15th Anniversary YTEC Benefit Concert with very special guest Maurice Hines:
Tap talents from across the country--Gene Medler's North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble, Melba Ayco's Northwest Tap Exchange, Keane Sense of Rhythm, Choreo Records and Shelley Hoselton's Footprints Tap Ensemble--show their best moves in this anniversary celebration concert. Singer-tapper-choreographer extraordinaire Maurice Hines makes a rare appearance to receive the JUBA! award. Future tap talents from across the country—Gene Medler's North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble, Melba Ayco's Northwest Tap Exchange, and Shelley Hoselton's Footprints Tap Ensemble—showcase their best moves in this opening program of Rhythm World, Chicago’s prized citywide festival. Singer-tapper-choreographer extraordinaire Maurice Hines makes a rare appearance to receive the JUBA! Award.
JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance concerts, 7:30 p.m., Edlis Neeson Theater at the MCA, 220 E. Chicago Avenue:
- Thursday, July 21 and Saturday, July 23—Jumaane Taylor and M.A.D.D. Rhythms perform Supreme Love to the Afrika Bambaataa’s Universal Zulu Nation and the music of John Coltrane, performed by a live quartet. On July 21, CHRP’s resident ensemble BAM! reprises Prisms by Lane Alexander and premieres work by BAM!’s own Marty Bronson and Zada Cheeks. On July 23, the Institute for the Rhythmic Arts premieres a work by Bessie Award winner Nicholas Young.
- Friday, July 22—The performer Groundhog expands the musical and social exchange of tap in a multigenerational ensemble work, pairing an exploration of historical hoofer Earl “Groundhog” Basie and other historical figures with Linda Sohl Ellison, who marks the 35th season of her company, Rhapsody in Taps, accompanied by Monti Ellison and the Eric Hochberg Trio.
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