CHRP is one of four Chicago nonprofit organizations who have been granted funding and resources to present free public programming as part of Millennium Park’s robust summer season. This residency opportunity will open Pritzker Pavilion and other park cultural amenities for all to witness innovative performances, beautiful collaborations, and diverse public programs.
Celebrating its 35th anniversary season, Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) presents American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world class, innovative performance, education and community development programs. CHRP celebrates the primal impulse to make rhythm by bringing together diverse communities to share a joyous and universal form of expression. They present American Tap, African, Native American, Indian, Mexican Folkloric, Irish Step, Japanese Taiko, Spanish flamenco and other rhythm-centric dance and music forms that both honor tradition and bring it forward. CHRP’s five core programs include: STOMPING GROUNDS, a Citywide celebration of percussive dance; Rhythm World, Chicago’s International Festival of American Tap; the Mayfair Arts Center, a shared education-business development center in Calumet Heights; We All Got Rhythm, free and affordable arts education programs in Chicago Public Schools; and, Stone Soup Rhythms, our project based tap dance collective.
As part of CHRP’s July 23rd Jay Pritzker Pavilion performance, they are collaborating with Natya Dance Theatre, Chicago Dance Crash, Collaborative Institute of Cultural Arts and Ayodele Drum & Dance.