleb Jackson, Donnetta “Lilbit” Jackson and Devin Mosely.
“Rhythm Symphony” highlights Black people, culture, music and art. It is a tribute to the journey of Africans to America while celebrating the classic movie “Coming to America” and its long-awaited sequel, premiering March 5.
The videos production team include Ashley Battle (director of photography/editor); Brian Delisi (steady camera operator); Ibrahim Useinovski (camera operator)/editor); Chris Owsiany (gaffer) and Mina Jue (camera assistant/photographer).