Chicago Human Rhythm Project, in association with MCA Stage, presents JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance. Three programs featuring extraordinary foot drummers and percussive arts masters.
July 31: Broadway and Bronzeville
Opening night features Tony Award-nominated Helen Hayes and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Ted Louis Levy performing an excerpt from Sammy--The Life and Times of Sammy Davis, Jr. Levy is joined by M.A.D.D. Rhythms and artists Jason Janas and Lisa LaTouche.
August 1: Berkshires and Brazil
An evening of Brazilian rhythms with artists Marina Coura, Charles Renato, and Leonardo Sandoval. These trailblazers perform with their São Paolo combo, featuring musicians Rodrigo Gudin Paiva, Alexandre Homem, Leandro Rodrigues Fortes, and Rafael Calegari Ramos.
Princess Grace Award-winner Michelle Dorrance performs Push Past Break. Joining her are artists Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, Derick K. Grant, Nicholas Young, and BAM!
August 3: Bad Boys, Back Beats, and Best Bets
JUBA!'s final evening showcases Jason Janas, Sam Weber, Tre Dumas, Jumaane Taylor, and Nico Rubio pushing the limits of rhythmic expression. Joining them is the 2013 Virtual Rhythms Choreography Winner and emerging artists "discovered" at the 2013 Rhythm World Festival.
The Greg Spero Trio is featured several times throughout each night's performances.
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