Chicago Human Rhythm Project builds community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs. Percussive dance is one of the oldest forms of human expression and tap dance is America's contribution to the evolution of this ancient art. Chicago Human Rhythm Project celebrates the primal impulse to make rhythm and presents programs throughout the year that bring diverse individuals and communities together to share this common experience.
CHRP presents four annual performance/education programs at venues around Chicago including The DuSable Museum of African American History, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, the historic Jazz Showcase, the Cindy Pritzker Theater and the Fine Arts Building ! CHRP's resident performance and education ensemble - BAM! - provides after school arts education classes at three elementary schools including St. Sabina, Paul Revere and Bronzeville Lighthouse. BAM! also performs its acclaimed lecture demonstration - We All Got Rhythm - throughout Chicago which has been seen by more than 60,000 school children over the last five years. We dance together - we create together - we are moving forward - together!
This January, CHRP moved its education center/arts incubator - the American Rhythm Center - to Calumet Heights and reopened as the MAYFAIR ARTS CENTER (MAC). CHRP and its Core Resident Partners - including Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Black Girls Dance and Joel Hall Dancers - are offering classes for children, teens, adults, and elders as well as neighborhood public schools. The MAC also provides business development services and subsidized space for classes, rehearsals, informal performances and special events for small to medium-sized nonprofit arts organizations and independent artists. For more information about classes, space rental, or how to become a partner, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.