RW29: JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance

Event Type
Event Description

The first night of JUBA! at the Dance Center of Columbia College features two long-form works by Brazilian artist, Charles Renato's CHR Project* and Nico Rubio's 333 and Friends.

Charles Renato's company, CHR Project*, presents VIRTUOSO.

"VIRTUOSO is an exploration on singular music instruments in relationship with tap dance. Those two elements combined produce a combination of sounds and rhythms where there are no limits for creativity and exploration."

*CHR Project stands for Charles Renato Project and is an established company not to be associated with CHRP, Chicago Human Rhythm Project.

Nico Rubio's 333 and Friends will perform By Way of Taps: A J Dilla Tribute.

By Way of Taps: A J Dilla Tribute is just that, an homage to the life, legacy, and music of James Dewitt Yancey. Nico Rubio, Artistic Director of 333 (Three Thirty Three), has choreographed this all Tap show to a score of J Dilla Productions and Samples. Not only performing in the show, Nico DJs the music live, with a few transitions pre-mixed. The cast is 333 and friends, all of whom are either actual family or Tap Family, who grew up dancing together. BWOT highlights the musical similarities between Tap Dance and Hip Hop cultures, while acknowledging Ascended Masters such as J Dilla, Roy Hargrove, Fela Kuti and Stan Getz.



Festival Passes are no longer available. Single tickets are still on sale and available to purchase.

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Running Time
1 hour, 30 minutes
Dance Styles
Tap / Rhythm


The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

1306 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 369-8330