Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), in association with MCA Stage, presents JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance, three distinct programs featuring a host of extraordinary foot drummers and percussive arts masters.
JUBA! is the culminating event of Rhythm World, the oldest and most comprehensive summer festival of tap and percussive dance in the world.
Aug 1: Solitary Soles
Opening night features solos by the masters and monsters of American tap including Lane Alexander, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Jason Janas, Derick K. Grant, Sam Weber, Yuji Uragami, and more. Program and performers subject to change.
Aug 2: The Growing Circle
Tap dance is a global phenomenon with some of its greatest practitioners centered in Tokyo. Yukiko’s Misumi brilliantly recreates and re-imagines many American tap classics through her ARTN Tap Dance Company while Yuji Uragami has transformed the art form aesthetically and technically. These pace setters are joined by BAM!, FootworKINGZ, Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, MADD Rhythms, and more. Program and performers are subject to change.
Aug 4: Juba – Masters of American Tap
An evening of new works, new concepts, and new collaborations. This program will feature some of the tops in tap including Derick K. Grant, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Sam Weber, Michelle Dorrance, Jason Janas, Yuji Uragami, and more. Program and performers are subject to change. NOTE: Please call the MCA box office at 312-397-4010 for information about tickets to the Saturday night performance.