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The  Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), the nation’s premier presenter of American tap dance and contemporary percussive arts, presents the Chicago debut of ScrapArtsMusic for Global Rhythms 8, CHRP’s annual community-building, shared-revenue performances that spotlight national and international percussive arts companies. Performances are November 24 at 8 p.m. and November 25 at 3 p.m. at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park.

 

ScrapArtsMusic

  ScrapArtsMusic delivers an intoxicating mix of intricate rhythms, raw energy, athletic choreography and a highly inventive percussive arts concert. Created by Gregory Kozak and Justine Murdy, ScrapArtsMusic is an earth-friendly, Vancouver-based company that creates unforgettable percussion performances using kinetic instruments skillfully crafted from offbeat materials ranging from accordion parts to artillery shells.

 

Thanks4Giving

In conjunction with Global Rhythms and in the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, CHRP offers an opportunity to give back to Chicago nonprofits while increasing its exposure to new audiences through the Thanks4Giving program. When purchasing tickets, patrons receive a 10 percent discount by mentioning one of as many as 50 participating Chicago-area nonprofit organizations, and CHRP shares 50 percent of the revenue from that sale with the selected organization. During the last seven years, Thanks4Giving has produced more than $120,000 in revenue for Chicago-based nonprofits.

 

Ticket information

Global Rhythms performances take place Saturday, November 24 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 25 at 3 p.m. at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph Dr. Tickets are $15-55 and are available by calling 312-334-7777 or visiting  harristheaterchicago.org. All programming is subject to change. For information visit chicagotap.org.

 

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PHOTO: ScrapArtsMusic by PHOTOGRAPHER. 

 
About Chicago Human Rhythm Project
CHRP is supported by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Target, The Boeing Company, The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust, The Arlen and Elaine Cohen Rubin Charitable Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City, The Jeanette & Jerome Cohen Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City, National Endowment for the Arts, Illinois Arts Council, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, Live Marketing, Charter One Foundation, The James S. Kemper Foundation, Dr. Scholl Foundation, Arts Midwest, The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, The Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg Family Foundation, L&L Hardwood Flooring, So Danca, People’s Gas, The Service Club of Chicago, The Walmart Foundation and generous individual donors.

Founded in 1990,  Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) builds community by presenting American tap dance and contemporary percussive arts in world-class and innovative performance, education and community outreach programs. During the last 22 years, CHRP has produced multiple community-based collaborations involving shared revenue programs, concerts and touring opportunities, including:

  • annual National Tap Dance Day concerts, featuring an array of tap and percussive dance artists
  • a shared revenue program designed to assist Chicago’s budding tap community to build capacity through audience development, created in 2001
  • Thanks 4 Giving, another innovative shared revenue program launched in 2005 as part of its annual Global Rhythms concerts at the Harris Theater, through which CHRP has partnered with more than 100 Chicago-based nonprofits to raise funds for a wide variety of service agencies
  • participation in the 5th Anniversary Beijing International Dance Festival, assembling 70 artists to represent the United States
  • establishment of the American Rhythm Center (ARC), providing a shared, affordable and sustainable education, rehearsal and administrative facility for several leading Chicago arts organizations in the historic Fine Arts Building
  • curating the first ever, full-length performance of concert tap dance on a main stage of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on December 7, 2012  

CHRP’s vision is to establish the first global center for American tap and percussive arts, which will create a complete ecosystem of education, performance, creation and community in a state-of-the-art facility uniting generations of diverse artists and the general public.

 

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